Good Morning Good ! Good Afternoon! Good Evening ! .. where are you ?
This month worldOneradio +festival accepts an Honor awarded by Contra Costa County Arts Commission/ AC5 for Corey’s work of nearly 20 years (but who’s counting?) as :
Founder/ Director of worldOneradio WCCUSD Public Radio 88.1 keCg 97.7, to educate and engage the community while promoting global awareness through music culture nature and technology… and .. the very popular worldOne festival in El Cerrito .. and … educator who provides who provides his students with practical experiences of diverse cultures.
2013 Co-Honorees include the much respected and ebullient Los Centzontles Mexican Arts Center www.loscenzontles.com and formidable imagineer Architect James Phillip Wright. And YES, we are already talking and planning collaborations catalyzed by this lovely AC5 trifecta. Along with an official County Proclamation we each are presented with fabulous award icon; an original Randy Strong art glass sculpture, ” flame of creativity” . N I C E! Photo below with CCC Supervisors by Fletcher Oakes Photograhy.
While nearly always galloping, wise ones in my life have advised me to pause deeply take this in. I shall do my best to pause and reflect.
Receiving is probably just common sense and practical good advice, as any Bay Area industry spotlights have almost summarily, to date, successfully circumnavigated our work, and otherwise shift rather quickly! LOL ? And perhaps as a reminder to keep a level head about the context of this genuinely great joyous honorary moment, El Caballo Rosado, our ’88 workhorse L.U.V vanagon, refused to leave the barn this am, just to keep it real. col?
That said, I appreciatively share this distinction and will shine this honor forward with all who have supported my various related initiatives: My Beloved Wife-Collaborator-Healer Debra Sue Kelvin, City of El Cerrito, WCCUSD, CCC ROP, and all the Artists, Sponsors, Recordists, Producers, Professional Mentors and Public Ed Teachers, Volunteers, Listeners who have shared their passions and creativity with our students and our community through keCg Public Radio, worldOneradio + festival.
What I have sought to offer over this span of time is a deep dream of a harmonized, healthy, beautiful, restored, co-creative world.
That dream is kindled in the deepest recesses of my mind, and finds its first ring of manifestation in the world at home, Heartquarters. Living with my Beloved who also manages her own solo Integrative Health Practice. She does all that, holds up half my sky, and not only speaks “Corey”, she can read my handwriting back to me when I cannot, and is the finder of lost objects.
Given our passions and modest combined household incomes, we only get by with a LOTTA help from our friends, and collaborators mentioned above and the generosity of our landlords. My deep and sincere thanks dear landlords who have generously affordably-housed us in El Cerrito over a few decades, The Kawatas, and over the last several recent years, The Chen Family. Landlords all over the County, I trust you are listening!
Our friend responded to the news of this award with a wily wink …
I always enjoy myself at the (festival) and appreciate all that your intention behind it brings. I also enjoy the radio station regularly and have it programmed into my car choices. Enjoy. Let it in…..because now that you have been publically recognized…..you can never give up the fair…..sly those (City and County Officials) …..A.
May it be so! I would add that we managed, together as a County, Cities, Schools and Districts, to survive some very lean, and even nearly mean economic seasons, to arrive to this day. I might say we did do artfully. The art of living is seeing a way, a practical way, some resourceful, inspired and inspiring way where there is no way. And so, perhaps a further testimony to the value of seeing and processing information and experience artfully. And bringing an artful perspective to rational-in-the-word needs and problems. Respecting and reinventing traditions. Disabusing ourselves of what no longer works. A higher path. A different way to interpret and present feelings and thoughts. A rounder expression of our glorious human soul-fullness, kultimutural heritage and hoped-for collective future. Arts speak an added dimensional language of the heart, mind, and soul. Arts help shape healthier humans.
It is my hope that ALL civic and business enterprises continue to vigorously and generously support the nurturance of comprehensive whole-being education, enlightened business practice, active collaboration among the two, and the celebration of our world of musics, arts, dance, architecture, agriculture, ecology, sciences and life-long-learning.
G’wan Shake Your Beauty ! We will too !
From the heart, thank you. Don’t stop believing. worldOnelove!
Sooo Sunday morning visit to Catahoula Coffee In Richmond… for a savory and some signature house Lola-blend beans … in our car.. Lila Downs via 88.1onelove .. we step onto to the foggy, blustery curb (what difference a day make!) there’s a unicorn ! and a good and weathered Dewalt is BoomBoxin ….Lila Downs …whatchu listeneing to Brro ? worldOneradioo! NICE !
