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Everything Must Go — 31 December, 2006

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oneparticularwave.com

For a new year, a new home:

oneparticularwave.com

Let’s fly…

~V~

Song of the Day: Brad – Buttercup 30 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

i know that ain’t a part of the deal —
We’re through.

needle and wheel

It’s just a matter of time…

it’s just a matter of time —

before we’re thrown back in the wheel.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4625773/view]

Brad – Buttercup (3.9MB mp3)

from the album Shame

Flickr photo from ChrisB in SEA / blakeleyphotography.com

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Picture of the Day: from Steve Wall 29 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

leftover drops
leftover drops by Steve Wall

from his Flickr sets Most interesting and waterdrops

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Song of the Day: Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign 28 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Hey, there’s a horseshoe on my door — big deal.
And say, there’s a black cat on the floor — big deal.

Time.

Well do you know where you belong?
And is your star sign ever wrong?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4624773/view]

Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign (6.8MB mp3)

from the album Bandwagonesque

The cards are speaking…

If these things change your day,
well if this song makes your day —

Seen it all before, seen it all before.
Given time these things will change…

***

Teenage Fanclub links:     Wikipedia         official site         unofficial fansite

Flickr photos from Alistair Craven

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Picture of the Day: from Chromakode 26 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on image to enlarge)eben by Chromakode
eben by Chromakode

i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again — in case you missed it the last time:
Chromakode is a Portland artist, blogger, musician, and force of nature.

~~~

chromakode.com

Shape: an Internet sketchbook, in black and white. Updated daily.

~~~

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Song of the Day: Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating 25 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

good grief!!!

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608623/view]

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Song of the Day: The Rolling Stones – I Am Waiting 23 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

i am waiting, i am waiting…

slow or fast, end at last…

Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4609863/view]

The Rolling Stones – I Am Waiting (2.9MB mp3)

from the album Aftermath and the film Rushmore

Flickr photo from Heinekren

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My top schools are Oxford and the Sorbonne. Harvard’s my safety.

“When one man, for whatever reason,
has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life,
he has no right to keep it to himself.”

Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – XXI Universe 21 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

XXI-Universe
(click on image to see full-size)

The Universe symbolizes the law of universality.
You are the universe.

Like the center stone, you possess within yourself
a universe of possibilities. What you can see in your
mind’s eye exists. Like Michelangelo, you can sculpt
anything out of yourself — a flower, a city, a god, a star.

Like the stone, you are whole and perfect; but as the
uncompleted sculpture, “The Awakening Giant,” your life
is an unfinished process. Always in a state of becoming,
you are simultaneously completing and beginning.

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Song of the Day: Harvey Danger – Little Round Mirrors 20 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

And when you dream, you dream of the day
when you find something you can love half as much
as you love all your little round mirrors…

there’s a hole in the middle you can’t seem to fill…

See yourself reflected in one —
there’s a hole in the middle you can’t seem to fill.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608733/view]

Harvey Danger – Little Round Mirrors (8.8MB mp3)

from the album Little by Little…

harveydanger.com

Harvey Danger on Wikipedia

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Song of the Day: Linda Strawberry – Fight 18 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

All this lip distortion it brings me down.
So i’m not perfect — i still want you around.

I fight a peace that does not include you.  I fight an ending i didn’t choose.
photo art by Kristin Burns & Linda Strawberry ~ click to see a larger image.

***

i disagree with all this nonsense
so i go on and take these chances…

…at least i can say i took these chances.

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4608503/view]

Linda Strawberry – Fight (6.9MB mp3)

see + hear more

lindastrawberry.com

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Song(s) of the Day: The Kleptones – Let’s Get The Dirt + sources 16 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Since we got to be here, let’s live…

In the least likely places, if you look, you will still find life - and hope.

Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/4607743/view]

The Kleptones – Let’s Get The Dirt (6.6MB mp3)

from the album From Detroit to J.A.

kleptones.com

The Kleptones on Wikipedia

Flickr photo from Dave Ward / www.DaveWard.net

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sources (Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye and Digging in the Dirt
by Peter Gabriel) after the jump…

(more…)

Picture of the Day: from Bret Hostetler 15 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on image to see a larger photo)Squeezebox Opera by Bret Hostetler
Squeezebox Opera by Bret Hostetler            36″ x 48″            Oil on canvas

Making art has always been a process of learning for me. Each of my artworks offers a new possibility. The process starts by describing an emotional space, and then the subject matter reveals itself, often times relating to my dreams.
I paint intuitively, correcting and giving order until the painting takes on its own original shape.

I believe great art observes the observer, it invites you in but you must reason with the ramifications of being there. I am inspired by graffiti artists as well as old masters.
When I work, I use music as a catalyst, and draw upon its ability to optimize the human spirit.
The outcome is the evidence of overcoming soulful obstacles on the path to knowing thyself.

My focus is on what binds us together as human beings. Water and earth are prominent in my paintings, as are they in our daily lives.
Ultimately, my artwork is my own modern psychology meant to reveal the magic and illusion in the world.

Bret Hostetler practices his psychology at his studio in the 1627 Studios
on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon.

Walk-in appointments are available every last Thursday of the month.

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Song of the Day: Damien Rice – Grey Room 11 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

° ° °

Well i’ve been here before —
sat on a floor in a grey, grey mood.
Where i stay up all night
and all that i write is a grey, grey tune…

…pray for me, child —
even a smile would do for now.

T€stS of iLuMIn@ti0n

Have I still got you to be my open door?
Have I still got you to be my sandy shore?
Have I still got you to cross my bridge in this storm?
Have I still got you to keep me warm?

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3528483/view]

Damien Rice – Grey Room (7.5MB mp3)

from the new album, 9

damienrice.com

Listen to/watch Damien Rice perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Flickr photo from Hugo Provoste

What does this song mean to you? Leave a comment.

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Song of the Day: Beck – Movie Theme 7 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

Looking for a ladder in the stratosphere
so I can be happy –

let my bones melt away…

one particular wave

Listen to the voice on the radio wave,
somebody needs you –

somebody who’s far away…

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3173113/view]

Beck – Movie Theme (3.6MB mp3)

from the new album, The Information

beck.com

Beck on Wikipedia

Listen to/watch Beck perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Picture(s) of the Day: from Moona 5 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

(click on each image to see a larger photo)

In the garden… radiantawakening

*love and joy*

.

*
°
*
Open the window
in the center of your chest
and let the spirits fly in and out.

~ Rumi

*
°
*

.

Moona is a joyously adventurous, mysterious mama of one.
Monticello
‘s loss is Portlandia‘s gain.

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Song(s) of the Day: from Damien Rice 3 December, 2006

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because if silence is golden,
then music must be made of diamonds.

***

(click on each photo to view slideshows)

Oda a la Luna

It’s a small crime and i got no excuse…

And is that alright, yeah?
i give my gun away when it’s loaded.
If you don’t shoot it,
how am i supposed to hold it?

…is that alright with you?

Damien Rice ~ 9 crimes (4.3MB mp3)

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3506873/view]

Snow | Road

my drum my drum my drum
gonna make you come.

my book my book my book
gonna make you look…

my fall my fall my fall
gonna break your w
all.

Damien Rice ~ me, my yoke and i (8.7 MB mp3)

[odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/3507103/view]

from the new album, 9

damienrice.com

Listen to/watch Damien Rice perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Flickr photos from ®oberto and Aprevit

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Picture of the Day: from the Voyager Tarot – I Magician 1 December, 2006

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because an image speaks volumes in an instant.

I-Magician
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The Magician symbolizes the law of talent. The universe has given you a multiplicity of talents, as shown in the Magician’s hand. As the gold of the Incan mask was extracted from the earth, you must extract your skills to create what you want to be. Like a shaman, you can put on any mask to become anyone.

The talents in the Magician’s offering hand represent your ability to realize your aspirations by expressing your inner resources. As the Magician your number is 1, the zero-spirit manifested in physical form. You are a transformer and a materializer.

“Magic” comes from the ancient “magh,” meaning power. Your power comes from your being a channel for the universe. From that universe you receive intuitive guidance on which you must act swiftly and decisively.

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