episode #67 period of harvest

Harvest, the season of the gathering of crops. The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. Harvest has been a season of joy from the oldest times. The Romans had their Ludi Cereales, or feasts in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture/ crops. The Druids celebrated their… Continue reading episode #67 period of harvest

episode #59 flora in June

June is traditionally the month for peonies to burst forth, and is also very much the time for cutting roses.  Spoken word Edgar Allan Poe: Dream-Land read by Jerome McGann Music Gorillaz: Some Kind Of Nature Milez Benjinam: Chop That Wood Bossa Bossa: Aquarela Do Brasil Stelvio Cipriani: Papaya (Colonna sonora del film ''La polizia… Continue reading episode #59 flora in June

episode #49 spring in April

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, "to open", and truly trees and flowers begin to 'open', which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of word  ‘opening’ for spring. Most of Roman months were named in honour of divinities, and as April… Continue reading episode #49 spring in April

episode #26 jazz romance

Spoken Word John Keats: To Autumn (read by Ben Whishaw) Music Louis Armstrong: The Dummy Song Michael Sauer vs Phoneheads feat. Bill Ramsey: Why and When Gorillaz (feat. George Benson): Humility Natalie Cole: This Will Be St Germain: Rose Rouge GoGo Penguin: Quiet Mind Nancy Wilson: Call Me Belleruche: Ginger Wine Nina Simone: This Year's… Continue reading episode #26 jazz romance

episode #22 fairy tales

Spoken Word J.R.R. Tolkien: Tale of Tinuviel Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.Where words fail, music speaks.Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.Everything you look at can become… Continue reading episode #22 fairy tales

episode #17 café latino

Spoken Word Odi Gonzales: Umantuu, (Spanish and Quechua), from the book Tunupa/ El libro de las sirenas [Tununpa: The Book of the Sirens], 2002 Music Friends from Rio 2 feat. Celia Vaz: Escravos Do Jo Quincy Jones: Ai No Corrida Steve Parks: Sadness in My Samba Jose Carretas feat. Zeep: memories Mr. Scruff: Get a Move On Barrio… Continue reading episode #17 café latino

episode #10 jazziness

Spoken Word Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters: There it is. Music Deee-Lite: Stay In Bed, Forget The Rest. Jamiroquai: Seven Days in Sunny June. Freak Power: Turn on, Tune in, Cop Out Gabin: Life Can Be So Beautiful. Hot Chip: UK, Easy To Get. Belleruche: Northern Girls. Quantic: Something That’s real. BadBadNotGood: To You. GoGo… Continue reading episode #10 jazziness