BiG Green UP Urban Tilth Brromanos Andrew and Jessie … representing for Pachamama, growing healthy foods, attitudes, and communities …
Que comamos y bebamos (agri) Cultura ! Una vida loca y un sol .. vale ! = : ) ~
Presentation Ceremony and Reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) invites everyone to attend the presentation ceremony and reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards recipients at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. The ceremony and reception will be held on October 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. with reception immediately following the presentation.
AC5 and the County Board of Supervisors are honoring two individuals and an organization for the significant contributions to the arts and culture of Contra Costa County and beyond that they have made over a sustained period of time. The Arts Recognition Awards will be presented at the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:00 am at the County Administration Building located at 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. A reception will follow immediately after the presentation by the Board of Supervisors. The awardees for 2013 are, Corey Mason, educator and cultural promoter, Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, and James Phillip Wright, architect.
Each honoree will receive a commemorative glass sculpture representing the flame of creativity created by the internationally recognized glass artist Randy Strong of Berkeley from the Arts Commission and a resolution from the Board of Supervisors honoring their accomplishments.
This week .. thanks to our colleague Kym Kuzmic, we were honored to welcome an Angel-Fly-By Film Maker Joshua Bee Alafia to live Studio A, with the keCg Youth Crew… visiting the Bay Rim to celebrate the West Coast Premiere of his latest full length feature ” Let’s Stay Together” … open the link above to learn more about his vision, works, words and warmth ..
So, we are chitchattin, madhattin, reasonin .. and I peruse his Bio … and I see… Cuban Hip Hop All Stars … which he shot in 4 days some 10 years ago .. Yii ! … I plotz … and run for the video cabinet to have him personally glyph the video .. and while weare at it .. Goodness + Graciousness AllAround he hits us with some fiya from these Artist Poets … Frank Waln ~ Blood for Oil
and Oku Onuora …
Hang Onto Your Halo Y’ALL …. Blessed Bee …
Third times’ the charmstrong ! And it gets better every time …
We Oneder, which are some of the most powerful global harmonic sonic sonic tonic anthems you enjoy …
that you’d care to recommend for sharing, caring, and broadcast? Hopefully, you’ll hear many similar vibz and insights as you listen to worldOneradio .. locally via 88.1 keCg 97.7 or via ‘puter glocally @www.worldoneradio.org or shoutcast or tune-in smartphone app search > “worldoneradio” ..
We’d love to hear from you .. the Public in Public Radio ! = ; ) ~
Hey ! THANK YOU AC5! and Contra Costa County Arts Comission .. we have been honored as a recipient …
County Arts Commission Bestows 2013 Awards
For fifteen years, the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) has been recognizing arts leaders in our communities through the Arts Recognition Awards. The award honors individuals, businesses, or charitable organizations that have made significant artistic or philanthropic contributions to Contra Costa’s arts and culture over a sustained period of time. Each year the AC5 solicits nominations from the community through their ARTBEAT electronic newsletter and through their web site, www.ac5.org, where the nomination period is announced and the guidelines and forms can be downloaded. Anyone is eligible to nominate, and any individual or organization within ContraCostaCounty may be nominated. The Commission creates a panel of judges from their County District Arts Commissioners, and three honorees are selected.
Just adding these images signaling our return … back in the El Cerrito, CALi saddle … the ol’ worldOneradio corral on San Francisco’s East Bay Rim .. Maruru! Heiva I Kauai and Manea and Nathan .. the hard working friends and gentlemen pictured here with dj worldOnelove in Kapaa, Kauai… deep mahalos to ALL who shared thier Aloha spirit with us .. we are grateful .. details to follow .. along with all kine musixcology … ( Bruddah Natan get an ever present beaming smile-from-the-heart and a Kauai-shape mole on his chest(hahd to get bote o’ dose!) I love how our worldOne mandala logo also looks akin to a drum … that brings the good spirit to protect you .. and chase away the bad …so its is said …
Heiva I Kauai 2013 and here’s why we gathered …
an yet more … and this is how I like my hat to to look and feel, and when I am in this atmoslove ..
