“God is the ultimate Rorschach test.”
Carter Phipps

Upcoming Performance in Jerusalem

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On the coming thursday – December 11th – I will partake in an improvised performance space that will take place at Beit Anna Ticho (9 Harav Kuk St. – Jerusalem).  The performance is taking place within a photography exhibition titled “Woman with a Camera”. There will be three performance groups that will perform consecutively and in a loop from 20:00 – 22:00.  I have been invited to perform with Shlomit (who I first met here) – and I am grateful for this opportunity to work with her again. During her performances I will be using live-stills. Ilay will also be there so I expect to do something with him as well.  Should be good fun – please come if you are in the area.

 

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Woah Jolene!

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Ever since I started the “enjoy” category (thanks again Ryan for the inspiration!) I really enjoy my excursions into youtube land – I run into some surprising stuff and usually burn up way too much time on it : ) During my recent excursion for the post on Cake – I came across this ooooomph version of my parent’s-generation-classic-all-time-favorite Jolene. Speechless! If my parents happen to come across this – then… we’ll have something to talk about at the next family dinner : ) These are the White Stripes. Enjoy : )

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Interrogation & Compassion

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Once in an inconsistent while I scroll through my twitter and quickly pull out a few links to review at a later time. They stay open in tabs in my browser until a later time when I actually read them. Sometimes I follow some of those links to other links – and that I think sums up the majority of my internet reading. This morning I found myself reading two articles/posts consecutively. When I was finished I toggled between the two back and forth a few times. The first about Happiness, Compassion and Sharing and the second about interrogation techniques used by Americans in Iraq. I’ll leave you to connect your own dots.

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I Will Survive

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“I Will Survive” is a song that used to be really popular at Israeli weddings (it may still be – but I haven’t been to one in ages so…). I always thought that was just hilarious (or just plain stupid – depending on my mood) – listening to the lyrics – this is so not a wedding song. In come Cake – I think they really nailed this song for what it really is. Here is them doing it live. I definitely to add them to my “see in concert” list. Enjoy : )

This is another Cake track. For me – it is ultimately THEIR sound. Every time I listen to this track – I wish I knew someone with a stereo so loud (and no neighbors for a radius of 2 miles)  you can just crank it up to dangerous levels, then bring it down a bit (for safety) – and then hit play. There is no video – which is good – because you can focus on the sound : ) Enjoy.

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Bret Dennen

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Another musician that I find comforting and embracing… just the right kind of presence when I want something soothing. Enjoy Bret:

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