Been doin a lot of reading, reflecting, and relaxing the last few days. I’ll try to share some thoughts once I get them better-formulated: on “resistance” as understood in politics and dharma; on greed and its tricky disguises; on a radical interpretation of the “no stealing” precept in Buddhist ethics; maybe even on sex and sexuality, since I haven’t talked about it hardly at all this entire year.
But today I’m more into reading and listening than writing, so here are a couple more lovely songs, from one of my favorite guitarists.
I saw Lionel Loueke (born in Benin) with a friend in New York in the fall of 2006, in a tiny hallway of a venue. On top of falling for his music, I remember my delighted amazement when, midway through the performance (with his group at the time, Gilfema), he called spontaneously to a woman sitting in the row ahead of us, and she just stepped up on stage and started singing brilliantly along with the ensemble. Just like that — from listener to performer. It’s so easy to get mesmerized by the person onstage and forget that we might be sitting in an audience of musical geniuses.
Glad to see you’re writing again.
Uhh *looks down and shifts feet* want to be blogroll buddies?
Thanks for coming back! Yes, I’d be honored. I used to have a blogroll until I had a crisis of indecision about criteria for inclusion. Should it be only bloggers I’ve actually met in person? Friends? Friends whose blogs I actually read regularly? So I wound up nixing the whole thing.
Which is another way of saying, I was taking myself far too seriously.
So thanks to you, 2010 will see the return of a links list over here. Ps your blog is dope, and I’ll be tuning in regularly.
Happy New Year, Ms. Rocket!