CONFIDENCE — Music Themes

LISA OF THE LIGHT chose the Music Theme CONFIDENCE.
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The Music Theme for next week is HONOR
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What courage and CONFIDENCE is required to tread in ever wider circles ?  What CONFIDENCE is required to take a traditional song and perform with your own personal and unique flavor?
WIDER CIRCLES — Rising Appalachia
4min. 52sec.
   #RisingAppalachia
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How much CONFIDENCE and self assurance is required to allow oneself to be vulnerable enough to ask for tenderness?
COME TENDERNESS — The Silver Tree — Lisa Gerrard
3min. 35sec.
snowboard7201’s channel
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A CONFIDENCE can also be a secret.
Prologue — The Book Of Secrets — Loreena McKinnett
4min. 25sec.
ΕΥΚΟΙ ΛΥΚΟΙ
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What sort of CONFIDENCE, what special knowledge is required to be able to be at home in the sky?
Égnyitó — The Moon And The Nightspirit
5min. 33sec.
Prophecy Productions BroadCast
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What CONFIDENCE is required to be, just as you are?
CHILDREN OF THE SUN — Two Steps From Hell — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 43sec.
Two Steps From Hell
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LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Confidence
MAGICAL MADDIE: ♪Confidence – Music Theme
JOHNNY: Music Theme – Confidence
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The secret to peaceful CONFIDENT sleep is trust.
Sleep Song —  Suantrai  — The Secret Garden —  Brendan Graham —  Saoirse
4min. 46 seconds
S xo
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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE — Music Themes

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RIVER — Ibeyi Lisa-Kaindé — Naomi Diaz
3min. 46sec.

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DEEEP RIVER BLUES — Doc Watson
2min. 38sec.

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LISA OF THE LIGHT chose DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE as the Music Theme for this week
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GON’ LAY DOWN MY BURDEN, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE  — The Carper Family — Red Tail Ring — The Foggy Hogtown — Bluegrass Jamboree
4min.

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The Wonderful Willow has chosen the Music Theme for next week.  It  is THE EIGHTIES!  Hmmm, it was an era, but were you even born yet?  Do you remember life before birth?  What do THE EIGHTIES! signify to you?

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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah
Peace and Power
3min. 28 sec.

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When I was a child, no matter how far away we traveled, my Mother would always gather us children and return to Prairie Creek to renew herself.

Prairie Creek was a deep slow-moving black water river filled with alligators and sometimes choked with invasive hyacinths, gorgeous with their purple blooms and glossy green leaves. Prairie Creek was always changing, always beautiful, much like my Mother.

Mother loved this ancient river, not to swim in, not even to trail hands in, and never to get too close to the banks.  In those days alligators particularly liked dogs and children for snacks.  Alligators, over sixty years ago, were also bigger than they are now.  Mother loved Prarie Creek, partly because the river was dangerous, with its water moccasins and gar fish and alligators, and alligator snappers (turtles), but also there were good eating fish, beautiful birds, wonderful plants and trees.

After good rains the water was clear and we could see the waving grasses and sandy bottom. During drier times the water was a deep dark red with tannic acid.  Mother took us children in the row-boat, when we were small, and would drift and fish.  Or more usually she would row up river and drift back.   She loved that it was soothing, but also that she had to stay alert.

Sometimes Mother would  go alone at night to gig frogs, particularly dangerous as alligators, and most other predators, do most of their hunting at night, too.  The next day she would fry frogs legs.  I could never eat them as they looked too much like Little People, to me.
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RIVER DANCE — Departum — Lisa Gerrard , Marcello De Francisci
4min.

Angie Fotopoulou
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Perhaps Prairie Creek renewed us children as well as Mother?
CHILDREN OF THE RIVER — Secret Garden
3min. 58sec.

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For my Mother the times she seemed most happy were in Grandfather’s row boat on Prairie Creek or sitting by a small fire at Little Bear Lake.   These few moments, of her too short life, were when I was allowed to see her True Self.
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BOAT ON THE RIVER — Styx
3min. 14sec.

