Browsing the "Arts" Category

Bruce Lee and the Power of Water

April 20th, 2016 | by msalt

I just ran across a classic post at Maria Popova’s always worthwhile BrainPickings that illuminates the connection between martial arts [&hellip


Poems After Drinking Wine (#5)

March 5th, 2014 | by msalt

How can you find meditative quiet in a busy city? The Taoist poet T’ao Ch’ien (365 – 427 C.E.) knows. [&hellip


Catfish Blues

July 13th, 2013 | by msalt

Continuing this series about a great blue song in its various incarnations. The first example was an unreleased 1968 Rolling [&hellip


Still A Fool

July 8th, 2013 | by msalt

Something a little different — I’m going to trace back several versions of a favorite blues song, known alternately as [&hellip


No guru, no method, no teacher

May 26th, 2013 | by msalt

Van Morrison is problematic. Sometimes he’s so precious, easy listening or POETIC that I just want to slap him. But [&hellip


Flow

April 22nd, 2013 | by msalt

I seem to be on a music kick lately, for no particular reason, except that it suits this website super [&hellip


Mindful Practice

April 19th, 2013 | by msalt

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to sound like yourself.” – Miles Davis Email this [&hellip


The Leopard

April 17th, 2013 | by msalt

Mysterious. Witty. Catchy. Intuitive. Irreducible and unanalyzable. Compelling. Robyn Hitchcock, from the uneven but often brilliant “Element of Light.” Email [&hellip



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