Podcast Episode 5: The Crazy Herbalist Meets Rosemary

The weather here has been very unusual. The abundance of moisture isn’t, but it’s about 20 degrees warmer than average for December. There’s been a lot of rain and fog, and almost no snow or ice thus far. It reminds me of early spring weather, when the thaw is underway and mist lingers in the air. The sounds of moisture in this episode come from both this past week and last spring.

In previous episodes, all the background music was something I’d recorded or mixed, but for the first time here I am including music I had nothing to do with recording. Disemballerina’s music is excellent, and creates a lovely mood for this episode. They were kind enough to let me use their songs Black Angel Trumpet, Two Crows, That is the Head of One Who Toyed with My Honor, and Year of the Horse. These songs are available on their bandcamp page more or less as you hear in this podcast, with a few volume & EQ adjustments to fit the music in with the rest of the recordings in this episode.

Dr. Bones gives us another sermon this episode, on the fractured relationship between domesticated primates and the natural world around us.

Lastly, Kirsten Hale, the Crazy Herbalist, tells us the story of when she met rosemary. Turns out she’s one empowered bush.

Thanks to the rains of winter and spring, and especially to Disemballerina, Dr. Bones, and The Crazy Herbalist for being awesome.

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Podcast Episode 4: Dreams, Enchantment, & Living Magically

Antonio_de_Pereda_-_El_sueño_del_caballeroThe first thing you hear in this episode is my favorite natural spring in the world, on a mountainside near my home in Maine. The water that comes from this spring is a blessing, it is the best water I have ever tasted.

Next you hear Eddy Dyer‘s guitar, a performance I recorded recently at a benefit concert. Some drums come in, followed by another nice rant by Dr. Bones. Then you hear a remixed version of Eddy’s performance of a medley: “Under The City” (music by Jimmy Otis, lyrics by Eddy Dyer), followed by a Cure cover, “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” (Smith/Gallup/Thompson/Tolhurst/Williams).

Finally, we have a talk from C.S. Thompson  on Dreams, Enchantment, and Living Magically.

Thanks to the spirits of the spring for their song, to Eddy for his enchantment, and to Dr Bones & C.S. Thompson for their wisdom.

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