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October 27, 2014

macbeth


friends,

 

episode 420 is here, along with some brand new music from ryan (aka dwayne hoover), ann-marie, and justin case. the songs are excellent, and i'm honored to be able to share them here. even more, i'm excited to see where and how they evolve with time.

 

in and around the music, there's me - meandering a bit about shakespeare's play macbeth... wondering and thinking about things that feel connected. life itself. embarasssingly. unavoidably.

 

related links:
- macbeth

- tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

- the great ian mckellen talking about the soliliquy

- abaddon

 

my heartfelt thanks go out to ryan, ann-marie, and justin, for sharing their work with me. and to you for being here. i really hope you'll listen.

 

love,
russell

October 19, 2014

addicted to love


friends,

 

early podcast tonight - episode 419! this week finds me more-or-less where we parted... with new songs, thinking about the whys and hows of consciousness, emotion, experience, and so on. i'm thankful that you're here, and hope you'll listen...

 

the songs are:
- finally (2012)

- one more night (2014)

- there's another world (2014)

 

some related links:

- grief as - a form of addiction

- plato's - symposium

- the titular - song itself

 

there will be more soon. stay tuned!

 

peace,
russell

October 13, 2014

doubled


friends,

 

welcome and thank you for being here. i just posted episode 418 - me + three songs + thoughts about sam harris' new book waking up.

things are a bit out of sync for me right now, for which i apologize. i hope you'll listen and stay tuned. there'll be more soon!

 

love,
russell

October 06, 2014

jesus talk


friends,

 

the title of tonight's podcast comes from lyrics for the song "bruises" (which, in turn, inspired the title for last week's podcast). the concept wasn't something i actively planned or intended, but i'm interested in how and why religion, and the idea of g-d itself, feels (for me) naturally connected to desperation and longing.

there's something basic and human (and healthy too, i hope...) about the desire for acceptance. to be forgiven for our inadequacies and mistakes. especially when we feel/know/suspect we don't deserve it. part of this is pathological, i'm sure. and other parts are probably just frail, normal, everyday, human stuff.

episode 417 revolves around these themes. imperfectly.

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,
russell