makes scents! …. then, thus overwhlemed and spirtis washes and scrubbed clean (mahalo Auntie Angeline’s) …we gather up all the cds, impressions overt and subliminal, audio bits, conversations and mixe a summer sonic hologram … worldOneradio 08-11-13 kauai shout outs + mahalos
||Falkenbrock + snowbow
||Nakai Cody Sarde
||Tino’s breaks 5
||Tino corp 01
|| Young tree 99
||Holo holo kihoalu
||Slack key huakai
||Addison st 13
||Lei no ka’iulani
||boy+pauoa liko Ka kekua
|| piha hauoli
||Kana kuila 97
|| Toti’s tahitians
||Te arapo +te ori ori ra
||Tah drm +dnce v3
||Mele no kahului
||Wherd all the good people go
||In between dreams
||Fat freddy’s drop
||Roady + wandering eye
||Based on true story
||Mystic roots band
||Stay postv 13
||Life is but a dream
||The ultimate 53-61
||rumor de tus tangos
||Reboot the mission
||Glad all over
and we re-broadcast what we experienced, to help us remember the Beauty, the blessings of aina the moana, pre-dawn poi-washing, mountain apple~awapuhi whirligigs, pond bathing ( akamai of flash floods) paddling-beneath kala and mahina, enthralled-double-anuenue-all-the-way, fly-by hahalua, and honu and mano (yiikes!), the frienships and the work …
LiveAlohaLive … shoot the fader … bump the meter … shake the tweeter .. bump it well well welll press play > = : ) ~
press play > > > > = : ) ~
Gracias a La Vida .. que nos ha dado tanto .. Debra Sue and Corey offer deepest thanks all Artists, Production staff, Volunteers, Sponsors, Artisans, Foodies, City and every attendee who made this worldOne musicopia a palpable, shimmering expression of musiculture, BEAUTY, and what makes U.S.ALL … packing down and repairing, wrapping details now .. plenty of those ! and yes, we are sleeping more deeply.sol !…
a few pics here .. Thank you Mark!
and more fromFletcher Oakes ..
peek at FB for more .. see side bar .. Thanks Gina!
this Bollywood mention ( Non Stop Bhangra!) from in CC Times
luz, amor, y buena vibra ..
Main Stage Festival Schedule + Artist Information (listed if available):
10:00 am Tara Linda
11:05 am The Del Mars Surf Band
12:15 pm Musical Art Quintet
1:20 pm Ed Reed Quartet
2:30 pm Rusty Zinn and His Band
3:45 pm Suhaila International Dance Company
4:45 pm Fely Tchaco
6:05 pm Deborah Iyall Group
Between sets enjoy global DJ sets by UnderCurrents Radio & worldOneradio
11 am / 1 pm / 3 pm Circus Imagination
following Circus Imagination, magic by: Magical Nathaniel
12:00 / 2:10 / 5:50 Carnaval walkabouts with The African Outlet
10:30 / 12:30 / 2:30 Hoola Hoop demonstrations + playfulness with Hoopin Heather!
5:40ish – 5:50ish Interlude with Non Stop Bhangra
Wed., July 3rd DJ Jimmy Love
H e r e it comes .. worldOnefestival 2013 … arrreee youuuuu readyyyy tooooo R U M B A ! we’ll be dancin in the streets and grazin in the grass .. and shakin our beauty … stonesoulworldOnelove picnic … surrounded by swaying trees (entjuke), smiling faces, musicalities, arts, blues skies and rolling clouds … music flower dream power ! Here’s the lastest inspired stage back-drop by visionary digigenie Fletcher Oaks … which celebrates Non Stop Bhangra … who will perform a glorious Punjabi dance-along stoked by DJ Jimmy Love and live Dhol Rhythms Drummers … YeOw ! This will be an entirely participatory Soul ShakeDown, with instruction, 5-7 pm on Wednesday Eve the 3rd.. PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS EVENING! .. we know that Vicki Virk et al are greatly looking forward to this precious opportunity to celebrate a genuine dance tradition outdoors .. in a natural setting which the dance honors … a soul shake down of first order! Vicki instructed Bhangra on campus at ECHS this term among our Dance Production classes ( XO ! gifted unlimited teacher JessiE Kronenberg) and imported same into schoolwide culture via flashmob and social dance .. really trully brilliant !! (THANK YOU! ED FUND!)
We just wrapped the academic term in WCCUSD and our keCg Summer Radio Camp … Rusty Zinn & His Band visited us in-studio on Wednesday June 19, @ 10 am to live acoustic studio.
4th annual Richmond Powwow on Saturday, June 22 .. in the Heart of Rich City, Cali .. looking so forward to a day of celebration of togetherness in Honor of Great Spirit … Respect and Best Wishes to the Richmond Powwow Committee and worldOneradioXO! Courtney @ Native American Health Center in Richmond … worldOne will be there to support, along with worldOnesoulBromano Michael Roman … whose hand-printed prayerwear will be available direct from the the Artist (as well as at worldOnefestival) .. we love spending hours and days together with Michael .. like a boxoxocolatls ! One his winged Marley prints will be in the raffle ay Powwow .. wowWOW!
Soooo .. we have had a few meetings at worldOneheartquarters recently, with our precious volunteers, new and seasoned .. we are tired from the labor of the year behind us, and its time to rise like the summer sunflowers which will decorate the festival ! The festival celebrates all the work and sweat and blesseng and learning of the seasonal procession, our orbit, rings of learning, and lovolution as a community or varied and onedrows being .. no joke, cosmic stroke.
Fely Tchaco at Amoeba 2012
Hey! bring plenty of pocket money to worldOne festival to help support keCg and the festival and the arts + foods vendors. YES! its presented freely, but you must know full well, that all virtually music and arts are up against it .. (and WHY you may well and should ask) this event is a small and M I R A C L E …. thanks the City of El Cerrito, its Citizens, like-minded sponsors and volunteers. This is a public event, and like public radio .. you, WE are the PUBLIC … we never miss the water till its gone .. so lets sing anmd pray to the water … money does NOT make the world go round .. but it’s sure requisite to make this festival cornucopia .. so dig deep, dig ? .. give what you can… for our part .. we shake out everything we’ve got .. that’s what a festival takes .. as it should be, if its gonna have any meaning and gudjuju in it .. seen ?
djworldOnelove is digging through archives to package “lost” hand-sealed cd’s … the worldOneradio artkive direct from studio .. over 18 years of keCg worldOneradiomixology … if you’d like an original cd-from-master mix … drop fifteen boks! (lovu Kenny Perkins!) or more ! to the donation jar / festival perpetuation fund .. and Corey will personally gift you a cd … we’ll likely have @ 100 X on hand. I’ll even draw my emotocon on it ! = : ) ~ + Bugs Bunny SCWEWY SWAK .. priceless !
More soon .. we’ll be tweeting … updating .. kindling .. working .. planing and scraping our knuckles in the weeks ahead .. knee needs a little ice right about now ! while we look forward to gettin together and feelin all right … hearts and hips .. sparking everything technique!
Wish to donate $$$ or volunteer time ? Contact us directly and pronto presto! through our Volunteer link and/ or the Contact Form on the the .org pull down menu ..
Lately we’ve been thrilling to Paolo Fresu, Holly Herndon, Tha Tribe, Kobo Town, Andre Thierry , all kinds of Zawinul, John Robinson (Flourescence), Snoop Lion , Rusty String QTT, and Chambao (gracias! sirena Adrianna) Lots of new mixology for summer, on deck … stay atuned via 88.1 keCg 97.7 .. .org shoutcast … or tune in free app” worldoneradio.org” …
BEST ! Always ! Stay Blest ! Always ! Waay OuT West ! = ; ) ~
worldOneateers Ed and Isabel created another fabulous fest video melange … as appearing now at Cerrito Theatre and KCRT … and here!
The Hills Are Alive ..with the sound of boom bop (Spearhead/ Michael Franti) and yellow mustard grass, lupin, oxalis and .. via worldOneradio mixology …
Orb + Lee Scratch Perry Tracy Bonham George Harrison Napalapalai Arto Lindsay The Orb w David Gilmour Augustus Pablo Cheevers Toppah Stevie Wonder AOMUSIC David Wax Museum Phil Ochs Bobby Womack So Pacific sntrk Francois Couture Byrne + Fatboy Slim Raquel Bitton Bill Evans (Bluegrass) Mocean Worker Los Lobos Hamsa El Din Shayna Dread Game Ghangers John Robinson Les Nubians Bob Marley Manuel Galban Ry Cooder Pimps of Joy Time Jennifer Hudson Tiempo Libre Dixie Chicks Melody Gardot Weather Report Nakai + Clipman John Mc Cord Snoop Lion Seasunz+Jay Bless Herman’s Hermits The Lucid Rays Quebe Sisters Sugarland to hear it all live press play over there, top right !
we love this time of the rolling year .. here on the Bay rim in Northern Cali, the oxalis popped a few weeks back, they stir up a color riot everywhere, now knee-high in our back yard, along with clovers that grow in poodle-sized puffs ..
magnolias and cherry blossoms, camellias, wisterias, now cue the poppies! … bam power flower boom !
color and texture are foods for the eyes .. everyone loves shapes …
everyone loves music( Finley Quaye) … shapes and colors for the ears, and thus the mind .. where we kre-ate, imaginate …. Imagine that !