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I was qualified as a Life Saver, just before I turned twelve, yet I longed not to save my own life, but to stay forever beneath the deep water where no one could find me. I wanted to sleep forever with my green eyes eternally open watching green water flow, never again closed and vulnerable; my long hair tangled with water grasses, holding me, keeping me invisible, unreachable. Safe.
OPHELIA —Kula Shaker
3min. 09sec.

“…I will lay beside the river now,
Forever and a night
Forever and a night…”
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I was taught as a child, when we lived “Out West” that if I should become lost, to go downhill until I found water, then to keep following the current down hill. I was not told that it is possible to be lost on the RIVER as well. Nor was I told that a RIVER might be more than a RIVER.
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LOST ON THE RIVER –The New Basement Tapes — Rhiannon Giddens — Bob Dillon, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford
3min. 48sec.

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Much of the water in the world is now contaminated, not only with natural parasites and toxins, but also with human introduced chemical run-off and tailings from man-made industrial enterprises including factory farms, mining projects, radioactive waste and petro-chemicals and coal industry wastes, as well as with human bodily effluvia, medical waste, and even kitchen and household wastes of seven plus billion people.  In some monstrous cases the water has been deliberately poisoned.
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DIRTY FILTHY SOUTH — Rising Apalachia — Leah Song — Chloe Smith — Scott McKibben Photography
3min. 43sec.

This song and video offer a lyrical analysis of our southern regions and the onslaught of environmental abuses laid onto sacred lands. The lyrics touch on the Gulf coast oil spill, Mountain top removal, and fracking, and beg the question WHY is this south is so “filthy Dirty”. This video is filmed in Lake Verett, LA, thanks to Eye of the Crow videography, and was designed in conjunction with the Gulf Restoration Network at http://www.heathygulf.org. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to learn about land restoration, and preservation.   Rising Appalachia
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In the end, not my Mother, not her dreams, not her memories, not even her beloved sanctuary BESIDE THE RIVER survived.  Beautiful Prairie Creek is no longer pristine, it has been dammed and some areas are permanently flooded.  There are subdivisions with paved streets, street lights,  and two car garages, all THINGS Mother aspired to possess.  She achieved that aspiration, for a while, but it was as sweet as bitter ashes.
BITTER ASHES — Blood of Angels — Nox Arcana — Michelle Belanger
3min. 48 sec.

Standing here stripped of everything
I have lost my faith it’s all bitter ashes
Standing here as the waters rise
All my memories swirling down the gutter
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TO BE WASHED IN THE RIVER IS A SYMBOLIC CLEANSING OF THE SOUL
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“Won’t do me no good washin’ in the river …”
BARTON HOLLOW — Civil Wars — Joy Williams — John Paul White
4min. 14sec.

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The RIVERSIDE has been built up with civilization and the rivers themselves savaged by humans, even as we humans savage ourselves.
BOAT TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS — Twelve Years A Slave (OST) — Hans Zimmer
5min. 15sec.

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WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE?
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Down By The Riverside
JOHNNY: 
MAGICAL MADDIE:    ♪”Down by the riverside” – Music Themes  
ANTANYA OF THE FOG:
WONDERFUL WILLOW:
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Now I shall pass over the RIVERSIDE out into the deep RIVER and
JOURNEY AWAY  —  Whale Rider (OST) — Lisa Gerrard
3min. 35sec.

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THE DOCTOR IS IN — Music Themes

JOHNNY chose THE DOCTOR IS IN for this week’s Music Theme. I decided to skip over DOCTORS, and just skim over the top of a few forms of doctoring that may or may not be so familiar.
LISA OF THE LIGHT  has chosen DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE as next week’s Music Theme.
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SENTIENT BEINGS — Winds of Devotion —  Nawang Khechog  —  R. Carlos Nakai
18min. 20sec.

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MEDICINE — Rising Appalachia — Leah Song — Chloe Smith — Biko Casini — David Brown
4min. 23sec.

“Medicine” is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways that we can be well, and the radical and traditional ways in which we can steward health within ourselves.
“This song is a direct tribute to the people around the world who are holding and teaching these ways of herbal plant-based medicine, educating us all to know our gardens, our forests, our plants and our own bodies… to bring wellness back into our own hands and communities. It is not a dismissal of modern medicine, but a gratitude and honoring of its ancestry and foundations within folkloric traditions.”
.Rising Appalachia Rising Appalachia
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The Twelve Great Aspirations of the Medicine Buddha — Medicine Buddha Mantra-Ani Tsering Wangmo
18min. 52sec.

