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This track, recorded with the heavenly, if short-lived, Bards of Now, was inspired by writings of the 14th Century Rhine mystic Meister Ekhart. I was doing my Masters at the Oakland Naropa Institute under the tutelage of defrocked priest Matthew Fox at the time. I haven't much truck with religion, but I dig the mystics. The combination of the Medieval Saz (a strummed zither-type instrument) and the Moroccan 3-stringed bass (the Gmbiri) perfectly combined to realize a vision of what a rock band from the middle ages might sound like.


Into the sea
All rivers go
And still the sea will never overflow
Onto their destiny
The rivers go
To the sea
To the sea
To the measureless sea


from The Bards of Now, San Rafael, CA 2002, track released June 30, 2003
Tim Rayborn - Saz
Vir McCoy - Gmbiri
Troy Lush - percussion and engineering
recorded at The Shack, San Rafael, California, 2002




Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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