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Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

Welcome to Encore Weekends on SpiritPlants Radio! Encore Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (April 21-22 & April 28-29, 2018). Featured are the 5 DJ'd shows that were on in March & April. These shows & their DJs include:

*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Where the Light Most Falls with DJ Tamara | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJTamara
*** Electronica By DJ Veronica | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica
*** Invitation to a Daydream with DJ Melting Machine | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJMeltingmachine

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history. During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low . . .

Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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No shows April 21 or 28 - next show May 5 8)

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #629
East Coast Time: Sunday 15 April 2018 at: US East Coast: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 21 March 2018: 11am-2pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: The Church, *Man Woman Life Death Infinity* (2017) . . . In 2013, this legendary Australian psychedelic rock band, one of my top 10 favorite rock bands ever, parted ways with its brilliant lead guitarist, Marty Willson-Piper, for reasons never really explained publicly . . . new lead guitarist is Ian Haug . . . I did not like the first album by this reconfigured band, & was bitterly sad for Willson-Piper leaving . . . but their new album is good, feels like something worked hard to a really good result  . . . I didn't have to try to like it . . . it's just a really fine record . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album Redux: Herman's Hermits, *Blaze* (1967) . . . Part of the British Invasion, but not taken as seriously as The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, more simply great pop hit-makers, the Hermits nonetheless kept evolving their own sound until they arrived to this album . . . ten songs, under 30 minutes in all, fully of lyrsergic bubblegum wonderfulness . . . though not many noticed this album at the time, it's great, lovely, try it!

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 15 of *The Unconsoled* by Kasuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are Herman's Hermits again, singles they recorded in 1968 & 1969, their music sweet delights to hear . . . haven't done a Sunday show in years & years, but here is one, & then a break till May, & then back in the morning time!

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 3 DJs, including Frogs, Soulard, & Veronica! This weekend (April 14-15, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #629 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #222 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #141 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Harry Chapin - January 1981 - The Bottom Line, New York City | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bottom_Line_Encore_Collection
*** Psychedelic Lectures:  Ayelet Waldman - "Microdosing" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-002-microdosing/
*** Jazz Cafe: Branford Marsalis Quartet - "Metamorphosen" (2009) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/metamorphosen-mw0000807679
*** Comedy Hour: Patton Oswalt - "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time" (2014) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patton_Oswalt:_Tragedy_Plus_Comedy_Equals_Time
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: "Jellicle Literary Guild Highlights" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/jellicleguildhighlights.pdf
*** Sound Collage Radio: DJ Soulard - "Love Song of Donald Trump & LSD" | "A Young Homosexual Boy Known Only as Tweek" | "Kellogg's Best to You!" | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/djsoulardsoundcollages.pdf

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #627
East Coast Time: Saturday 07 April 2018 at: US East Coast: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Sunday 08 April 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 14 March 2018: 11am-2pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Buffalo Tom, *Quiet and Peace* (2018) . . . New album by this legendary Boston band, brooding but sometimes light in touch, epic in sweep, but intimate in detail . . . a melancholy but not unhappy album . . . lotta beauty in its seeming contradictions . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album Redux: NIck Drake, *Pink Moon* (1972) . . . Previously featured on the 12/8/2007 episode of this show . . . Third & final album by Drake prior to his suicide a couple of years later . . . him, guitar, a bit of piano . . . dark strange lyrics, yet the sound of a man powerfully dancing with his demons, seeing what he needs to see, questioning, deciding, perhaps questioning some more . . . a strange & lovely work  . . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 15 of *The Unconsoled* by Kasuo Ishiguro . . .

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (April 2018)
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:37:50 AM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 3 DJs, including Frogs, Soulard, & Veronica! This weekend (April 7-8, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #628 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #221 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #140 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Van Morrison - Summer 1973 Tour | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Too_Late_to_Stop_Now
*** Psychedelic Lectures:  "Psychedelic Stories from Columbus, Ohio" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-039-psychedelic-columbus/
*** Jazz Cafe: Wynton Marsalis - "Black Codes (From the Underground)" (1985) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/black-codes-from-the-underground-mw0000188478
*** Comedy Hour: George Carlin - "Not For Sale Anywhere" (1999) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carlin
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)
*** Conspiracy Theory Radio: Jack Steiner - "Conspiracy Theories: Government Cover Ups, Aliens, & Unsolved Mysteries" | Show information: https://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Conspiracy-Theories-Government-Cover-Ups-Aliens-Unsolved-Mysteries-Audiobook/B076MGNK63
*** Entering Dreamland: "Expert Panel on Lucid Dreaming" | https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/a-panel-on-lucid-dreaming/
*** Science Report: CrowdScience - "Does Anything Stand Still?" | "Is the Future of Food a Pill?" | Show information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d42rc

