Monthly Archives: February 2019

2/28/19: Shadow Crossings

I've seen so many of them here. Here on Oahu's "West Side". "The West Side... " A loaded moniker for sure among local people. Often declared with pride when thus self-identified. Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae... Makaha! Farrington Highway fronts them all to the end. All the way to Makua and Kaena Point. ------ I've seen them [...]

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2/27/19: Notes from the Jungle (Part one, The Tropic of… COLD!)

7:01 am Half-awake. Desperately hanging on, to a dream... I've been made. My cover is blown. These enemy agents are closing in on me. I'm not going to get away but I've got to try. Gotta shake em. Gotta find a way, but I can't. There are so many. I turn down a dark ally, [...]

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2/26/19: Other-Wise

"You know how they are" she said. And looked me in the eyes. I don't think I do. And neither do you. In fact it's otherwise. Don't "other" me. Don't "other" me. I'm not you and you sure ain't me. But don't "other" me. He just laughs and walks away. As her hungry [...]

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2/25/19: Chill Bus Challenges (Part six Contemplation Remuneration)

Or is it the other way round? Remuneration Contemplation It's both... really. Yesterday, the challenge was to accept all "payment" without question. To just walk through it. To fail to overthink it. No matter how trivial it might have appeared. The challenge was to recognize how much I deserve. And just take it. Sometimes it's seems [...]

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2/24/19: No Shortcuts, No Filters

6:52 am That distinctive whistling of the first morning thrush wakes me again, only slightly earlier now. Now that... "February's (nearly) over and time March-es on, yesterday, yesteryear got up and gone." ------ Loudon Wainwright III I remember nothing of last night's dream. I don't even have any images to draw from but somehow I [...]

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2/23/19: Quotes on the Brain

"I’m often being driven by people who are not me, and I spend a lot of time thinking about, how can I say this so that we can stay in this car together, and yet, explore the things that I want to explore with you?" ------ Claudia Rankine "The true material of knowledge is meaning. [...]

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2/22/19: Only Everything (Rough Mix)

Happy to share this rough mix of my new song Only Everything Recorded this afternoon at Artemis Audio in Kailua. Thank you Demitri Marmash  for this great recording. And of course thank you Tommy Osuna. So looking forward to the Swamification mix to come. Blessed... m(___)m  

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2/21/19: Inspiration Interlude

A moment of silence. Changes a trajectory. That momentum had promised to bring. Forever. I look for reasons to stay. To linger in this place. Between movement and responsibility. Above all hope. No faith. No tether. No certainty. No expectations. The food is good here, but the music kinda sucks. ------- Blessed... m(___)m

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2/20/19: Chill Bus Challenges (Part four, Perturbation Equation)

Love + Love = Love/Love BUT!! Love/Love ÷ Errancy + Solecism x Happenstance and Stormy Weather = Challenge10 ------ A few hours ago, I began to write an entire piece about yesterday's very challenging day at work and then... I had a sweet talk with my sweetheart and took a nice nap and now... So ready [...]

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2/19/19: Process Practice (Ten Easy Steps to Creativity)

Step #1 Begin. Step #2 Realize that you have already begun. Step #3 Begin realizing that you realize. (that wonderful awareness loop) Step #4 Smile. Step #5 Step out of any "ideas" coming into your "mind" and find a way... to play. Step #6 Play some more. Step #7 Find someone you love and gaze [...]

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