Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hot Wired & Ready!!

The first deal for the Sequoia Adams Performance Project has already arrived. A year ago, my friend wanted me to perform on her new patio .... an autumn party. We talked several times and it was forgotten. Tonight she approached me with the news that the concrete had just been poured and we're ready to go. A summer party under the stars. She has a million friends. Good exposure. And she's a TAURUS!!

Is there really something to this put it out into the universe thing?

58 Comments:

Anonymous AcousticGod said...

When I think about singing I always think Taurus.

21/3/07 12:11 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Really??????

Why acousticgod?

21/3/07 12:13 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Of course! The throat.

I do know that almost all my Taurus friends have music in their homes nonstop.

21/3/07 12:14 AM  
Blogger jm said...

This is very very interesting actually.

I normally don't like to sing that much. All my Gemini prefers using my fingers on the keyboard. I wonder if getting in touch with my NN would mean more singing.

21/3/07 12:21 AM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

I attract a lot of Taurus friends, so I know how musical they are on that level. My best friend is a Taurus, and he's very naturally gifted at singing, coming up with melodies, noodling around on any instrument, etc.

Plus I know of a bunch of famous singers happen to be Taurus' (Stevie Wonder, Bono, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Robert Smith, David Gahan, Iggy Pop, Peter Frampton, Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Englebert Humperdinck, James Brown, Randy Travis, Tammy Wynette, Bob Seger, etc.)

21/3/07 12:41 AM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

The list actually goes on, and stays impressive. Never met a Taurus that wasn't in to music.

21/3/07 12:45 AM  
Blogger jm said...

WOW. You know them.

I was listening to the folksinger Tom Rush last night who does a beautiful version of Joni Mitchell's song, The Urge For Going. I think I'll try to Google his birthday.

21/3/07 12:50 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Wouldn't you know it????
Saturn in Taurus!

21/3/07 12:52 AM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

I'm watching a couple Taurus' on tv right now: Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson. Colbert is brilliant.

21/3/07 12:52 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Make that Saturn, Uranus, and Jupiter in Taurus!

21/3/07 12:53 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I don't know Stephen Colbert's music. What's it like?

willie has great timing and and some excellent piano playing on his discs. I like the old standards, and do some myself. Wille has that real kicked back Taurus thing. I want to do what he's done. Play into my old age.

21/3/07 12:56 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Nice!

21/3/07 12:57 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm going to look up another one. Sonny Boy williamson.

21/3/07 1:00 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Stephen Colbert is a satirist comedian. Funny as hell! He has a show on Comedy Central that's modeled after Fox News's O'Reilly Factor. He's a fake Republican blowhard, essentially.

Let me get you a link to the ballsiest comedic routine I've ever seen. It was the White House Press Correspondent's Dinner. The President attends, and gets roasted by a few people. Colbert was one of them, and it was absolutely brutal.

21/3/07 1:03 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

White House Correspondent's Dinner

(Colbert did end up harmonizing with Willie Nelson on a song performed at the end of the show. He's also dueted with Barry Manilow on his show. He's a good singer himself.)

21/3/07 1:08 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I remember that roast. Yeah, I know about him.

21/3/07 1:09 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm on dialup so I can't get videos. I didn't know he could sing. I love it when these guys get political without getting crazy. Just having a Taurus good time anyway.

21/3/07 1:11 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

I don't have any Taurus in my chart, but my Venus is in Libra's house conjunct Neptune. Both planets are sextile Pluto, which is conjunct my Moon.

21/3/07 1:13 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Howlin' Wolf was a Taurus.

I was tryng to figure out what makes you so easy going. Let me take a look.

21/3/07 1:16 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Ruler of my 1st, 2nd, 5th, 11th, and 12th are in the 7th. My Venus connection must be through Libra.

21/3/07 1:19 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Testing.

21/3/07 1:32 AM  
Blogger jm said...

My posts were going in upthread!

I found it.
Mercury rules your Ascendant. Very important. Your personality and physical style. It's conjunct...guess what?...Venus.

21/3/07 1:33 AM  
Blogger jm said...

All the Jupiter, too, makes for a good disposition. Sag 7th house planets and a love of people.

21/3/07 1:36 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Fats Waller. One of the greatest. Taurus.

21/3/07 1:37 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Cool. I can be a bit hot and cold with people. Sometimes I don't want to be bothered, and other times I just feel like socializing. Maybe it's a matter of choosing who I associate with...

Probably that. ;-)

21/3/07 1:39 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

The first deal for the Sequoia Adams Performance Project has already arrived.

~smiling wide~

xoxo

21/3/07 6:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jane.
Your ass-kicking is part of it. Thank you. I might even need it again, but give me a minute to recover.
((((jane))))

21/3/07 6:58 PM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

I'm going to an open mic night right now!

21/3/07 7:28 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Is there really something to this put it out into the universe thing?

I'm struggling. Spiking very high and very low, sharply, this past week. But I *am* in the committed and determined process of putting my own 'thing' 'out into the universe'. Doing my part, and allowing the universe to do its. Que sera sera. In due time. Timing is important, I think.

