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December 29, 2009

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elisa permalink
    December 30, 2009 10:47 pm

    Glad to see you’re writing again.

    Uhh *looks down and shifts feet* want to be blogroll buddies?

    http://circumscribe.wordpress.com

  2. December 31, 2009 4:16 pm

    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!

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