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #627
East Coast Time: Saturday 31 March 2018 at: US East Coast: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Sunday 01 April 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 07 March 2018: 11am-2pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, *Little Blue Egg* (2012) . . . One more record from this brilliant duo, this one being a collection of songs Dave Carter had recorded between 1997 & 2002, but never released . . . Tracy Grammer discovered the tapes of these songs & finished them . . . they are wonderful & fine, & give one more series of experiences of their shared musical beauty . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: The Monkees, *The Monkees* (1966) . . . Debut record by a make believe band that became a real band . . . these psych-candy-gems just the beginning of their evolution into something great & wonderful . . . the boys only sang on these, but their songwriters were good from the beginning, shiny treasures from the first note . . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 15 of *The Unconsoled* by Kasuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are The Monkees also, some tunes they recorded early on but that never made it onto their albums . . . & suddenly, spring!

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 4 DJs, including Tamara, Frogs, Soulard, & the debut of Melting Machine! This weekend (March 31-April 1, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #627 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #220 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Where the Most Light Falls with DJ Tamara #8 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJTamara
*** invitation to a Daydream with DJ Melting Machine #1 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJMeltingmachine

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Mumford & Sons - 28-29.August.2012 - Morrison, Colorado | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-road-to-red-rocks-mw0002451450
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Terence McKenna - "The Technology of Spirituality" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-441-the-technology-of-spirituality
*** Jazz Cafe: E.S.T. - "Strange Place for Snow" (2002) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Place_for_Snow
*** Comedy Hour: "Animation Radio - South Park Marathon!"  | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)
*** Olde Tyme Radio: "The Twilight Zone" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series)
*** Classics Time: George Gershwin - "Selected Works" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gershwin

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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No show Mar 24 - next show Mar 31 8)

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Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

Welcome to Encore Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio! Encore Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (March 24-25, 2018). Featured are the 5 DJ'd shows that were on in January & February. These shows & their DJs include:

*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Where the Light Most Falls with DJ Tamara | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJTamara
*** Electronica By DJ Veronica | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica
*** Binary Choice with DJ Boolean | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJEsc_Ape

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history. During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low . . .

Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #626
East Coast Time: Saturday 17 March 2018 at: US East Coast: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Sunday 18 March 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 24 March 2018: 11am-2pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Crooked Still, *Still Crooked* (2008) . . . Another visit this late winter with this brilliant Americana group, songs for the chill below, for the feet to tap, for the mind to widen in smile . . . such fine music . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, *Seven is the Number* (2006) . . . Fourth record by this indie folk-rock duo, this one released four years after Carter's untimely passing in 2002 . . . they'd re-recorded the songs on Carter's early solo album back 2001-2002, & to this group Grammer added a couple of additional songs they'd recorded . . . if you like your sweet music sometimes dark, sometimes joyful, always moving to something deep inside you, listen along. . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 15 of *The Unconsoled* by Kasuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are a last helping of those featured on "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem," back on 03.March.1990 . . . well, the weather got a little less crazy this week, just a more usual winter's time . . . the recent blackouts in this area made this so much easier to appreciate . . . what's shoveling some snow versus a totally darkened street at dusk?

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

This Special Olde Tyme Radio Weekend features such classic shows as "CBS Radio Mystery Theater," "Dimension X," & "Lights Out!"! Plus 4 DJs, including Soulard, Veronica Esc_Ape, & Frogs! March 17-18, 2018's full schedule of programming includes:

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This weekend (March 17-18, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #626 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #219 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #139 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica
*** Down the Rabbit Hole with DJ Esc_Ape #7 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJEsc_Ape

Featured Programs:
*** Olde Tyme Radio: "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" | Olde Tyme Radio: "Dimension X" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Radio_Mystery_Theater | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimension_X
*** Olde Tyme Radio: "Lights Out" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_(radio_show)

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Scriptor Press Sampler | 18 | 2016 Annual
Reading link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/sampler/18_2016.html
Download link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/sampler/18_2016.pdf
[Size = 6.1 MB]
 
This volume is the eighteenth in a series of annual Samplers featuring the best prose, poetry, & graphic artwork published by Scriptor Press in the previous year. This issue’s contents include:
*** Poetry by Raymond Soulard, Jr., Judih Haggai, Joe Coleman, Martina Newberry, Colin James, Victor Vanek, Tom Sheehan
*** Travel journals by Nathan D. Horowitz & Charlie Beyer
*** Dream Raps by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** Labyrinthine [new fixtion] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** Prose by Jimmy Heffernan & David Hartley
*** Fiction by Algernon Beagle
*** Graphic artwork by Kassandra & Raymond Soulard, Jr.
 
