Lost My Mind

See our post on her Ghost Song. Read Wikipedia about Savant. __________________________________________________ Cecile McLorin Salvant I Lost My Mind Ghost Song Album Here am I, lounging on the sands of my hourglassWatching the time dripSand sketching strange glyphsFeeling my mind slip off a cliff I lost my mindCan you help me find my mind?I lost […]

Ghost Song

Her latest album Ghost Song is just out. The title song from the album is in the stunning YouTube presentation above. As it happens (is it all the media out there today or my age? Or both?) I’ve missed one of music’s most original voices out there. Not anymore. I just downloaded the entire album […]

After Hours

____________________________________________________________________ What’s That Sound? A Tribe Called Quest (1990) Mick McStarkey Far Out Magazine (UK) 4/10/21 The album spawned classics such as ‘Bonita Applebum’, ‘Can I Kick It?’ and ‘I Left My Wallet in El Segundo’. Without the album, there would be no Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Outkast, Erykah Badu or Pharrell Williams. Encapsulating the transformative effect […]

The Raven

John Fraim Robert (Kim/The Raven) Davis was our neighbor in the Oakwood suburb of Dayton, Ohio in the 50s and 60s. During those years, I spent much time over at the Davis household. There were his parents Bob and Ester. And there was his brother David or later renamed Fred. I remember Kim well and […]

Radiance and Reflection

John Fraim Many in the world today can see the two great symbols of the world in stark contrast. The starkest contrast they’ve been in for many years in history. Contrasts that occur perhaps each 70 years. Large collective cycles. Within the various positions the three planets (Earth, Uranus and Pluto) during this period. Perhaps the […]

Copernicus

John Fraim To Mr. C (Chris) Inspired by the exclusive presentation of the series Changing of the Gods and the books Cosmos & Psyche by Richard Tarnas and Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. The true paradigm shift based in 1543 when Copernicus published his research about the cosmos. Mankind went from being at the center of the universe to […]

Local News

Local News for New Albany? John Fraim (Editor’s Note: The below was posted to my NextDoor site on Wednesday night, March 2, 2022. With above music playing from the library of my MacBook Pro.) I was invited to participate in a national webinar on NextDoor by their Head of Product Development but unfortunately put down […]

Dance in the Gold Palace

Sent to me by my close friend Reno who was one of the people responsible for establishing New Vrindaban, located near Marshall County, West Virginia. Reno was a student at OSU at the time of the establishment of New Vrindaban. The town of New Vrindaban consists of 1,204 acres including ponds,  and several building complexes, […]

The Mystic Boatmen

I had a few old photos from a scrapbook I put together in the late 70s after organizing a summer event on the California Delta each summer four five years. I invented the name of the group and even ironed on letters “Mystic Boatmen” on various colored t-shirts. A time before easy screen printing. It […]

The Sunshine Hotel

_________________________________________________ “The fabled mile-long Bowery, which was originally an Indian trail used by Dutch settlers, borders Little Italy to the east and runs from Chatham Square north to Cooper Square. Since the late 1900’s, this was the land of barbershops and bars, tattoo shops and cheap hotels for men, politely referred to as lodging houses. […]