Pan is my name .. I live outside your door, I have to keep the score of things around you / my love lives outside my window ( Secret Life of Plants / Stevie Wonder) ….
I am so glad that the seasons recur, changing, extending and retreating.. like we live again and again, every day, the tide of consciousness rolls out like the dawn and then retreats ….and we retract back back back into our unconscious mind .. dreaming .. integrating …. Higher and deeper and wider understandings of the gift .. our gift its all a GIFT … all that is appropriate is a gigantic daily THANK YOU from our hearts …
www.SnowCrystals.com was created by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, Caltech
sweet tomorrow morning burstin with the dawn ( Al Jarreau)
so why do we fzuk with IT … H E R, and confuse or abuse creation, ourselves, each other, so much ?
the strongest force in our human nature, is thought … so called bad, good, and everything in between ..
so .. we need proper education .. no, not factoried,institutionalized, blandished, partitioned, linear, analytical, rehash that passes for modern education …
we need to e d u c e .. drawing out the invisible to the visible … and connecting the embodied soul, whilst on the earthtop (desktop) to its source in deep inner-outer s p a c i o u s n e s s (ku) .. the imagination engine … through richly informative ex + insperiences ..
some things need to be believed to be seen ..
the “old gods” are as real as anything .. echoed and created … we are superorganic imagination engines, we are not gadgets .. we are not commodities, except in the eyes of crass commercialism ..
Law of Ma’at
God needs you in order to come into the world. Fulfilling God’s need is the highest act of love, and only through your love for God can you fulfill your love for others. Become the Love of God in the world for the protection of the world. http://www.aasorlando.org/11laws.htm
drawing by Zac Rodgers/ www.kingspook.com
it’s your avatar … what will you do, give, learn, accomplish through it, this day ?
Don’t let them change you, or even rearrange you … Could you be love ( Bob Marley)
My Vision of Peace Photographer – Kimberly Edwards
On Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans Big Chief Alfred Doucette debuted his “Peace Suit.” Words of peace were carefully sewed in the Chief’s new Indian Suit in response to the city’s high murder rate and even higher incarceration rate. Alfred Doucette has a true heart for the youth of New Orleans, striving to give them a sense of pride in their culture and in themselves, taking time to share the Mardi Gras Indian traditions with any child who asks or shows interest, and lives his life to make the world a better and more peaceful place. This suit is a tangible image of his soul.
see more imagery at http://www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject-home.php
Well .. you are reading this.. we apparently made it though the portended portal/synchronization of 2013 .. so far so good? .. I wouldn’t quiiite yet grab the remote, check-out, and zone-out again via Animal Reality Geographic’s sexi-broody-vampire-penguins (Wanderlust) as a daily junk-media diet … as perhaps the “fat lady” hasn’t yet sung? .. or GabriEL hasn’t yet held that note forever (Bruce Almighty) … or , perhaps they have, and we have undergone some kind of cosmic mitosis .. pa’ delante ..
in case you may be onedering what that LISTEN LIVE ! press play button has in store for you .. it is sets like these … hundreds of them .. all waiting patiently to worldOneradioXo your hEARtS .. and blow some domes ..
Max Richter+Hollywood Symphony ,Steve Shehan +Nabil Othmani, Ellington + Louis, Macklemore + Lewis, James Danderfer, Stockton Helbing, Nancy Stearns, Mariah Parker, Omar Sosa, Mary Ann Vorsky, America, Macklemore + Lewis, M Ward, Sugarland, Ronnie bowman, Erykah Badu, Pimps of Joy Time+ Captain Planet, Steve Shehan + Nabil Othmani, Orb + Scratchy, Louis + Ellington, Gotye, Kimbra, Macklemore + Lewis, Eliza gilkyson, Garret Sawyer, M. Ward, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Cody Chestnut, Bang Data, Gillian Wells, Bart/baker+ Lada Red Star, Les Tiki .. more radio details under the keCg tab … WCCUSD Inner Bay Rim Public radio CalifUSA.
and I DO want to be in that number when “the saints go marching in” ..
and “nothing beats reality” (Rodriguez) … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5TffdOQ7g
Media .. including worldOneradio, is only, by definition, “in the middle” .. that noted .. highly recommending “Searching for Sugarman” for a number of reasons from music/lyricism to story to spirit . It features no cast of thousands, nary a car chase, nor gun-wielding-super-model agent, nor floozy .. for that matter .. no rock star hubris! and I suspect you may emerge …elated .. it’s an almost unbelievable real-life story, and its still unfolding…. Gentle WoW .. XO Sixto + Fam + Friends.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5TffdOQ7g
Macklemore and Lewis .. insightful and gots slaps …WTTSMFa ( what-the-thrift-store-m—-f—ka!) .. thrifty hip-hope ( Thrift Store ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae9_RGZLZhI , busting out homophobia and amplfyin’ for mo’love ( Same Love ) … and telling Nike pretty much where to stuff their swooshisms (Wings) .. and that’s pretty much… where the sweat shop don’t shine!
Kendrick Lamar … we was hangin back,true … while a suite from the second half of Good Kid Bad City has been added to worldOneradio ad infinitum .. Respect!
Lately, worldOnelov mixology is broadcasting sets comprised of selections/ vibz like these Artists :
Anthony Wakeman + Mr. Soon / Points of Origen, Rose Moore / Spirit of Silence, Cheevers Topah/Harmonized Songs of Native American Church, Malcolm Cecil / Tonto’s Expanding Headband, Stevie Wonder / Songs in the Key of Life, Eliza Gilkyson / Redemption Road, Toumani Diabate+Ballake Sissoko/ New Ancient Strings, M.Ward / A Wasteland Companion, Cody Chestnut/ Landing on a Hundred, Asa / Eponymous, S.E. Rogie / Golden Voice of Sierra Leone, John McLaughlin/Now Hear This, Bob Marley/Songs of Freedom, Bellamy Bros., Ronnie Bowman/Starting Over, John Powell+Hollywood Symphony / Lorax, Mooquee / Mice Elf.
In February we collaborated in gathering with the Peace Project at Swarm Gallery in Oakland .. that openingtop image is from this collection..
In March… our inaugural Shake your Beauty Kultimulchural Dance, on campus, at El Cerrito HS with the fabulous creativity and energy of students of our Dance Production program and our keen Media/Academy /keCg Youth Crew ..
While we prepare for Spring-Summer .. its riotous clover + occali season here .. poppies poppin’ soon, and by the time the sunflowers are 6’ tall ..
YYYYiiiiiii .. and you are invited to all of the above !
Hey !! .. globally minded dj’s, r u feelin’ us? … if you enjoy the flows, let us know !
if you have sets you’d like to send in for consideration .. please do use our regular email to communicate .. we’ll love to hear from you …
and BTW take us with you via smart phone app tune in .. search “worldOneradio”
Philanthropists.. there is always need for donations from inks + squeegees to decks, between our daily classrooms and special events .. all 501C-3 .. feel moved? don’t be shy .. LIVEALOHALIVE! = ; ) ~
Gracias a la vida, que nos ha dado tanto ..
Blessed rainy day here in El Cerrito, Cali, as I write .. slept in.. hanging with my beloved wife Debra Sue .. sipping tea and xocolatl … cozy … Sergio Mendes+ Black Eyes Peas on the radio .. niiiice ..
I can’t exactly apologize for not writing, though I do certainly beg your understanding. I have been utterly taken up in an academic-institutional vortex these past nearly three months, not slackin. Perhaps if you have an urban public school teacher in your life, you have some idea of what the daily challenges can be. By invitation/ conscription, I took on all kinds of new quasi-admin-program managerial responsibilities along with added piles of hours to stay abreast of an daily avalanche of either starry-eyed-and-or-fractious students + mountains of program paperwork and coordination. And for different reasons this was the toughest Fall semester in my teaching career … wilting fatigue and almost unbearable stress/oppression, which made me physically symptomatic, unwell. Got it all done, though not a particularly happy time. Added arrgh.. the national squabble about how to reform public education and the general defamation of the profession, http://www.nea.org/home/53524.htm?utm_source=nea_today_express&utm_medium=email&utm_content=blameteachers&utm_campaign=121114neatodayexpress
This teacher sought solace and some non-linear relief.. the drawing-dreaming pad was swirling and pulsing …
and worldOnelove music/radio sessions were flowing, in some healing/soothing response to the daily grind/carborundum …
Little BIG Sound .. 88.1 keCg 97.7
We are always adding all kinds of gorgeous, stirring, soulful, and insightful music to our worldOneradio flow+ broadcast; Native musics and tone poems from Louie Gonnie, Cheevers Topah, Bear Creek, Anthony Wakeman + Mr.Soon … soaring classical interpretations by Hulschoff and Eichhorn, intimate jazversations by Kenny Barron, Rose Murphy, Blossom Dearie, Sarah+Louis and spinning the globe with Flying Lotus, Asa, Olivia Ruiz, Guy Forsyth, Tchiya Amet, Chuck Prophet, Santana, Jolly Boys, Mark O’Conner, New Mutitudes, Jackson Browne, The Pyramids, Paul Simon, Groundation, Liane La Havas, Gudina, Lulu Dikana, Les Tiki , Le Vent du Nord, Roxanne Olivia, El Gusto Orchestra of Tangiers, Les Surf, hip shakers by Allenko Brotherhood, Poolside, Janis Martin, film excerpts from George Harrison/ Living in the Material World … and to help us unwind the mind .. Robert Rich, Erik Wollo, Steve Roach … been doin it and doin it since ’95 .. e como mai oh my ..
