Tower of Song

Gypsy Scholar’s program promos–Orphic Scholarship as “Performance Art”

Tower of Song w/ GS #1
Tower of Song w/ GS #2
Tower of Song w/ GS #3

Mixing and re-mixing argument & song–high academic culture and low pop-culture–the GS, made for another office and practicing Orphic scholarship, abandons the Ivory Tower in favor of that “tower down the track.” (“I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low.” “Ah ye old ghosts! ye builders of dungeons in the air! why do I ever allow you to encroach on me a moment; a moment to win me to your hapless company? In every week there is some hour when I read my commission in every cipher of nature, and I know that I was made for another office, a professor of the Joyous Science, a detector & delineator of occult harmonies & unpublished beauties, a herald of civility, nobility, learning, & wisdom; an affirmer of the One Law, yet as one who should affirm it in music or dancing, a priest of the Soul yet one who would better love to celebrate it through the beauty of health & the harmonious power of music.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson) Thus, this “Joyous Science” (the troubadour’s gai saber) means that the “Troubadour of Knowledge” puts scholarship not in the service of thanatos (i.e., “murders to dissect,” as the Romantic poet of “high argument,” Wordsworth, put it), but of eros–love, imagination, insight, connexion, synthesis, celebration.

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The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 8

This is to announce that the final part of the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 8,” which was broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (4/14/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org., is available for listening 24/7 on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. This program’s Playlist is also there.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The GS strongly recommends that you listen to the archived program on the “Archived Musical Essays” page (click link to the right) instead of on the KUSP Music Player on this blog, because the Tower of Song archived version is an extended one that includes an extra song.

The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 8

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 8,” will be broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (4/14/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay and on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. Playlist will be available shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 7

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 7,” which was broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (4/7/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org., is available for listening 24/7 on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. This program’s Playlist is also there.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The GS strongly recommends that you listen to the archived program on the “Archived Musical Essays” page (click link to the right) instead of on the KUSP Music Player on this blog, because the Tower of Song archived version is an extended one, which includes an extra song and a full song cut short at the end of the program because of running out of time and thus having an incomplete program.

The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 7

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 7,” will be broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (4/7/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay and on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. Playlist will be available shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 6

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 6,” which was broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/31/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org., is available for listening 24/7 on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. This program’s Playlist is also there.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The GS strongly recommends that you listen to the archived program on the “Archived Musical Essays” page (click link to the right) instead of on the KUSP Music Player on this blog, because the Tower of Song webpage version is an extended one, which includes an extra song not played because of time limitations.

The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 6

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 6,” will be broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/31/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay and on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. Playlist will be available shortly after the program.)

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The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 5

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 5,” which was broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/24/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org., is available for listening 24/7 on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. This program’s Playlist is also there.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The GS strongly recommends that you listen to the archived program on the “Archived Musical Essays” page (click link to the right) instead of on the KUSP Music Player on this blog, because the Tower of Song webpage version is an extended one, which includes full-length songs that had to be cut short and a song not played because of time limitations.

The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 5

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 5,” will be broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/24/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay and on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. Playlist will be available shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 4

This is to announce that the musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 4,” which was broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/17/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org., is available for listening 24/7 on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. This program’s Playlist is also there. And be sure to check out the “Special Presentations” page for added images and music videos that go with this musical essay.) This program featured special songs for both the full moon and St. Partick’s Day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The GS strongly recommends that you listen to the archived program on the “Archived Musical Essays” page (click link to the right) instead of on the KUSP Music Player on this blog, because the webpage version is an extended one, which has an added song that wasn’t played because of time limitations.

The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 4

This is to announce that the GS’s musical essay, “The Shamanic Journey to the North Pole Star & The Golden-Age Arctic Homeland pt. 4,” will be broadcast / webcast midnight Sunday night / Monday morning (3/17/14) on KUSPfm / kusp.org. (Check out the thematic images that go-with this musical essay and on the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website. Playlist will be available shortly after the program.) It will be a full-moon night–”Full Worm Moon.” And it will also be the beginning of St. Patrick’s Day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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