Email comments to this mailing list by simply hitting “reply” to this list—or reply to me directly & off-list at editor@scriptorpress.com. Enjoy!
 
Peace,

Raymond

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The Library / The Cenacle | 102 | December 2017 *Just Released*
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:03:29 AM »
The Cenacle | 102 | December 2017
Reading link
: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/102.html
Download link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/102_december_2017.pdf
[Size = 8.2 MB]


Hello everyone,

Here comes the just-released Cenacle | 102 | December 2017. Samples of the issue’s contents are below to entice you.The Cenacle is, of course, like always, free to read online or to download, via the links above.


From Soulard’s Notebooks:
I miss you like hell. I probably judge people, myself certainly, by how decently & generously you lived your life. Your devotion to your Art never for a moment negated your devotion to loved ones, or to Nature, to the world. Your music bespoke your love of all, your wish to quarrel with no man. Your wish for this for all


Feedback on Cenacle 101:
[Colin James]
Joe Ciccone’s poems: I could sit between the lines, look up and let the words just wash over me, if I wasn’t intent upon catching each one.

Classic Cenacle Poetry by Mark Shorette:
and all are shrouded

in the blinding hidden
you will know
what the hill
has come to say

Notes from New England by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
For this piece, I’m going to read each poem again, beginning tonight, past tonight, if need be, & react to it, fresh; from years of knowing where it led; from this moment in time. R.E.M.’s wonderful compilation Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage 1982-2011 on my headphones, streaming on my beloved MacBook Pro, Eurydice. Herself named after my long ago 1998 poetry sequence Orpheus & Eurydice: Making the Lyre. Written over a short sequence of days (also published originally in Cenacle 31) that eventually inspired my one-a-day poem approach to the Tangled Gate poems.


Poetry by Joe Ciccone:
For a moment we’re the whole of our

split halves as in our last life

as if love were something more
than an endless goodbye

Same Moon Shining [Memoir Excerpts] by Tamara Miles:
It is not the business of this writing to defend or excuse Alma, only to seek understanding for women—for people in general—who run away from their responsible, decent, ordinary lives. At any rate, there is more to the story—for, you see, Alma came back home. The wild dance that she did with Albert did not go exactly as planned.


Poetry by Tamara Miles:

Always, in a family,

too many pronouns
to know for sure
what really happened.

Many Musics [Poetry] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
But to see you one more time again,

my Deirdre, I weaken, acquiesce.
You lay with me in my bed, one you
never saw. Atwist in my grasp, like old,
fingers playing my graying beard like
your own secret, amusing instrument.

Poetry by Ace Boggess:
It’s rare nights when she takes a lover, feels things

she could never speak in daylight—private,
too silent for a language without proper words.

She breathes only in sighs as if she wears
genitalia in her lungs, exacting eruptions of wind
over long, desperate dryness—timid, benign.

Snake-head Soup [Travel Journal] by Nathan D. Horowitz:
Dave’s alarm rang at 2:55 a.m. He, Mark, Ryder, and I picked ourselves up from the sleeping platform, pissed in the forest behind the provisional hut and, quiet and sleepy, assembled a row of low stools in front of the hut. The brew we’d made with the leaves of the vine—the heads of the yagé serpent, Joaquín had said—was still warm. We dipped gourds into it and began to swig it down. It was much more watery than ordinary yagé, not unpleasant at all.


Poetry by Nathan D. Horowitz:
In a flash of intuition, I saw that, through an act of will, one could rise up among the shelves,

weightless, and peruse the titles of the lowest library of Heaven, books which humans are ordinarily not allowed to read, but which Evelyn was permitted to browse any time she wished, as long as she agreed to keep the matter a secret.

Poetry by Colin James:
Never ending rumors implied sanctuary

could still be achieved yet
similar to a comfortable utopia,
treeless and somehow video simulated.

A Good Man is Hard to Find [Classic Fiction] by Flannery O’Connor:
The Grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey’s mind. Bailey was the son she lived with, her only boy. He was sitting on the edge of his chair at the table, bent over the orange sports section of the Journal. “Now look here, Bailey,” she said, “see here, read this,” and she stood with one hand on her thin hip and the other rattling the newspaper at his bald head. “Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what it says he did to these people. Just you read it. I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did.”


