Thursday, May 25, 2017

The New Coach House

The New Coach House

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
25 May 2017

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20 May 2017

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18 May 2017

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14 May 2017

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10 May 2017

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7 May 2017

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3 May 2017

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30 April 2017

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26 April 2017

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23 April 2017

Katy Perry Carpool Karaoke

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

C/A and iON

Obama & Merkel to Celebrate Protestant Reformation & Global Responsibility


With the Brandenburg Gate to his back, Barack Obama will give a landmark speech in honor of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.

The former President plans to speak in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel to share their ideas about global responsibility in an increasingly inter-connected planet.

The topic of discussion will be ”Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally” at a forum sponsored by the German Protestant Kirchentag and the Obama Foundation to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

“The churches form a global civil society network of over two billion Christians. Together, as people of faith, we live from the firm hope for a better world,” said Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, a theology professor who is helping coordinate the conference.

CNN—Obama’s appearance in Germany will coincide with President Donald Trump's first trip to Europe. But an Obama Foundation official said Merkel extended the invitation to Obama last spring, well before Trump was elected and made his own plans to attend the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily.

The Acoustic, Music, Was Key to Martin Luther’s Ideology

Photo: Paul T McCain


Music was crucial to Martin Luther’s ideology, and encouraged radical singers long after his death.

His popular musical style, meanwhile, is immediately comparable with some of the most well-known protest movements of the modern age.

Before 1517, the Catholic Church controlled most religious music in Europe. Lay participation was minimal. In church, most people only heard austere plainchant, sung in Latin by a choir. Passion plays – rowdy dramas describing biblical stories – introduced religious ideas to people in their own languages. But by the 16th Century, these plays had often slumped into an excuse for slapstick humour. And anyway, vernacular music rarely crossed the church threshold.

Luther shattered these strict divisions, and transformed Christian musical life. For him, religious music was not just for remote priests and choirs. Instead, it was “next to theology” and a “gift from God”. As such, it should be accessible to everyone.

Luther scrabbled to develop these ideas as fiercely as he did his thoughts on the Pope or the evils of indulgences (where time in purgatory could be slashed in return for a handy payment to the local priest). Latin chanting was dumped in favour of communal singing in everyday German. This style soon became a key part of his followers’ identity. “Luther’s use of German hymns was an important sign of change,” explains Andreas Loewe, dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne and Luther expert. “It was just as obvious as having married clergy, or being able to receive a cup of wine at Holy Communion as a lay person.”

Not that Luther promoted music just for abstract reasons of faith. He well understood how powerful music was in spreading his message. Like the best modern protest songs, his hymns were catchy and punchy. He added religious lyrics to recognisable folk songs, just as We Shall Overcome hatched from an old southern Gospel song. This was especially useful in an ignorant age. Even illiterate people – about 85% of the German population in 1500 – could learn songs and pass them on quickly.

Luther himself pushed these changes along. He encouraged children to learn music at school, and worked with other reformers to produce Protestant hymnbooks. Luther also wrote lyrics that “imitated the way people spoke,” says Loewe. Luther himself stated that both music and lyrics should “grow out of the true mother tongue.” Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) is typical of his rousing simplicity:

Our God is a mighty fortress,
A trusty shield and weapon!

While Catholicism would continue to prize visual representations of divinity in painting and sculpture, Protestants embraced music. Continue reading at the BBC

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Akito's Radio Alchymy Notes | 2 September 2010


Bob: Let Me Be Los Angeles! (quote from "Finnegan's Wake")

Eben on African spiritualist Credo Mutwa and a Zulu secret society
- their version of a creation story - humans were "unisex" in the beginning
iON: ... Every human creator has both parts. Still! Still!...

Mutwa a "Reptilian race" came down from the sky
- iON hints it's still happening
- they were the "Lemurians" according to iON
- also mentioned in the Kabbalah (similar storyline)

iON the false premise of "time"

iON coming back to your place of Power
- pre-Arch of the Covenant, pre-Kabbalah, pre-tribal separation back to Somaria, pre-Egyptian

iON "bringing everyone into a portal"

iON praises Eben

iON humans are constantly going in and out of parallel worlds
- Bob opened ALL portals and gates on April 15, 2010

Frank Zappa (Student of McLuhan) Interviewed by WCBN DJ Joe Doll

November 1967

What ‘Youth’? The Electron iONization of Slack

What ‘Youth’?

Part 1, 2
23 May 2017

Akito's Cash Flow Notes | 8 September 2010


Opening music:
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson

Carolyn likes the new opening music

BR backlogged emails & questions
ShiningStar, soul
trilogy - physical, non-physical and soul
trinity - physical, non-physical and the labyrinth of the mind
iON reviewing "Physical, Non-physical and Soul"

technical difficulties - Bob and Carolyn drop-off

Bob and Carolyn are back

Matt Rose calls-in, portaling in Manhattan
- the Sutton Place portal
- a school crossing showed up outside his door, but there is no school
- the mirror shop
- shortcut to the WTC