21/3/07 8:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm going to an open mic night right now!

Yeaaayyyy acousticgod!!!!!

OMG. I'm inspired.
Let me know all about it ag!

21/3/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Timing is important, I think.

I think it's just about the most crucial part. I also think we know when the right time arrives.

Saturn in on your Uranus, jane. Opposite Neptune. Trine jupiter. All about timing.

21/3/07 10:53 PM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

It was ok. It was really weird for me. I was going in order to meet a guy I was interested in playing with. When I got there, it was packed, so much so I didn't dare walk in. So I sat outside for at least the first hour.

I watched the guy I was supposed to meet and his friend play. I'm not sure if it will be a good match. What they sang about was very superficial. You should see the guy, Ryan. He's one of those blessed-existence guys. He's tall, well built, perfect hair and skin, has a great job, and of course he's in the process of taking multiple ski vacations in various states. I think that's why the songs turn out superficially - no struggles in his life. Would love to see his chart, though.

At the break I played some guitar outside. The MC came out and introduced himself, and got my name for the line-up. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to stay, but may as well get my name on the list just in case.

I did stay. Ryan eventually came out and talked for awhile. Seems nice enough of course. We'll probably try to get together sometime to see how things go. I may play bass for him.

Also while outside I met a pretentious singer guy with the right look, but not the right substance. He called himself Woody Sunshine. He liked one of my chord progressions, so he sort of made up a song on the spot.

Later, when I performed the first song was with the one Woody and I made up. It went a little awkward, but just being the backup guitar is easy enough, so it was really on Woody to make the song work. After that I sang U2's Who's Gonna Run Your Wild Horses. I wasn't perfect, but I wasn't disgraceful either. I felt only mildly embarrassed at the end. Then I foolishly asked about performing another. Foolish, because I'd forgotten to bring to the stage with me the lyrics I'd printed out, so I wasn't really prepared to do another. Fortunately, I had reached my song limit, so I was saved from that blunder.

22/3/07 2:18 AM  
Blogger jm said...

What a great report. You have an eye for detail and a talent for description. It's a perfect mix of bad and good, which I think most situations are.

First, I'm glad it was packed. It's good that people are supporting new talent.

I think you're right about Ryan and you probably not matching up, but being a bass player is the best. Most can play with just about anybody, and I think they are the most important to the overall sound. Drummers usually ruin it.
Bass players I know are often easy going. The best.
I love standup bass, but it's so hard to play.

That's incredible. doing the new song. Wow.

I wasn't perfect, but I wasn't disgraceful either. I felt only mildly embarrassed at the end.

LOL.
I've embarrassed myself so many times, it's reached infinity by now. Mild is good. About right.

This is great ag. Makes me wanna go out. It's always happening.

22/3/07 2:37 AM  
Blogger jm said...

A packed room still scares me. I wonder if I'll ever get over it.
Yes. I will. It will become an attraction to me by the time I'm where I want to be. Loving the spotlight, the more the merrier.
Yes, indeed.

22/3/07 2:40 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Yeah, I'm still trying to get to that place as well. We can be so brash in spontaneously playing when we feel like it, but the expectations from others on your performance can throw you a little off your game. I think we can probably easily learn with practice to own the situation, though. We're the ones with the talent, and no one does it quite like we do, so why worry about it? People like us who screw up are still better than the amateurs, or the people with terrible voices. ;-)

22/3/07 2:58 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh oh oh. Great comment. You say it so well.

the expectations from others on your performance can throw you a little off your game.

And how. One of my biggest challenges. You can't tune them out, so there has to be way to combine with their energy. Get them to listen in some inviting way, maybe mixed with a subtle command. It's tough. Sometimes it doesn't happen and I have to accept it and do it again.

I think we can probably easily learn with practice to own the situation, though. We're the ones with the talent, and no one does it quite like we do, so why worry about it?

I LOVE THIS!!

I think you're absolutely right. With practice, learning to own the situation. We have to. It's our resonsibility, elevated in the light. The leadership role.

Some stay entirely in the background, and I've done this many times, but upfront and onstage is a joy when well done. Real theater.

Yeah. The terrible voices. Good reminder. A great voice should get out.

22/3/07 3:12 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Yeah, like anything else we have to mature to the point of realizing our own worth.

22/3/07 3:48 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Beautifully said, acousticgod. You are so inspiring.

22/3/07 3:54 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I also get a calm feeling in these talks that it will work out accordingly by progression. I wonder if it's your logical, reasonable Capricorn. A little failure, a little success, and then with time, the self worth is natural. It's a wonderful thought. Not to force it, but let it come. Like the easy way you described the twists and turns of tonight. Good approach.

22/3/07 4:10 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Astrology really has been a life-saver to me. Not literally, but it's really gotten me into my own head and accepting things. All the contradictions I used to carry with me finally got names, and it's made things infinitely easier for me to deal with. [Similar to how my panic attacks stopped the moment I learned what they are.]

