Thursday, August 16, 2018

back to the cushion

After a lapse of several months in my meditation practice, I returned to it. Short sessions reminded me again of its centrality and I simply started up fully again. Challenging times in terms of politics, work time, and institutional crisis in my Buddhist community knocked me off course, but they require more, not less, practice.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

RIP Cecil Taylor

While I have not listened to him in years, the evolution of my tastes makes Cecil Taylor more a candidate for my soundtrack. His death this week brought him to my attention again. The one hour show below was entertaining and warm-hearted:

In the Seventies, I spent regular time with Art Lande, as he was a friend of my first wife and teacher to her and one of our friends. When I mentioned a liking for Taylor, Art was puzzled, as the "difficult sounds" Taylor produced were not to his taste. Of course, my sonic journey over the decades since has taken me even further out there... I wonder what Art thinks of Taylor now.

Friday, April 6, 2018

for future consideration: Matthew Remski  While I have not participated in yoga, Ayurveda, Hinduism or astrology, this is another syncretic touchpoint.
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