Through late summer and autumn, we joined Saturday morning dancers at our beloved Ashkenaz, to banghra dance with Dhol Rhythms (with whom we will be joyously collaborating in both an El Cerrito HS school dance event and in our 15th annual July 4 worldOnefestival). The following Dhol mandala image is by Fletcher Oakes www.fletcho.com/ .
I want to especially hail UP and acknowledge the San Francisco World Music Festival, in its 13th iteration, successfully assembling musicians form all over the globe in an impossible, and finally glorious and exuberant collaboration in the presentation of a blended operatic cycle www.sfworldmusicfestival.org/. Again demonstrating that the most stirring music, emerges from deeper spaces, requires devotion, discipline and surrender, achieves connection, and reaffirms L I F E … .. from a super-title to a featured Azerbijani folk song .. “with these chains we shall make music which will shame the drums of the monarchs” ..
U.S.A.llawe navigated the fearsome realities/vestiges of Halloween/Samhain … Soul Cakes? anyone ? Mayan prophetic accuracies +/- distortions .. the election of a U.S. President .. no, not by a landslide .. but via inundation … of American angst, media, money, and finally, waters (# 2) … lately .. post-election vitriol and backlash, bitterness, and contrariness, more amped divisiveness .. the oldest trick in the book of life …. a house/nation divided cannot stand …. and how can we be ( seek to be) the “greatest nation on earth”, with a hobbled economy, 14 trillion in debt, millions jailed, and policies/practices that undermine ecology, EDUCATION and simultaneously aspire to world-wide military dominance..
that said .. I felt a palpable bolt of QI when GOBAMA! uttered .. LOVE + CHARITY .. which we remixed.
Especially NOW, we need to work for, and hope for deliverance (McCartney) … wash our spirit clean (Walela)… we need an absolution (The Pyramids) .. and to seek higher ground (Stevie Wonder) .. re-imagine U.S.All .. dreaming red, white, blue, red, gold, and green and all the colors and creatures in between .. seen ? (another Fletcher Oakes image):
And reserving the right to respectfully, unthanks .. unthanksgiving .. it is Native American Heritage Month .. and it’s a particular irony that about the only national holiday that hazily includes some kind of cooperative Native iconography, also includes revisionism of the arc of official hostilities, policies and machinations, between “manifest destiny” and Native Americans. Destiny itself seems to have other ideas, much more consistent with modern ecological science, and the deep cultural wisdoms and spirituality of Native America (what is otherwise commonly called “religion”) and all genuine wisdom/spiritual traditions. Our youth broadcasters generated a series of Native American cultural featurettes, and these are pronounced daily via PA and on-air. We note how virtually whole-scale absent is any substantive Native cultural curriculum in our public schools. In 2012 we seem determined to keep the same idea-factory humming? along (noting the recent tussle in Arizona and elsewhere regarding Chicano studies).
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to everyone,
I come to you as one of your many children;
I am weak …. I am small … I need your wisdom
and your strength.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets
Make my hands respect the things you have made.
And make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
The lessons you have hidden in each leaf
and each rock.
I ask for wisdom and strength
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye.
So as life fades away as a fading sunset.
My spirit may come to you without shame
~ (translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark @1887)~
Carlos Santana included the prayer above, in the liner notes to Shape Shifter. We simply cannot keep doing, thinking, feeling the material-commodity-transactional-buy-take-day-mares that have become the grist of the daily bs-statusquo-go-round-mill. We’ve got to learn and accept daily, higher, and sacred ground to vibrate at higher frequencies (Blackalicious) … and yes,we can still keeps it fonki .. and real .. the BIG question is .. compared to what?
While please consider adding the Peace Project Book to any holli~jolliday gifting you may have in mind .. http://thewhole9gallery.myshopify.com/collections/peace-shop/products/2012-peace-project-book-pre-order-price
On worldOneradio at this moment .. John Arnold music > We’re all beautiful .. dig that to the bone .. mind spirit body soul .. Rise UP Everybody !
