Women and the Mindfulness Revolution

SHAPING THE FACE OF BUDDHISM IN THE WEST

In 1976, Ruth Denison took a trip to the high desert in Southern California. While camping near Pioneer Town, she rescued a family of baby opossums’ who were clinging to their mother who had ceased living. Compassionate to all creatures in suffering, Ruth had a very grounded view of right action and right thought. She did not stand for “bullshit” or sit with it for that matter. She was riding the waves of giants and she wanted for everyone to gain the capacity to see from this point of view.

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Uniting the Underground


DJ Mac’s Post-Alternative Visions Vol. II

DJ Mac of WoodyRadio.com presents a second digital compilation album of post-alternative bands, gathered from around the world for the first time. These artists embody a new post-alternative movement in music, making the term “alternative” obsolete.

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Noisy Donut Shop

Making a Scene

There are those rare times in life that upon looking back, become something very special. The music scene in Ojai, Ca in 2009-2010 was one of those times. I didn’t know it then, but my good friend Brad Buley did. He came up to me the night after the first Seraphim Rising concert. We were hanging at Movinos downtown and he came up to me and he said, “you’ve changed everything, you know that.” I was like, “yeah, whatever” with a shrug and a smile and he was like, ” no really, you’ve changed it, you’ll see”.

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Black Needle Noise: Messages By Dreams feat. Attasalina — Echosynthetic

Our weekly Black Needle Noise adventures continue this week as we dive deeper and deeper into John Fryer’s BNN project. Messages By Dreams featuring amazing vocal work by Attasalina. If there’s anything that I’ve learned from my weekly Black Needle Noise work it’s this…I never know what to expect (which is very exciting, especially for someone who writes about music every single day) and I always leave impressed. He’s yet to let me down, nor have his many collaborators. Continue reading “Black Needle Noise: Messages By Dreams feat. Attasalina — Echosynthetic”

Impressions from a Secret Garden

The Sanctuary of Living Space

Baby Tomatoes
Sungold Tomatoes

It was beautifully overcast yesterday. A little rain in June. Our garden is starting bloom. Many of these plants began as seeds that we started in February. It is very exciting to watch them mature as I remember the day they each first poked through the dirt. Then, when they were big enough, lovingly transplanted into containers, and finally when Spring arrived, we put them in the ground. Continue reading “Impressions from a Secret Garden”

{New Single} Messages By Dreams | Black Needle Noise with Attasalina

A brand spankin’ new single release in collaboration with iconic producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Depeche Mode, NIN, Love & Rockets)

Inspired by psychedelic journeys and times gone by, this song is also a tribute to the roots of gothic/industrial and the incredible and oft unsung trailblazers who have had such profound influence and continue to inspire music and culture around the world…

“Messages by Dreams is soulful dreampop; a tangle of barbed wire and muslingauze that unwinds only by tearing into fibres.”
– Cold War Night Life

“Before The Tears Came not only feels like a 4AD title, it actually sounds like one as well. In fact, you can say Black Needle Noise made the fourth album that This Mortal Coil never made.” – Peek-A-Boo

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