Thursday, February 27, 2014

“Folk Process”,Legends of Culture Heroes and Giants of Industry Tra- La- La!


                       An interesting triad, by Cecil Sharp.

I recently heard a story at a Memorial Tribute.

I think it was  Arlo ,

speaking of Pete’s Father ,the Musicologist, gaining acceptance of the term,” Folk Process,” in the academic world,

, to describe what had been simply referred to as stealing in the past.

The fact that I am uncertain of the details and using my own words to convey the story , for my own purpose only seem to reemphasize the point in retelling, remembering ,Referencing,.and not to forget, the Recording and reproduction Arts

And in our Culture , Possession and ownership.

Language and Authority, Influence, Mastery, Top down Management

The old Druid as advisor to a King, always this close relationship with ,or service for Power, Energy and Control,

It was a Time Before Mine, The Place were my language had come from was bombed  but not Ruined by a great War with  Master Races and cultural supremacy,Nations, Industry,Banks.

The Powers of resonant sympathies of Place Identity,Respect for Resource

Pride of Accent ,as a call to Arms ,Heritage and Duty and Service.

Fight for Your country, Protect The Homeland, People loyal to Place

It was a Cold War with a lot of Capitalist Cash in Communications and Control.

Keeping a Lid on Class War, Entertainment as Export

Propaganda was the message of the State,The Western World would prove the Superiority of its Culture by the Economic  impact and superiority of its Medias .

Generating Hope of Social Mobility,Opportunity or at least pretending as a way of pacifying the crowd.

Recognition as incentive ,Reward


The Media presentation of what is going on in the street, or what appears to be a grass roots movement changes the Folk or Market Nature of the Thingy

The Sample has no Control as a valid comparative Test

It is Broadcast changing and contaminating the records of what is Real .and what was real.

The Base line Beat of Popular Culture is Media influenced if not Driven.

The Corporate Media conglomerates have gone satellite global Transnational on Us.

This was going on during the Lull in the Manned Space Program as the Shuttle was put into service. Cable TV and Star Wars, computer Commie Busting secret weapon.


Privatization and exclusive access to future Network. Telecommunications Industries are Capitalist Economic Weapons deployed to appeal to ones sense of self advantage and independence over a shared or Societal ownership or responsibility.

What began with Language and Land,Records and Radio,Television and Tours. Is an interrelated collaborative grouping of Artists that are Owned by a Master, protected and legitimatized by a label or Lord.

Are We only as good as the company we keep? or the ones that keep us?

Did We Buy into that Idea?

Or were we Born into it?

Is it a Traditional Tune? or aint it?

Advances in informational technologies have created and destroyed a few Industries,

The Melody and Theme are repeated, the Words change with the gadget.or app.

It has nothing to do with political process, or Spiritual insights, or Technical dominance.

The affairs of State are a by product of Continuity of Legal ownership, policy is for sale,regulation can be negotiated .

History is also available for sale,      has been for some time.

Consider the investment opportunities!

“Your Future profit from the past , whispered in the ear of a Licensed Character of your Copyright King. “

“Maybe you heard it before,     Goes something like this…”

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Another Dreaming Soul Wandering


Roving Nature

I wonder about a lot of things.

The meandering nature of genius .

Roaming and rambling elusive Muses.

The Odd way we try to cling and claim for Self.

The way things rub off on one another.

What is it that is being transferred  between People, Pets, and Places,

That causes a similar Character ,appearance, attitude or Spirit?

Are we groomed by time, each other , and unseen third parties?



self portrait 82 attic Chubb house Athens Ohio

We are More , than what we think we see of our selves,

We are More , than what other people say we are.

We are responding to our environment our apparent situation and circumstance.

In a non- cognitive yet nervous way.

We are sensitive to Our Surroundings.

On some level We acknowledge a feeling or mood that we associate with place ,

Our associations, our own composition,and assembly that we have been taught to think of as our unique, independent, individual Self is actually More.

Places shape us…….    and  our  wonder of the passing now.

We are ,

where we have been,  what we have done, but,  We are More



Studio at one eleven first 95-98 Jersey City

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Anamnesis in Amplexus Folk ,Family, Friends ,Fans and Followers

A coupling, linkage between

Embracing what feels Real from distant memory.

the space allowed between ourselves and others,

Our movements and relationships to the past.

An awareness of being part of a collective and collaborative unconscious form, that is beyond Our immediate focus of attention or ability to perceive individually..

An Instinct to cluster and gather

To keep up with one another

There is caring, and there is competition with every crowd.

There is the urge to Move together ,to follow and chase.

We simply avoid bumping and crashing while we go with the flow .

Hanging on to what we love,

and the possibilities in making a change in future direction.

A new turn in an old chain

A habit that is inherited and passed on

Older than Imagination  

It is a reflex of recognition, not an Ideology, or behavioral discipline.

It is not learned , but remembered and shared.

Shad at Sea, Detail Shad Run

Saturday, February 1, 2014

“ You know ?,….I don’t know ?! “

I think He knew, I didn’t Know, and I wanted Him to know that I knew that.
This Guy could smell a lie, and I was on the spot for some kind of extemporaneous utterance.
My spontaneous vocal response in answer to the Iconic Author of the Popular  Folk Hit  based in ancient  Ubi sunt poetic tradition, “Where have all the flowers gone?”
It was a couple Summers ago, His Wife Died this Summer,  He Died this week..
He and His Wife were partners ,in a way that  inspires.  Coupling   Union
I believe the Super human spirit that touched millions through this Mans mind and voice, came from a Mega Heart that is active engaged and committed  to relationship dialog.
My build up to Imbolc was accented by this passing of a person that I have associations with work and song, “ If I had a Hammer”
What am I to say?
There is Power in the People
  Having seen a living breathing singing Hero up close was to know that  people are Magicians  working the Power of Song.                  Activating Audience!
After the Hero’s last breath, the story goes on.
Legendary and practically sainted in his  life
He is now even more
outspoken Dead
An Activist among the continuance
An Agent of compassion and solidarity in the Spirit Realm with concerns about the world and what change people working together can bring about, 
Should bring about         Here and Now

Ancient Wise
Keening is a spontaneous outpouring of grief and sorrow most often in the form of a  prolonged shrill cry  with a droning gasp on the inhale.
Some where between a hyperventilating crying fit, and a more controlled yet emotional expression of loss and lament
Keening is the impact of Knowing
The state of shock,                     and wishing you didn’t know,
or that somehow what you know is not true.
It was the Cry of  the Mother
Bride of Bress ,who saw her son ,  pierced , Mortally wounded by the Magic Weapon of  her own people.
What is it about spying on the Art of Making, and Trying to destroy a creator with their own creation that bring an end  to Ruadan?

This is the time of Weather divination,  but.
You Know,                            I don’t Know