music Monday – New Moon Solar Eclipse

Happy New Moon!

Make some intentions – with the total solar eclipse – this is a powerful one. Let Neil Young inspire you.

Here’s some Neil Young for ya!

Header Image – photographer Michael Putland/Getty Images from Neil Young to Release 1976 Live Album ‘Songs for Judy’, Rolling Stone

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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

10 thoughts on “music Monday – New Moon Solar Eclipse

  1. Excellent choice for today, Holly! Neil Young was a bane to my ears in college as I had a great friend and that’s ALL he played. I kept leaving a 6-foot inflatable Gumby outside his door each morning when I was SUBJECTED to the STOP of listening to Neil Young the whole day prior as a fair, though punitive and impish bad-taste exchange, with the intent when he woke up and sleepily walked out of his room BAMMM! “THAT’ll wake you up in the morning.” 🙂 He had the last laugh 2 decades later, though when I was listening to some band in some venue in Denver… The lead singer, woman, could NOT pitch anywhere near pitchy or flat and strained when she tried to belt, though the Architect, the Design Critic, in me started smiling. DAYum is she consistent… and THAT’S HER VOICE by dammit! Wow! And, her consistency. She’s not trying to win a talent show. SHE is an ARTIST… and POOF, Neil Young came to mind and this cascade of ablution tingles peace came over me. “Oh, I SEE,” I thought and felt. “That’s it.” It came to me way back then that I was too concerned with architectural form and fit and finish and polish and appearances. Go figure, it was the early 90s, and I was still in my 80s metal and Mozart and Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and Sarah McLaughlin and Tori Amos and the Julia Hatfield 3 and… Queensryche, the orchestrated metal that was music and wonderfully over-produced (my fave) and fell in the spaces between all of the above. Oh, and Rumi. Always some Rumi, like butterscotch topping on strawberry ice cream for and throughout my soul.

    So, in that moment… I became a fan of Neil Young. At first for, “Doodicus, that man is doing his thing his way without the compromise and travails of fitting anywhere other than to seat in his soul and share. I’ll buy that for a dollar.

    And, today, with you posting Neil Young, I resonate in that long-form time where I let no one push my taste around, and there was no negotiation or even entertaining others’ ideas about it. When cross-checked that I was selfish in my tastes? “Well, if you like it so much, why don’t you listen to it enough for the both of us. Saturate in what you love. Though, that’s an abusive relationship to my ears, so No. Just No. Move along now. Nothing to see.” 🙂

    That long-form lack of a false sense of urgency and not being pushed around with what was innately mine… and I come back around to where I started. My whole life brought me to this moment in the confluence of memories and dreams, past and future, that is the perpetual present. Of course, more simply put. Now.

    Now, in the eclipse energies. Those speed-things-up energies. Those impatient energies. Those pushy pushy push people into a reactionary false sense of urgency energies. Now, I simple temple-flex smile, and steep as a tree with strong roots smiling in a storm. No being pulled into the Class 5 eclipse rapids. Just a spectator from within them. My own eye in my own storm embracing the eye AND that, though not being moved by it.

    Today, with Neil Young on the eclipse, I remember into right now long-form his and my long-form indomitable spirit of, “Nope. Not moving” as I kelp in the current and breathe in what I FEEL to… as Neil Young Sinatra’s to do it HISSSSSSSSS WAAAAYYYYYY.

    Best of Moira’s inner rhythm internal sense of time blessing you and Pauly… and Tim above (makes him sound like GAWD ;), ok, well, he kinda is, huh, as are we all )… with blessings of Your Time, Your Way today and every day for the voice that is innately yours within and that you share with the world which makes the world a better place. Thank you. What a grand day in the eclipse and in the Silent Running of the Void of Course Moon Sign Cusp Psychic Synapse for planning until 10:35p tonight, 12/14, when the Moon goes Direct in Capricorn… which… wonderfully… I have a 12th House conjunct-with-my-ASC 22-degrees 52-minutes Cappie Moon.

    Excellent stuffstance. Thanks for posting Neil Young. I might not have had the experience of writing and riding through the above to reel more good stuffstance. Though, you did. And, now I have all THIS + your post that has welcomingly poured into my ablution pool. Doesn’t hurt that I had 3 short sessions with a Shamanic Psychologist over the weekend to SaWEET avail.

    P.s. Hi Pauly!!

    Thanks much, Holly. Oh, soon, I would like to go over some ideas with you… the rue of the inclusions are steeping sweetly with spice… and more than a bit of off-trail sassy good stuff.

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    1. Hilarious! I admit, there have been times in my life when I just listen to Neil Young over and over again. I’ve done the same with David Bowie, Television, and The Cowboy Junkies. I try not to bother folks too much, though! 😉

      Yes, talk soon!!

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      1. 🙂 Love it put that way. I’ve been chuckling at the 6’ inflatable Gumby memory coming back up. It was hilarious, maddenly funny to him, and pretty much cantilvered out over the vats of acid that are cruelty and mean-spiritedness… though not going all the way there. I’m pretty sure he “paid me back” on more than one occasion. It was like a multi-year prankster tennis rally.

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  2. We have total cloud cover eclipsing the sun in honor of the total eclipse that is happening as I comment. It looks like the south of the south Americas, Africa and Antarctica are the lucky places to see the only total solar eclipse of 2020.

    I went outside several times in 20º F temps last night with the intention of taking a meteor shower. I’m sorry to say I only came back in cold and dry. I only saw a few meteors streak past and I don’t think I got any photos with meteors.

    Speaking of cold, how did your gig go?

    Neil Young is not one of my favorites. However, he is really a prolific songwriter. I admire him for that.

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    1. The gig was a blast. The debut of our drummer and my debut on guitar. Right out of a garage! lol. Punk rock. A little rough, but fun and rockin! There were a lot of happy people there for the show. Thanks for asking!

      We did a live stream video to face book – I may post the video on this site. I can’t watch the video myself – it’s too close to the gig. I bopped around on it – learned a few things regarding performing with guitar. It’s a process – and one I’m looking forward to.

      I saw a few meteors after the show! Today it’s really really cold!

      Peace.

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        1. I personally cannot watch – at least not all of it. Bits here and there, but it’s hard to not be so critical that the fun of performing loses it’s shine. There is a balance thouhg, because there is much to learn from reviewing the work. I already got a few nuggets, about what I can handle right now. 🙂

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