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It's Not a Heart
One More Crime
Devil Came For a Visit
More Clever Ways
Touched of Outlaw
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High Tide of Love
The Gypsy's Daughter Enters the Third Reich
Dancing in the Plague
Jesus & the Buddha
Variations on Emily
I Need the Beauty of You
Death Does Not Come Humble
Temple in the Path of Xerxes
Mind To Get Free
The ‘wild’ idea which generated the writing of Jesus & the Buddha was the theological urban myth how the historical Jesus and the Buddha actually met during the biblical gap in the life of Jesus.read more
We wanted to write on a time rarely covered, and often pondered the response of some people to the Black Death in the Middle Ages: they made huge bonfires at night and danced themselves into a frenzy.read more
Our first new song this week is “Jesus & the Budda” by Entrance. The band Entrance is comprised of Jeff Stafford, Lee Dalson, Papa Boyd’O, Anastasia Shields and Ward Kelley. Their vision is to create and explore non-commercial rock platforms while drawing from the poetry of Ward Kelley. Their scope includes rock, psychedelia, folk, blues, and even a little classical.read more
A Ka Inside a Pyramid Ramose circa 1350 BCE.
My heart floats in the ibis jar on top
my brains and liver, all my organs mixed
together like a fetal mass . . .
and so I am back
at the womb, a time when my interior ingredients
floated indistinguishable from my exterior.
When I gain another chance at breathing,
I think I will create a creature
whose interior thoughts are more visible
to its fellows, for I now understand
most strife between us breathing ones
comes from misread intentions. READ ON
Read “The Emperor Decides to Kill Catherine” poem offered in the post.
Authors Notes about The Emperor Decides to Kill Catherine: Catherine of Alexandria, (circa 213?), was a Roman Catholic saint, whose beauty so impressed the Roman Emperor Maximian that he offered to overlook her refusal to sacrifice to the gods if she would only submit to his desires. Catherine rejected his overtures, saying she was already the bride of Christ, and even converted the fifty philosophers Maximian convened to change her mind. The emperor beheaded the philosophers, then attempted to have Catherine broken on a spiked wheel, however it miraculously shattered. Instead Maximian had her beheaded, yet when he did, milk flowed from her severed neck. Where this tale was highly popular in the medieval West, most historians think it is probable Catherine never existed. Joan of Arc, though, did not concur with such skeptics; Catherine was one of the three saints Joan claimed appeared to her to offer advice in her military endeavors.read more
How can it be free? Instead of forcing the listeners to purchase a package deal in order to avoid having to listen to annoying advertisements, Jango allows independent and small music studios to purchase radio air time. Jango then makes listening free, at the “price” of listening to new artists between your favorite songs instead of listening to ads. Jango even allows you to pick the type of music you’d prefer to hear by the independent artists.read more
Poet Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet. He was married twice and had two sons and one daughter. As a young man he volunteered and fought in World War II as a member of the British Army, and in the Negev on the southern front in the Israeli War of Independence. He died of cancer in 2000, at age 76. Many people, worldwide, regarded Amichai as Israel’s greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew.read more
The song is a tribute to Emily Dickenson, taking some of her public domain poetry and adding original lyrics. The singer concludes Emily changed his life by teaching him to see things in a much different way.read more
Enfold Album is Ward Kelley owner of Wardco Studios newest release.
Enfolds is available for download at Enfold Ward Kelley Artist.
Enfold is a contemporary folk album by Joan in the Fires, featuring Jessie Doyle. It combines the lyrics of poet Ward Kelley with imaginative melodies to produce a truly unique folk listening experience.
15 songs take the listener on a voyage through a Wild Mouse amusement park ride to the poets Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson to the Book of Proverbs to ancient Rome and finally to the Secret of Life, a tongue-in-cheek look at the world’s religion where the singer laments she is theologically abused. Interspaced throughout the album are new but more conventional folk songs and topics.
One thing is for certain, the listener will come away with a unique folk experience!read more
Listen to One More Crime while reading the lyrics, The singer’s husband informs her he is divorcing her, and she tried to salvage the marriage by enticing him to her bed.read more