Monthly Archives: January 2012

on sound: oh etta & pumped up kicks

etta james’ funeral today in los angeles, rip to one of the greatest vessels of sound to ever live.  i just read a quality obit on etta james, click here to read it.  got me thinking of sound, and of cali.  etta’s sunday kind of love, ella’s midnight sun, pankaj udas’ deewaron ko milkar rona, incubus’ aqueous transmission, and foster the people’s pumped up kicks, are all on high rotation in my home.  pumped up kicks is just right, hip bouncing, high hoping, sparkle clear yet pleasantly blurry, cali style right.  this morning i went out to coney to face up to the sun.  and in between chapters of my studying, i’m gazing out over the glaze of light on the ocean, just thinking about songs, and sound.  finite sounds, finite scales, infinite songs within these bounds.  these days i’m shaking the sonic kaliedescope, sounding out the prism of my feelings, and glimpsing, like a fin cresting, through a lens full of color, the songs that come out of me.  thankful for the time to play.  here’s some of my high rotation these days. enjoy.

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Afghan Women’s Writers Project: 3 Brooklyn Shows this Weekend

Short and Sweet:  Come!

Performing with the Afghan Women’s Writers Project has already been uplifting.  Truly.  Please, if you can make it, come out to see us speak the words of women writers from Harat, Afghanistan.  Women who brave too much just to get their words out.  Tickets are a bit steep, because its a fund raiser, but you can always dig out your student ID and come see the show for $15 on Sunday.  🙂  Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live is going to be joining us I believe on Saturday, so if you’re a comedy fan, that rocks for you.  It’s at the Magic Future Box Theater in Brooklyn (N/D/R to 36th St).  Here are the deets and links:

 Broadway World Article on the Afghan Women’s Writer’s Project Performance with Rachel Dratch

Saturday the 21st: tickets at $35

Sunday the 22nd (4pm): tickets at $30 general and $15 students.


Sunday (4pm):





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