Join us for a magicalmysterylisten, won’t you ?
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Winter Soulstice approaching, northern hemispherical season to collect, store, slow down, retreat, rewind, remember, and hope/wait = esperar / spero .. for the return of the light, so to speak .. the crisp clarity of wintry days and snowy scapes .. ‘tis the season .. to Rest and be Blest .. wishing you bright blessed days and dark sacred nights .. p e a c e … = ; ) ~
- Press Peace > Press Play > RePeace …
We received a letter recently which… bust the meter, and shake the tweeter (Erykah B.) .. in excerpt ..
Meanwhile, I’ve been privileged to encounter maybe a little less than half a dozen genuinely great radio stations in life, all across the world, and now I hear what you’re doing. So now I’ve got one more to add to that list.
I’ve just moved from Paris back to the East Bay, and you’re blowing my mind day after day. It’s astonishing. I’m wildly intrigued to learn what it will sound like when the kids are back at school.
We are grateful .. and indeed, we will consider that an on-the-DL “RAMMY” …. and we will invite you to hear wassup at the worldOneradio corral.. daily you can hear Undercurrents, Doug Wendt’s All World Beat/Native Son Rising, Midnight Dread, dj worldOnelove diurnal or contemplative sets, and the rolling cinematic musicscapes of Radio Edsoft Films. We have welcomed a sparkly-eyed and keen minded crop of high-school-aged public radio initiates, and they will be on air within several weeks now .. ready to worldOnerumba ! via via 88.1 Kickin Evolving Conscious Grooves 97.7 !
Along with@ 1O years of archived mixes in daily worldOne broadcast, some lately recent worldOneradio mixology you will hear via our local fm’s, worldOneradio.org. (press play) . or via tune in on your smart phone ..
CeeversTopah/ True Melodies, Ua(Sun) , Pura Fe, Te Vaka, Rhythmus Tanscendentium, Flaming Lips(Rocket Man / Heart is a Drum Machine), Chuchito Valdez and Eddie Navia, Star Benda Bilili, Buffy, Trudell, Easy Star All Stars (First Light and yes, Thrilla) John Robinson (Rapsploitation) Mos Def, Andre Desplat (MoonRise Kingdom).. and on and on til the break o’ dawn ..
BTW .. We can recommend a viewing from doc, “Heart is Drum Machine”..we have snipped several sweeps/scenes and mixed our faves for sharing in our radio mixes http://www.youtube.com and, we enjoyed a splendid night on the town at Peña Pachamama in North Beach http://pachamamacenter.org/ .. Quentin and Eddie have managed, despite the odds, to create and maintain a genuine, intimate, charming, musiculture and love-filled boite, with fabulous organic fare, and bar.. in the Middle of North Beach , for these last 11 years. BRAVO! Please do plan to visit, dine, listen, dance with them when you visit SF.
Back to school season has always been a heavy “compression” for me. perhaps too, an expansion? in that we are re-shaping and extending our QI .. anyway, it’s an energetic and psychic wallop, largely for institutional reasons and how we actually implement same locally and as a society… plenty of room for improvement, eh? Our youth deserve and need so much better and more.. comprehensive education…enriched learning opportunities .. nutrition … arts-music education, genuine cultural connections and early exposure to all kinds of work-in-the-world. The system is shuddering right about now, less funding for a status quo that was already not entirely functional .. it’s all connected .. tight turns and rewiring just ahead .. hang onto your halo ..
What’s life without a merman or a mermaid in your life? ( Discovery Channel’s mocshokdoc excepted) .. blending a few varied inspirations (an octopus, an embrace, and a 50’s aquatic siren postcard) to wit :
Soplando Burbujas de Amor (JL Guerra) …
and .. a mediation for support the intentions and purposes of the Peace Project, above ..
worldOnelov radioabrazos musicalartist WolfHawkJaguar (gotta a pocket fulla cowry shells) and visual artist Michael Roman (gotta tee-shirt fulla cowries!) … Ii need to introduce them !
Simply press the button … Press Peace > Press Play > RePeace ..
If you live nearby .. perhaps we’ll see you at the Solano Stoll this week … and otherwise ..have a beautiful day in the Unihood .. = : ) ~
Q: Like our writer in the excerpt above, I too have had favorite radio stations in my life. You? What makes music important to you ? What is important about music ? Do you have a favorite few radio stations in you life, currently locally or on-line? What makes them “great” ?