Poetry by Judih Haggai:

reason unknown

syllables and syntax
whoosh me away

Bags End Book #8: “It’s OK to be Happy!” [fiction] by Algernon Beagle:
So many times I have said, Dear Readers, that your old pal Algernon’s native land called Bags End just isn’t like other famous fantasy lands. Good places like Oz & Narnia & the Hundred Acre Wood. They are all 4or one & like a team when the bad guys like the Winged Monkeys or witches or rival religions or age come around. Not this place. No sir. Here the troubles are usually smaller but it seems like it’s our own folks that brings them. It’s like I’ve always said, when it comes right down to it, it’s the little guys against the big guys in this world. Of course that’s not always true but more more than less less.


Notes on Death and the Cosmic Memory [Prose] by Jimmy Heffernan:
It is constructive to note that atoms and molecules don’t age. They don’t die. They’re supposed to have existed at least since the Big Bang, and perhaps an infinitely longer time. What does it mean for us mortal beings—that we’re made of an immortal essence?


Poetry by Tom Sheehan:
This strange star

courses night
near-fable tree
in front of house;
this leaf-crawling
star, this odd light
about in the
lusterless
darkness, this
crawling spot in a
slow whirl taking
over the whole of
imagery, a
presence foreign
among red leaves
and sapless limbs
aching to crack
selves aloud in
such dread silence
the star leaves
about in its wake.

Sapphire Sins [Travel Journal] by Charlie Beyer:

I drop in on Shrewd Annie, proprietor of Sapphire Adventures on Main Street, a sapphire shop where she sells bags of dirt salted with a few crummy sapphires in them. You can screen for your treasure right there in the back yard, as you can at half a dozen storefronts in town. My object is to sell Annie some of my cut sapphires. With much interruption by looky-loo tourists, she finally selects a brilliant pink. 0.71 carats. This she pays $350 a carat for, resulting in a check for $250. Hot damn! Finally I get some money out of her after she charged me about that much last year for India gem cutting. With the new ruby cash in my pocket, I feel kinda smart, kinda rich. I’m a hundredaire.


Poetry by Martina Newberry:
Follow this blinking poem.

It’s only a muted reflection of some child’s game
preserved on paper gone stiff with the years.

I am home now, and considering this:
Was I followed?
Can the songs of my heart be re-rendered?
The sun makes promises but doesn’t console.

We’re all on our own.

The Acid Makers of Denver (Essay) by Chris Walker:
Tim Scully first dropped acid—LSD in capsule form—on April 15, 1965, in his living room in Berkeley, California. He was twenty years old, and wasn’t quite sure what he was in for. After about an hour, he felt a tingling, euphoric sensation wash over him. Suddenly, patterns

in the carpet came to life. A clock and other objects on the mantle moved before his eyes, swaying with a cosmic current he’d never known surrounded him. When Scully closed his eyes, paisley patterns were projected onto the back of his eyelids, in bright, intense colors that he didn’t recognize. It was as if a valve had opened in his brain, allowing him to perceive raw, sensory information from the outside world that a person normally misses. He turned to his friend Don Douglas, wondering if he was experiencing this, too?

Labyrinthine [a new fixtion] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
And in my plaid green jacket front pocket is my dear friend Pirth, glowing & purple furred & ribboned & bowed as ever. I bend my head down, he reaches up paw to pat my nose. At one point, we end up on a hill above the city & I’m just trying to figure it out. What does all this mean to that me, who’s lying a little bit sore on the Woodsy floor, there, over there? I can see you, over there, lying on that Woodsy floor. You can see me. Can you see me? Yes, I can see you, with those familiar people on that hill looking down on a city. How did we? I don’t know. Am I the past & you’re the future, or vice versa? Did I go from city to Woods or Woods to city? I’m not sure. Are we happening together at the same time, on parallel tracks? Which one of me is lying alone, deep in the White Woods, & which one of me is on this hill, sitting among these dear people

whose faces I can’t quite see, looking down on the city, thinking almost everything is in sight?
 

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Peace,
Raymond



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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #625
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On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Fountains of Wayne, *Sky Full of Holes* (2011) . . . Another band I missed out on in their prime, but catching up fast . . . from New York City, great rock & roll, sometimes dear, sometimes funny, tender, insightful . . . this possibly their last album & a beautiful apotheosis . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, *Drum Hat Buddha* (2001) . . . Third record by this indie folk-rock duo, last released before Dave Carter passed way too soon . . . their playing, their lyrical brilliance, their sweet dark shared world set to music &, happily, shared with others . . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 15 of *The Unconsoled* by Kasuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are some more of those featured on "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem," back on 03.March.1990 . . . got hit by another! nor'easter in Olde New England this week, but the strange mystery of electricity has returned . . . like hands, like snowflakes, magicks for those a-lookin' . . .

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