Medicine Buddha Mantra: Tayadtha Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Ranza Samugate So Ha
For fulldescription, go to http://people.tribe.net/tashidorje/bl…
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Beauty Way sung by Herman Begay
7min. 56sec.

May these prayer songs bring you peace and happiness in your everyday life in the
BEAUTY WAY….
Indian Creek Records
Box 512, Bluff Utah 84512
indiancreekrecords@hotmail.com
Herm Begay
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VENUS VINA MUSICA — Corvus Corax
3MIN. 23SEC.

This is the recipe for a medieval hangover cure:
Adscribes in papyro ferarum
Nomina et ad caput ligabis;
Leo (Leo), Lea (Lea), Taurus (Taurus), Tigris (Tigris),
Corvus Corax( Corvus Corax), Pantera
Dum ligaveris in silentio,
dicis ipsa nomina
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Leo (Leo), Lea (Lea), Taurus (Taurus), Tigris (Tigris),
Corvus Corax(Corvus Corax), Pantera
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Venus Vina Musica
Corrupunt Corpora Sana
Et vitam Faciunt
Venus Vina Musica
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Leo (Leo), Lea (Lea), Taurus (Taurus), Tigris (Tigris),
Corvus Corax (Corvus Corax), Pantera
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Venus Vina Musica
Corrupunt Corpora Sana
Et vitam Faciunt
Venus Vina Musica
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Brigid and Saint Brigid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigid
SONG TO BRIGHID – Lisa Thiel
3min. 42sec.

Blessed woman come to me
Woman of the fires Woman of poetry
Blessed woman come to me
Woman of healing Woman of skillful means
Blessed woman of the land
Guide my heart and guide my hand
Blessed woman of the streams
Guide my soul and guide my dreams
Blessed woman of the hills
Heal our wounds and heal our ills
Blessed woman of the plain
Waken me to renew again
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JONATHAN WHO REMEMBERS:  https://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/m…
LISA OF THE LIGHT: https://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2015/01/2…
ANTANYA OF THE FOG:
MAGICAL MADDIE:  1earthunite.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/%e2%99%aathe…
WONDERFUL WILLOW:  https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/just…
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_therapy
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American Music Therapy Association
 Music Therapy Fact Sheets
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SOUND HEALING
http://www.sound-healing.info/resonances/schumann/
This link is NOT recommended for those with seizure disorders.
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https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/libera/
FOR JOEY. This world is too harsh for some fragile beings.
He wanted to become a music therapist.
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SPRING — Music Theme

Eva selected the theme ALL THINGS SPRING for this week.  I have chosen the theme RAIN for May 15.
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I am late put SPRING as I was Away From The Computer as the guest of my sister, Nancy, to hear Rising Appalachia, in St. Augustine, Florida. Below are some You Tube versions of songs they sing, which are not quite the same as live.  Mechanically reproduced music doesn’t ever sound as resonate as reality, nor does it record the evolution  of time and people, but the elimination of most of the distracting background noise, and the preservation of a moment in time, has its advantages, too.

SPRING
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FREEDOM — Rising Appalachia

They sang one other  a cappella song that was truly transcendent, but the audience wouldn’t be quiet .  Leah and Chloe, not the chatter boxes, apologized and sang it anyway.  Zavidi Me Lalino (Bulgarian Chant) can be found on the CD Dirty Filthy South.
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ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS — Rising Appalachia
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SUNU — Rising Appalachia

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FILTHY DIRTY SOUTH –Rising Appalachia
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SWOON — Rising Appalachia

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CAMINANDO — Leah Song — Rising Appalachia
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YOU DON’T MISS YOUR WATER ‘TILL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY — Rising Appalachia

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SCALE DOWN — Rising Appalachia

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LOVE STAYS — Leah Song –Rising Appalachia

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EVA:   Eva  Eva picked the theme for this week; All Things Spring.
JOHNNY:  Johnny
LISA:  Lisa  I am SO happy to see you again, and thank you for posting the photo of YOUR drum.
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