December's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is bursting with feeling. I'm calling it Paper Boats after a poem by Rabindranath Tragore. Ostensibly about a childhood game, it is probably better interpreted as a metaphor for the thoughts, words and actions that we launch into the world, ideally without attachment.
As usual, you can download the MP3 directly by clicking this link: EMFAB Decemeber 2020
Alternatively, you can stream it on Mixcloud, here:
Peggy Lee - I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard - Sea Shells - Decca - 1958
Deep Elem - Lost in the Woods - Lost In The Woods - Reveal - 2006
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be - Loyalty - Outside Music - 2015
Saloon - The Good Life - If We Meet In The Future - Track & Field - 2003
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - Fleetwood Mac - Reprise - 1975
Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians - Fuck All The Perfect People - Fuck All The Perfect People - Train Wreck - 2012
Evie Sands - Any Way That You Want Me - Any Way That You Want Me - A&M - 1970
Joya Landis - Angel Of The Morning - 7” - Trojan - 1968
Shrag - Hopelessly Wasted - demo
Kronos Quartet - Which Side Are You On (feat. Lee Knight) - Longtime Passing - Smithsonian Folkways - 2020
Louise Le May - Cassandra - A Tale Untold - Folkwit - 2015
Martin Simpson - Kit’stune/When a Knight Won His Spurs - Prodigal Son - Topic - 2007
Zoppo - Relapse - Don’t Trust Scarred Survivors - Transformed Dreams - 2006
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls - Etiquette - Tomlab - 2006
Mashmakhan - Days When We Are Free - Mashmakhan - Columbia - 1970
Thousand & Bramier - By The Moon - The Sway Of Beasts - Arbouse - 2006
Jimmy Scott - Sycamore Trees - Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me - Warner - 1992
The Albion Band - Ampleforth/Lay Me Low - Rise Up Like The Sun - Harvest - 1978
John Prine - Souvenirs - Souvenirs - OhBoy - 2000
Architecture In Helsinki - Souvenirs - Fingers Crossed - Trifekta - 2003
Rebekah Del Rio - No Stars - Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) - Rhino - 2018
Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Crossmaker - Judee Sill - Asylum - 1971
Decameron - Journey's End - Third Light - Transatlantic - 1975
Bjork - Hyper-ballad (vocal line only)
Richard Thompson - Dimming Of The Day/Dargai - Pour Down Like Silver - Island - 1975
This poem by Rabindranath Tragore appeared in a local parish magazine this week. It rather appealed to me as a metaphor for not being attached to our expressions...letting them drift where they may go like paper boats in a stream. So it is with this show.
Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running
In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of
the village where I live.
I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and
know who I am.
I load my little boats with shiuli flower from our garden, and
hope that these blooms of the dawn will be carried safely to land
in the night.
I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the
little clouds setting thee white bulging sails.
I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down
the air to race with my boats!
When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my
paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.
The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading ins
their baskets full of dreams.
Some Youtube clips that grabbed me this month: