Friday, December 22, 2006

Medium Swing Tempo


Sometimes I wonder
What it's all about
I sit and wonder all day long,
Trying to figure it out.


The rich man is a liar.
The poor man is a thief.
The rich man no better than the
beggar man
And everyone is a cheat.

People talking to each other
Who is foolin' who?
You got to read between the lines
If you ever wanna know the truth.

You reach for satisfaction
Shove it into your mouth
Salt on a lick, a little sugar on a stick,
A little sugar for me now.

Coffee, cake, or candy
An evil cigarette.
A slip of this, a little bit of that
A little bit of happiness.

Oh my brother !
Shake your little stick
To satisfy yourself in this life
It's gonna take some kind of magic trick
.

Eeyeah
To satisfy yourself in this life
it's gonna take a little magic t
rick
.
 

From Incus, Malleus, and Stapes by jm. 1985.

79 Comments:

Blogger Tseka said...

JM!!!!!!!!

To satisfy yourself in this life
it's gonna take a little magic trick


Honey your bag is full of magic tricks! thanks for sharing this one!

22/12/06 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Astrid

Sing it jm!!

The boy who lived before

LITTLE Cameron Macaulay was a typical six-year-old, always talking about his mum and family.

He liked to draw pictures of his home too — a long single-storey, white house standing in a bay.

More....

22/12/06 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to share with you my all-time favorite Blues Singer.

Introducing.....Eddie Son House Jr.!

Astrid

22/12/06 7:58 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

JM, just letting you know that if you see this name, it is I, the one and only Donnie. I just made a spoof of Little Green Footballs. Humor on a whole new level! Silly Me!! Now you know why they work Marines so hard. Let a Marine set too long, and he tends to find weird ways to pass the time away. In this case, it took 2 or 3 hours. Now to find a female blogger that would be willing to be Mooshell Milking. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I am in high spirits now. The rain has been over the top here. Flooding and making me take other detours just to get down the road. WOW! But the good news is that we don't have snow! HEHEHE! I am gonna run for cover before you see that last joke and slap me. I think the rain has given me a boost. Energy!! But I might overdose on it soon.

22/12/06 10:38 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka and astrid. I'm starting to go into other dimensions permanently with you around. Where do I begin? Once again, you are deep in the know.

I woke up suddenly hours before I normally do today. Something was coming in. I read your comments and I knew why.

Astrid, I simply am astounded by your perception. Son House was not only one of the greatest blues musicians, he was a philosopher and truth teller in the complete tradition of these amazing understanding people. In our over-intellectualized western way, the simple truth of the blues still rings clear. They all were brilliant philosophers and said it right to the point. Wisdom backed by experience and a way with words that no one has equaled since. We still have so much to learn from them.
Son House had an a odd and deep sense of comedy mixed with his tragedy. His lifelong search for love and his failures which he openly admitted.

You are so special. So mystical. Telepathic. And by the greatest stroke of fortune....bravely self-expressive. I'm reposting one of my early articles right below this and you'll know what I mean.

Tseka, you made me do it! So much to explore and uncover. You both make me feel like singing. When you get time, I'd like to know how you met.

It can't be explained, but of course, I will go on trying.
Thank you so so much.

22/12/06 11:47 AM  
Blogger jm said...

The past life area is one of great interest to me. I'd like to explore that here in time.

22/12/06 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

"Mooshell Milking." LOL, Donnie you are too clever! I can't stand the real one.

22/12/06 1:49 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Snow????????????

22/12/06 2:42 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

When you get time, I'd like to know how you met.

We met on AstroWorld. After i posted my first post on White Raven i was deluged with people e-mailing and had an enormous amount of hits on my website.

Learned something then about the desire to attach to hope that is out there. Essentially what you and Neith speak of so often. Folks are looking for something - not Doom and Gloom.

I answered every email and several extended into conversations, friendships and treasures.

I actually have a great fondness for AW as i found there some jewels - like you JM, Neith, Juno, others...
Because i travel, i have had the divine pleasure of meeting some in person. You know about Juno, Joanna of Oregon others... It is all completely magical for me.

22/12/06 4:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Great explanation.

Learned something then about the desire to attach to hope that is out there.

Everybody's got it. In the chip. We couldn't possibly survive without it.

As the Pisces squares the Sagittarius next year, I think many will feel more comfortable embracing it. Good news about White Raven.

22/12/06 4:36 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Your influence jm extends far beyond this place.

enough is (not) too much
shimmy, shimmy...
too much is not enough

22/12/06 4:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The South Node in Pisces is particularly locked into futility. They feel the collective suffering but it's time to leave this and go to the North Node in Virgo which is a more detached analysis and solution approach to the problems.

The North Node in Pisces, on the other hand, feels the collective emotion but perceives the spiritual potential.

So that's where we are now with the transit. The NN Pisces people are particularly important now as they can act as guides to this understanding.

The SN in Virgo at this time, in a way knocks out analysis, including the future. That's why the astrologers are having difficulty pinpointing. It's not the time. It's the time to forget the linear and go for the full experience of the present.

I can't think of anyone more delightful and in the here and now than a Pisces in a good mood.

22/12/06 4:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka, I'm in a complete quandary and your perceptions are so welcomed. I'm afraid of letting it all out. I'm so used to being overlooked that I don't have the skills for attention paying. I have to learn fast. I have so much Neptune I don't know who I am. I'm always doing doubletakes.

It's all new, exciting, scary, and impossible to stop.

enough is (not) too much
shimmy, shimmy...
too much is not enough


LOL!

22/12/06 4:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I love the wisdom.

22/12/06 4:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And now I'm going out in the big white world for the first time in two days. The transiting NN in Pisces happens to be in my 12th house and I was really starting to enjoy this.
But I need some lettuce!

Later!!

22/12/06 5:00 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

It's a big question: when is the time to reveal what i know? Share? The exposure...the response.

The timing question so important or is it?

Those who need to know, will
those who don't, won't
there isn't any failure

Well Hel-Len, light of healing, wholeness, my son and i speak together of this responsibility, his take
2006, everything burns. interpretation the old is burnt away.
(not the everything burns =Iraq, economy)

crossing the bridge

2007, many are confused, many are not.

A pattern is forming
that is our responsibility.
Creatively
remind
to satisfy yourself in this life
it's gonna take a little magic trick


by all accounts you are doing...
exceptional.

22/12/06 5:20 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

I can't think of anyone more delightful and in the here and now than a Pisces in a good mood.

I will second that motion! My boss is quite delightful to be around when he switches into personal mode. Pisces are amazingly good at that . . . :-) It's one of the many reasons I so enjoy Casey too . . . great sense of humor!

I have so much Neptune I don't know who I am. I'm always doing doubletakes.

Ha, Ha, Ha,Ha!! good one!! :-)

22/12/06 5:22 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I'm minding my business and I'm keeping it clean
I'm minding my q's and looking at my p's
You're secret is safe as it can be
I'm not talkin
I'm not talkin
I'm not talkin to anyone
But myself


your secret is safe as it cam be
but i hate to keep secrets when i find something good.
Yes i do hate to keep secret when sharin' seems the right thing to do.

um hmmm

22/12/06 7:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!!!! You found it! Tseka! OMYGOD!

I was waiting to make a decision on that site. Something new and different. Maybe more poetry and free association. Why not?

You are amazing.

22/12/06 7:43 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I wrote that song so long ago when no one would listen to me. It helped tremendously!

Oddly enough, or not so odd, it is one of the least liked songs when I sing it for the crowd.

2007, many are confused, many are not.

Great words. There is a core group and I always knew we would find one another.

A pattern is forming
that is our responsibility.


Do I ever feel it. This is what the Cap years are going to do for artists. There is a lot of money waiting to be spent in the art world. Lots of art is going to be traded.

I think it is no mistake that we are here preparing and inspiring one another. I know our work will flourish. We'll be ready. A deeper recognition. Art's value to society.

22/12/06 7:51 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

ja well not so amazing i think Neith also intuited you were up to some project a while back.

Perhaps we were waiting for you to unveil something.

So.....can we let the rest know?

22/12/06 7:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

my son and i speak together of this responsibility, his take
2006, everything burns.


Oh how I admire your son. I agree with this. Fire and the ocean. Burning at the cradle of civilization and the water washing away the debris.

It has to burn completely. We can't interfere with the process in Iraq. No one is in control of it. I know the end will be right.

22/12/06 7:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That's right!! Neith did pick up on it. What a bunch of advanced gals.

I was hushed-mouth. Muddy Waters advised in his prime that if you have something good, keep in your pocket. But with all you seers I can't keep anything a secret.

22/12/06 7:56 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh No!!!! Am I ready? Am I going too far?

I guess I should post it in the link column.

WILL I EVER BE FREE OF THIS MADNESS? DO I WANT TO BE?

OMG.

22/12/06 7:58 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I have a friend, a Leo, we spent most of the night talking (my big birthday gift) about what's coming next in the art world.

He and i have both been in this for something like 30 years. We both sense a big, HUGE change a coming, we feel off center, but called to walk point and are clueless, just watching the stars....

In the book he just sent me he marked this: " Darkness was never something I was afraid of. The clarity, definition and profusion of stars became maps as to how one navigates at night. I always knew where I wa by looking up. (she paused) "My sons do not have these guides. They have no relationship to darkness, nothing in their imagination tells them there are pathways in the night they can move through.

Seems just as accurate if we read it metaphorically.

22/12/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And why did you happen to discover my secret just at this time, O Wise One?

22/12/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

iWILL I EVER BE FREE OF THIS MADNESS? DO I WANT TO BE?

NO!!!! Gloriously the answer is NO! This is the madness that makes one free and opens the space for others to be free as well.

22/12/06 8:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What a birthday gift. I've always had friends like that and this is the most valued thing in my life.

Darkness was never something I was afraid of.

I an in complete accord. This is why I was so frustrated with the overuse of the word in its negative connotation. Darkness is sublime. I've always been a inhabitant of the night realm. I love it. Imagination comes to life. As well as comfort and safety. Not to mention the, well you know....quiet.

And the navigation is what it's all about. Ask any sea farer worth his salt.

22/12/06 8:11 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

ah jm, you remember pd's lost software? It's a gift. Handy too as i have been told i am the dumbest smart person ever or was that the smartest dumb person. I have always had trouble finding my shoes (heheheh now i just have more than one pair) and keys - god forbid that i put them down anywhere but in the bowl by the door!
I'd forget my head if it weren't attached....my mind lives in multiple places.

22/12/06 8:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This is the madness that makes one free and opens the space for others to be free as well.

Finally!!! The go ahead! I've been waiting patiently, tseka. waiting a long time.

The madness will triumph!

Freedom and health are my two top priorities. Nothing else comes close.

22/12/06 8:14 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'd forget my head if it weren't attached....my mind lives in multiple places.

And I love you. I've never had a serious relationship with anyone without an unattached head.

22/12/06 8:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think there are two types. Those that don't fear the dark, and the others. I think those that don't have a different kind of vision. They probably see perfectly well. And they sense guidance, I believe. I certainly do remember pd's software. Won't forget that one. And a lot of other clues.

I've never followed other people. I haven't had to. I've had the stars.

22/12/06 8:20 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Must be the uranus

22/12/06 8:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Uranus is the culprit! I should know with my 1000 aspects. I do like the trickster.

You are Uranus ruled. And so like my very Aquarian friends. The ruling planet of the ASC is everything. It's the leader and it's movement determines the scenarios of our lives.

My ruler, Mars, squares Uranus.

Your Uranus in Cancer is the story. Think Moon/Uranus in the Sun's house.

22/12/06 8:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

he subject of responsibility is such a good one. This won't be fleeting.

Pluto will be opposing USA Venus right off the bat. The grace and beauty factor. Then on to the Sun...pride and dignity. We have a lot to make up for. Artists are always something to be proud of in a culture.

I mentioned before that the Louvre launched a great show of American artists last year, saying we love America, and want to express it. This went on under all the hysteria.

We've had exceptional artists in this country. The wealthy now are extremely loaded and they will be spending money in support of this in the coming years.

22/12/06 8:34 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Think Moon/Uranus in the Sun's house.

ja seems like most of the story. maybe throw in the NN conj asc.

22/12/06 8:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes! Throw that North Node in! By all means. So intersting that we both have the node in the 1st.

The Pisces/5th/Sun combo is great for the artist and also the actor. The shining of light on the illusory world.

22/12/06 8:42 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hmmm what we see is that the wealthy collectors are acting like cry babies and throwing little tantrums, demanding we indulge them- something has gone haywire with the senses, this needs correction.

We have our work cut out for us. Responsibility to create, guide but also demand or cultivate respect. Respect for the artist is sooooo lacking right now the worst in all my years.

22/12/06 8:42 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Remember in the 60-70s Jm, the money given to the arts for all sorts of innovative (and public) projects? theater, dance, music, and it was all so affordable. I regularly went to concerts theatre, much of it was free, underwritten by grants. NEA which is now mostly defunct and private foundations. Perhaps as we shift from the current politics of fear and scarcity we will re-focus on what we really value as a vibrant society.

22/12/06 8:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I know exactly what you mean about the worst and respect.

You are 1000% right. Let them get finished with the tantrums and when they're done, they must realize that they will not be getting the art unless they deal fairly. They know this. They've been in the business for a long long time. They are caught up in this orgy at the moment but it will soon be over.

I think they are going to have to shell out. Art is big big business.

Our part is to understand our value and position and the nature of the market as completely as possible. If we need agents, we should choose the best. We have the power and they are soon going to feel it.

That's where this feeling of new responsibility is coming from, I think. Our jobs. Our changes as we become mature and learn the ropes in selling our work. They will have to do what we say since we have the talent, the real commodity. I think the real will be seen clearly as separate from the fake with Capricorn. Quality.

The art world is very exciting. And the money is there.

22/12/06 8:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's hard to tell for sure, but a return to funding of the arts looks highly possible. I do think it will be different from the free 60's and 70's and taken more seriously.

Art is humanity's redemption. I think collective guilt in this country might also factor in.

We also have a few years left of Neptune in Aquarius helping out. Uranus in Aries will be fantastic energy for emerging artists. Then Uranus is Taurus trine the Cap will be great for business.

Most of all, I think artists are just feeling it. Cycles. Trends. They always do.

22/12/06 8:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I waited for good reason. Uranus in Aries will be on my ASC talk about emerging talent. This will be the time.

It will be in your 1st to your 2nd. Great for sales.

22/12/06 9:01 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

i'm hanging on every your word.

i've been incredibly lucky to be supported as an artist all these years, it hasn't hurt to be incredibly frugal either.

Still all around me good, no, excellent artists have been biting the dust these past few years. It is very, very difficult for me to watch. My friend and i talk about how what is true trash, i mean without a scintilla of worth is promoted. We wonder if it is an attempt to maintain control(over us). The gallery i quit last summer took in partners Midas Muffler and an international shipping executive...the folks running the show, probably best left unsaid. We all used to complain about the Dr's and Lawyer's wives who ran galleries, now we yearn for them. They may not have understood us but they appreciated art.

The new breed is simply mercenary, they have created the current crop of clients, others abandoned ship a long time ago.

We wonder how we can create a new venue.

22/12/06 9:03 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

oh, jm ... followed some breadcrumbs . . You're secret is safe as it can be

22/12/06 9:15 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG tseka this is all so important. I think about these things constantly. What a pleasure to be able to discuss them. This is how we'll work it out. Things are really starting to take the serious turn and I'm glad.

excellent artists have been biting the dust these past few years. It is very, very difficult for me to watch

This for me too. Many musicians have gone underground. I know this is for good reason.

It's awful what you're describing with the gallery, but I think the answer is right there. You walked away from it. If we do that, they will learn.

The wild card is the metaphysical influence. If good tatse becomes the item, then even if they are mercenary, at least the product will be of quality.

I haven't been able to stomach the recent market. So it better change. I don't think we can do much about the hard cold business part. everything changes constantly, and I think we're due. The trash will reach a saturation point. I know some doubt this, but I think it will.

The desire in the society will determine the market.

22/12/06 9:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Neith!!!! HA HA HA!!

My frikkin secret! I used to be good at it.

Times are changing.

22/12/06 9:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Also.

The most important factor for the artist is her own destiny no matter what they're all doing. I think when the time comes for something especially big or relevant the right connections show up.

My mother was an art collector and a genius at it. There are always people around who want the good stuff. We have to find them. My partner had patrons which is how he survived. I have his paintings and have thought about selling some. It's interesting that I've waited.

22/12/06 9:24 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Art is humanity's redemption. I think collective guilt in this country might also factor in.

We also have a few years left of Neptune in Aquarius helping out. Uranus in Aries will be fantastic energy for emerging artists.


What a fantastic discussion and one that holds my secret wish at it's heart too. So good it would be to able make a decent living creating beauty to bring others joy! And Uranus in Aries will be in my 5th . . . opposing my Libra but what the heck! Post 2nd Saturn Return is a Whole different world!

22/12/06 9:26 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hehehe hej Neith
sister from the eastside...got rhinestones?

22/12/06 9:28 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

geeezz . . . double posting, rats. that'll teach me to get impatient!

22/12/06 9:29 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

rhinestones?! I could probably find something suitable to appear for jm's party!

22/12/06 9:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So good it would be to able make a decent living creating beauty to bring others joy! And Uranus in Aries will be in my 5th . . .

You said it! This is great neith. I think now I see the whole thing. Why we shouldn't be anxious about this interlude. Our time is comimg.

22/12/06 9:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

rhinestones?! I could probably find something suitable to appear for jm's party!

Oh what joy!!!! Rhinestones everywhere and gorgeous psychic women!

22/12/06 9:32 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

The most important factor for the artist is her own destiny no matter what they're all doing. I think when the time comes for something especially big or relevant the right connections show up.

This I have noticed to be true throughout the course of my life. The waiting can be hard, especially if one is learning about patience . . . :-)

22/12/06 9:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Double post begone!!!!

22/12/06 9:34 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Double post begone!!!!

The true magic of being the master of one's own blog!

22/12/06 9:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The waiting can be hard, especially if one is learning about patience .

I think this is the most important part. Different things happen that influence the outcome.

Is anybody patient?

22/12/06 9:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The true magic of being the master of one's own blog!

And Queen of the Cosmos!

22/12/06 9:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Sag is kicking in again neith!

22/12/06 9:38 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Is anybody patient?

Perhaps not so much patient, though that can be a part of it, but learning to find the quiet place within . . . we've touched on this before. It's the creative place where time moves different.

22/12/06 9:38 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

The Sag is kicking in again neith!

Had to get some rest . . . so many demands lately from many different directions. This is the prelude to the deep of Winter, the quiet time after the holidays are over. And it's jarring to be asked to rush, rush now.

22/12/06 9:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I don't rush Can't stand it. But I'm not exactly patient. Or maybe I am. Been waiting 40 years for the market to catch on!

22/12/06 9:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

learning to find the quiet place within . . . we've touched on this before. It's the creative place where time moves different.

How do you get there in the midst of all the hub bub.

22/12/06 9:46 PM  
Blogger jm said...

BTW. No milk or head lettuce in the stores! Lots of empty shelves.

22/12/06 9:48 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

How do you get there in the midst of all the hub bub.

to be honest, I'm not sure. It may be why you prefer the night, as there are less distractions then. I've been known to turn phones off . . . :-) just to get some moments of alone time.

22/12/06 9:50 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

BTW. No milk or head lettuce in the stores! Lots of empty shelves.

Oh yes! That blizzard created havoc with all sorts of shipping, didn't it! Bet there are people scrambling like mad to rectify that situation.

22/12/06 9:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Queen of the Cosmos Zamma lifts head and yawns, "It is the middle of the quiet season, time for sleeeepinggg" She wants the "can-opener" to move the knitting off the sofa if she isn't going to use it...

22/12/06 9:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Bet there are people scrambling like mad to rectify that situation.

Haven't noticed this. People are just kind of ambling about. Thank god for soy milk! The new craze.

22/12/06 9:55 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

"It is the middle of the quiet season, time for sleeeepinggg" She wants the "can-opener" to move the knitting off the sofa if she isn't going to use it...

Can-opener!!! ROFL!!! Yah, I'm getting sleepy too . . . but this discussion is one I'm placing firmly on my wish list . . . :-)

22/12/06 9:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The mystic can-opener!

I'm honored to be in Zamma's realm.

22/12/06 9:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Look at the times on our posts neith! and the content.

22/12/06 9:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

If you girls need to konk out, please have wonderful dreams. This conversation is eternal. It will take us forward in continuum.

22/12/06 9:59 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

Look at the times on our posts neith! and the content.

LOL! These moments are so much fun . . . refreshing to the spirit they are. Thank you my comrades! :-)

22/12/06 10:01 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

hmmm mostly snoring and wheezing with some eye rolling as aforesaid "can-opener" dances and twirls around the house. I love this time of year. Finally things slow down to the pace i like.

22/12/06 10:01 PM  
Blogger Neith said...

We will dream into being successful, well paid artists & artistes!!

22/12/06 10:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Finally things slow down to the pace i like

It's wonderful.

We will dream into being successful, well paid artists & artistes!!

Amen.

22/12/06 10:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And I love you. Kisses and sweet hugs.

22/12/06 10:06 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

yes that sounds good.
actually that is what i had to do...i felt so uncomfortable taking money for my paintings in the beginning it caused a moment of uncertainty for my customers. i had to visualize my self taking checks, cash with graceful ease.

good night wonderful friends.

22/12/06 10:08 PM  
Blogger jm said...

'nite, tseka.

I need to do that visualization myself.

great conversation.

22/12/06 10:15 PM  

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