Friend Friday 25: Sruti Sarathy

Sruti Sarathy is a well-known young South Indian Classical violinist in my area who also composes and translates songs, and is a singer herself. I admire her commitment to bringing diverse voices and poetry from different traditions together with Carnatic music. Check out her videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SrutiSarathyMusic (for those interested in poetry, check out the... Continue Reading →

Friend Friday 19: Shake shake shake

Photo by Dominik Jirovský on Unsplash Jacquie has a great piece on releasing tension through movement: https://yogamama.substack.com/p/shake-it I recommend playing the song she references - Shake your booty by KC and the Sunshine Band - while shaking out your fears, stresses, and anxieties! https://youtu.be/xRwm9ppgJ40 This poem by Susmita also reminds us why this is important:... Continue Reading →

A Sound Diary

TAoN 85 https://robwalker.substack.com/p/heard-behavior mentions keeping a "sound diary", or Marc Weidenbaum's sound journal https://disquiet.com/2021/09/24/travel-sound-journal/ Here are some things he heard, that you might: - landline (or any other) phone ringtones - night and quiet sounds - songs or music Other things to note: - voices - sounds inside vs outside - appliances in the home... Continue Reading →

Whistled language

I came across this article about whistled language:https://knowablemagazine.org/article/mind/2021/whistled-languages I was shocked to learn that whistled language carries MUCH farther than speech, and even shouting, as shown, which is useful when talking across valleys (as with shepherds etc). Listen to the audio clips, and the video of the Canary Island men speaking across the valley. There's... Continue Reading →

Train sounds

The sounds of train doors closing is recording in this video (via TAoN)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCe__D7UQWI&t=29s They include trains all around the world, with their announcements and various unique chimes and songs. The video is strangely mesmerizing, and Here is another from the same group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fi0m8ei_B4 Consider listening without watching first, to hear all the nuances. Can you... Continue Reading →

55 Types of poems 45 – List

This great site suggests 55 types of poems, so for the next couple of months, I aim to write one poem of each type. Since this is a site relating to earth, music, and mindfulness, I will limit myself to those topics as I write (I'll tag the appropriate category among those three). https://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php I... Continue Reading →

55 Types of poems 40 – Rhyme

This great site suggests 55 types of poems, so for the next couple of months, I aim to write one poem of each type. Since this is a site relating to earth, music, and mindfulness, I will limit myself to those topics as I write (I'll tag the appropriate category among those three). https://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php The... Continue Reading →

55 Types of poems 37 – Petrarchan

This great site suggests 55 types of poems, so for the next couple of months, I aim to write one poem of each type. Since this is a site relating to earth, music, and mindfulness, I will limit myself to those topics as I write (I'll tag the appropriate category among those three). https://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php The... Continue Reading →

55 Types of poems 25 – Iambic pentameter

This great site suggests 55 types of poems, so for the next couple of months, I aim to write one poem of each type. Since this is a site relating to earth, music, and mindfulness, I will limit myself to those topics as I write (I'll tag the appropriate category among those three). https://www.poemofquotes.com/articles/poetry_forms.php The... Continue Reading →

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