I have latched on to patience with myself, especially after [casually] reading [while in a bookstore] some book on Jupiter through the signs. It claimed that you become the most lucky or fortunate when acting out the sign your Jupiter is in. My Jupiter is in Capricorn, so my reward is in taking the long, drawn out, carefully-planned route. So I accept that I have to be patient, and I'm working on greater diligence and planning. I have witnessed in the past the wonders I can accomplish through this kind of methodical, thought-out process when I really set my mind to it. Part of my problem in modern life is that I keep myself distracted too often instead of allowing the other things I'm interested in their share of my mind's concentration.

22/3/07 4:14 AM  
Blogger jm said...

More inspiration.

All the contradictions I used to carry with me finally got names, and it's made things infinitely easier for me to deal with.

Another great way of putting it.

Part of my problem in modern life is that I keep myself distracted too often instead of allowing the other things I'm interested in their share of my mind's concentration.

Ooooh boy. You and me both. Whoa.

My Jupiter is in Sagittarius and probably my luck will come just being out with the crowd in a true way.

I have witnessed in the past the wonders I can accomplish through this kind of methodical, thought-out process when I really set my mind to it.

This is in the cards for me as Pluto in Capricorn reworks my life toward wordly achievement. I love hearing these things from you. No panic, just step by step, with confidence in the process. I'm impressed with all of this. Very much so.

22/3/07 4:24 AM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Well, you are a very encouraging listener. :) Means a lot to be able to express these things sometimes.

I think I should go to bed now. I have to go sign up at another temp agency tomorrow. Have a good night/day!

22/3/07 4:31 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Good night acousticgod. Thank you so so so much. You are a joy!

22/3/07 4:33 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

Astrology really has been a life-saver to me. [...] All the contradictions I used to carry with me finally got names, and it's made things infinitely easier for me to deal with.

Ditto.

22/3/07 2:14 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

It claimed that you become the most lucky or fortunate when acting out the sign your Jupiter is in.

Using Placidus houses, my Jupiter is smack on the cusp of Scorpio and Sadge, straddling my MC.

I'm gonna give it some thought in light of what you (or that book) are saying, ac-god...

Any insights, anyone?

22/3/07 2:19 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I had a long relationship with a Jupiter on the MC. Will be back on this. It's important in the chart.

22/3/07 2:53 PM  
Anonymous AcousticGod said...

When have you felt best about yourself? When you've acted Sagittarian, or when you've been acting Scorpionic?

22/3/07 6:46 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

When have you felt best about yourself? When you've acted Sagittarian, or when you've been acting Scorpionic?

Wow. This is a potent question.

I knew the answer right away. But then I waffled. And then I knew: no: my first instinct/response was correct. But I ~have~ been fighting both all my life, I see it now that you ask me this question.

Both are me: but acting Sadge ALWAYS gets me into heaps of trouble. Scorp doesn't.

Wow. I need to think about this some more. It ties in with something else I'm working on...

Thanks for this 'opening', a-g!! Thanks a whole lot!!!

xoxoxo

22/3/07 8:19 PM  
Blogger AcousticGod said...

Sure!

22/3/07 9:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

He's good, isn't he, jane?

22/3/07 11:08 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

It's amazing what one question, or one insight, from a mind that works differently than ours, from a soul that has a configuration and a history, hence eyes, different than ours, can unleash.

I love swimming in a group of people who do that for each other.

22/3/07 11:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Aquarius Rising forever.

22/3/07 11:34 PM  
Anonymous chrisp said...

ah, you...
i've been away for as few days...thank you for foods of thought. I can't wait til time clears and I am able to repsond. In the meantime, thanks for inspiration and I hope I've provided the same. Your words are meaningful.
good night!

23/3/07 3:25 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Chrispi!!!

There you are!

23/3/07 3:44 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I mean HERE you are!

23/3/07 3:44 AM  
Anonymous chrispito said...

Hi. I've been away for a few days hanging with family. I went to a Salvation Army near where my folks live and found a 1960s postcard of a Sequoia tree in California. So, I was thinking of you all!!
I'm interested in hearing more about what acting as your Jupiter and luck. My Jupiter is in Gemini, and I definately enjoy myself a heck of a lot hanging with my Gemini friends and 'seeing the world' as they do.
Perhaps it feeds the grand fire trine?

24/3/07 1:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jupiter in Gemini. Reward through communicating and hanging out a with these friends. Lightheartedness. Sometimes hard to get out with a reclusive Sun in the 4th house, but worth it.

It does feed the trine. I have Jupiter in my grand fire trine. Expansion, and not brooding too much is advised.

24/3/07 3:18 PM  
Anonymous christpito said...

Ah, Jm! You are so wise! I like especially thinking of the 5th house in these times, as Juptier is in my 5th...just came back from hanging with my 3 year old niece who has a stellium in the 5th house...she's such a blast to be around!
any thoughts of this house of stellium??

25/3/07 4:06 AM  

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