Lion for Reel

I got back to Nashville late on Monday night after a week at the Sedona Summer Colony in Arizona. I spent last week writing songs, jamming with musicians and talking about movies, art and writing with artists and thinkers from around the country. It was an illuminating, immersive experience in a singularly beautiful setting and [...]

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Sedona Songs 5

I woke up super early on Thursday, and after getting up at about 4AM I went back to sleep before starting my day at about 8:45. The time change has me a bit off, and the Arizona heat/humidity/light factors are sometimes just the opposite of what they are in Nashville. That said, we had another [...]

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Sedona Songs 4

Had a productive Wednesday at the Sedona Summer Colony — that’s what happens when you wake up at 6:30 AM. That’s actually and hour before my alarm was set to go off, but I was sure I’d sleep through it if I tried to go back to bed so I just got up and grabbed [...]

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Sedona Songs 3

On Tuesday at Sedona Summer Colony I woke up at about 5 AM and got out of bed and looked at my journal and grabbed some more bubble water out of our fridge in the common room and found another John Titor YouTube video to listen to — see yesterday’s post — before turning-in again [...]

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Sedona Songs 2

I got up early on my second day at the Sedona Summer Colony — I went straight to the workout room and put in ten rounds on the stand up heavy bag there. It’s one of those Everlast numbers that’s like a cylinder on a stick weighed down with a base full of water. Not [...]

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Sedona Songs 1

I’m spending the week in Sedona, AZ attending this year’s Sedona Summer Colony artist residency program. I’m staying in a dorm on the Valley Verde School campus — it’s an International Baccalaureate school that preps some of the best high school students in the world for some of the best universities around the globe. It’s [...]

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Ready. Set. Chaos!

Anyone who’s ever watched a Jurassic Park film or who’s heard of the “butterfly effect” has already come across chaos theory. Frankly, it’s hard to think of any pop cultural expression more mainstream than a Steven Spielberg film, but it wasn’t always that way for this interdisciplinary theory which states that within the apparent randomness [...]

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Historic Highs

(Image: “Archaic Revival” by Dani Tull) After some recent posts about the Summer of Love, Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg, and Swinging London this video caught my eye while I was working on sprucing up my YouTube Channel. You could paint a pretty full picture of the Summer of Love and the culture it inspired just [...]

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Love in London

Getting back to posting about this year’s observance of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, I’m interested in another take on the season that announced the rise of the hippie. While the phrase Summer of Love conjures images of willowy hippy girls and long haired hippie dudes frolicking in San Francisco’s Golden Gate [...]

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RAW on Crowley

I came across a post on the Lashtal site this weekend — BBC 4 is playing a series about the Summer of Love and the first episode featured two mentions of Aleister Crowley. I found the documentary’s trailer online, but couldn’t manage to find the full episode. I’ll keep and eye open for it, but [...]

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