Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Answer #208 - Draw the line

How do we continue to believe in the intrinsic good of human beings, despite corporately-fueled evidence to the contrary?

I just re-read the first line 10 times. Because I want to believe in the intrinsic good of human beings. I draw the line.

I want to believe that we are, in fact, at our best when things are at their worst.

I want to believe that we're at the apex of the nutty and hysterically blithering swing of the pendulum, and that I can actually feel the tug of the slow fall back toward center.

I'd like to live long enough to see the full apex at the other side of the swing - the one where your credibility as a Congressperson is upped by your ability to design this
and your proclivity to actually READ the works of art within the work of art;

where Monsanto and their horror-show contemporaries are reduced from this

to this

and where this
is the road that everyone travels.

I draw the line at this, however:

Because I also want to believe that the earth is flat and rides on the backs of four elephants, atop a giant sky turtle who swims, endlessly, through the vast expanse of space.
Let's not quibble. I've drawn the line. Just go with it.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It Takes a Willage

As the music industry came undone, I came up with a notion to step out of my comfort zone and see if I could get fans and friends involved in collaborating on funding a project. It's the new world order. It's the new way. It's.. amazing. It's made me have a couple of personal Sally Field moments, not this Sally Field

This one
Actually, a little of both. But I kept them to myself, regardless.

You know, more or less.

I might be able to fund not only the new album, but projects I've long wanted to embark upon:
A visit to Africa, to visit Nyaka and write songs/record stories with the students there.. collaborative projects in Ireland and the U.S. It's given me a ton of confidence in the possibilities, let me tell you.

THANK YOU, COLLABORATORS. A world of joy is the gift you've given me.

(And I didn't even need to buy an Oscar De La Renta knock-off at TJ Maxx to celebrate the occasion)