Grammy Streaming

I mentioned before that the music nominated for a Grammy streams (((for members only))) on iTunes. Unfortunately they have a rule to include only full and complete categories. Apparently someone in the New Age failed to give their permission and as a result none of the music in the New Age category is available for streaming. Which is unfortunate, I think, because how many members actually own or have heard the five albums nominated… I own excatly one album from that category, and I got that for free from SSRI for my involvement in the recording…

Japan – Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd explain their M.O. after accusations in the press.

Japan – Sea Shepherd
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society operates internationally without prejudice towards race, colour, religious belief or any other consideration except for an impartial adherence to upholding international conservation law to protect endangered marine species and eco-systems.
(Via Treehugger)

Continue reading here. I have mentioned Sea Shepherd often.

Red Balloon

Nice article by Genpo Roshi in the current “Peace on the Street” issue of Tricycle. I love the painting by Chris Cosnowski at the beginning of the article, hence the title of this post.

Merry Christmas

Brian Eno believes in singing:

The Key to a Long Life
I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor. A recent long-term study conducted in Scandinavia sought to discover which activities related to a healthy and happy later life. Three stood out: camping, dancing and singing.
(Via enoweb)

Nice Xmas tree – for Buddhists…

Hello Earthrise: Christmas Eve 1968

So sing and be merry, and may peace prevail.

A year ago.
Two Years ago.

Need a Gift?

It’s not too late. You can still purchase a Gift Certificate in our ListeningLounge…

And, while you are there – we have made a few live-recordings available for free. A small thank you to all of you who came to see us this year, and others who could not make it.

All of these recordings will disappear from the LL in eight days – so come and get ’em.

Here are direct links:
Live 2008
Live 2005
Live 2003