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that I was made for another office, a professor of the Joyous Science, a detector & delineator of occult harmonies & unpublished beauties, a herald of civility, nobility, learning, & wisdom; an affirmer of the One Law, yet as one who should affirm it in music or dancing, a priest of the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 Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 2 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce the GS’s musical essay, “The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 2,” which was broadcast/webcast Sunday night/Monday morning on Dec. 15, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and thematic images that go-with this musical essay.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 2

This is to announce the GS’s musical essay for this week, “The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 2.” It will be broadcast / webcast on KUSPfm / kusp.org at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Dec. 15. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for thematic images that go-with this musical essay. The playlist will be posted shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Van Morrison –New Book & Concert News

Van has now has a book of his lyrics out, Lit Up Inside, and he’s out on tour (“Lit Up Inside Show”) doing concerts in Belfast and Northern Ireland, London, Scotland, and Spain. Given that Van is one of the two troubadours/bards of the Tower of Song, GS is hoping that he will add the USA to the tour!

all lit up inside

http://www.vanmorrison.com/news.aspx?id=101084

The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 1 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce the GS’s musical essay, “The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 1,” which was broadcast/webcast Sunday night/Monday morning on Dec. 8, is now ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and thematic images that go-with this musical essay.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 1

This is to announce the GS’s musical essay for this week, “The Winter Blues (SAD): A Musical Prescription, Pt. 1.” It will be broadcast / webcast on KUSPfm / kusp.org at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Dec. 8. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for thematic images that go-with this musical essay. The playlist will be posted shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>

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Hecate: The Triple Goddess, Pt. 2 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce the second part of a two-part musical essay for this week, “Hecate: The Triple Goddess”, is now archived and ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and the thematic images that go-with this musical essay.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hecate: The Triple Goddess, Pt. 2

This is to announce the second part of a two-part musical essay for this week, “Hecate: The Triple Goddess”, whose celebration occurs around the end of November. It will be broadcast / webcast on KUSPfm / kusp.org at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Nov. 30 / Dec. 1. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for thematic images that go-with this musical essay. The playlist will be posted shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Night of Enitharmon's Joy (formerly called 'Hecate') circa 1795 by William Blake

Hecate: The Triple Goddess, Pt. 1 –Ready for Listening

This is to announce the first part of a two-part musical essay for this week, “Hecate: The Triple Goddess”, is now archived and ready for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” page of the Tower of Song website (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page for the playlist and the thematic images that go-with this musical essay.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hecate: The Triple Goddess, Pt. 1

This is to announce the first part of a two-part musical essay for this week, “Hecate: The Triple Goddess”, whose celebration occurs around the end of November. It will be broadcast / webcast on KUSPfm / kusp.org at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Nov. 24. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for thematic images that go-with this musical essay. The playlist will be posted shortly after the program.)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Night of Enitharmon's Joy (formerly called 'Hecate') circa 1795 by William Blake

Hecate Night

THIS PROGRAM COULD NOT BE ARCHIVED DUE TO TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION

This is to announce the GS’s new musical essay for this week, “Hecate Night” (which is traditionally celebrated by neo-pagans on Nov. 16). It will be broadcast / webcast on KUSPfm / kusp.org at midnight Sunday night / Monday morning, Nov. 17. (Check out the “Playlists & Images” page of the Tower of Song website for thematic images that go-with this musical essay. The playlist will be posted shortly after the program.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Night of Enitharmon's Joy (formerly called 'Hecate') circa 1795 by William Blake 1757-1827