Meditating on Hardcore, Electro, Mingus, & Home-Apothecary Tea

Written by on November 14, 2022

After this last week’s show a friend of mine said, “So you have gone from Kraftwerk to Jazz?”

From Florian Schneider to Eric Burdon to Mingus (to Jacob Bannon) …its has always been alright.*

The same decade Florian Schneider was finding auto-binary based sound making Charles Mingus was perfecting dissonance with Eric Dolphy.

What attracts anyone to the music they listen to or make?

It seems different times of our lives command different sounds.

Better yet–who can handle the intricacies of life explored in their minds without music?

Isn’t this cause the same?

The same thing that soothes the hardcore angst being the same thing that Mingus and other jazz greats magnetize death notes to create, too….with their dissonance–in search of the same possible auditory utopia?

Aligning with the inner chaos (Mingus, you mad man), in the most perfect ways is what music is and does.

Oh soothing mirror–let me walk through .

(Run. In.)

And yet, the only thing missing on this thought is:

(satire starts now.)

Where is the meditation class where one can  listen to hardcore, Kraftwerk—and Mingus?

I would attend that meditation class. Converge and Mingus smashing my face into the yoga mat.

…..OHM…..(consonant bell, dissonant chord and drums, gated reverb, consonant bell, dissonant chord and drums, gated reverb, repeat)

…”You cut me open/But I won’t let you find/What’s under the surface/Entombed in my mind”…

….OHM…..(consonant bell, dissonant chord and drums, gated reverb, consonant bell, dissonant chord and drums, gated reverb, repeat)

Chelsea Wolfe (quote), Jacob Bannon, Florian Schneider, Eric Burdon, Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus could possibly meditate and have tea together.

And why not?

What is your unlikely mix from your shelf?

What genre clashing music masters would you love to see in the same room meditating with tea?

Insert your personal music shelf’s MOST unlikely mix here___.

And sign here ___for the next hardcore-Mingus meditation class.

Next door in 27B is your salvation.

(ok, satire stops now.)

We also have tea…

because it’s all the same…Meditation.

 

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In homage of the last 2 weeks of playing Charles Mingus on Lolli’s Lifesaver: Jazz Bass In your Head,

I made some home-apothecary tea.

Here are two original tea recipes I concocted while hardcore meditating with Mingus

(and Converge, and Kraftwerk, and Eric Burdon) this week. Consider them open source tea recipes.

 

Mingus Dissonant Chai 

10ml whole cardamom

30ml dried lemon balm leaf

10ml whole dried chamomile

20ml rooibos

5ml whole allspice

5ml whole anise seed

Steep 8 minutes

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Dolphy Meditation Chamomile

15ml whole allspice

80ml whole dried chamomile

20ml  whole anise seed

15ml whole peppercorn

Steep 6 minutes

 

 

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past show: Nov 13

#3   Charles Mingus  1957-1970

Note: The last 27 minute song called, “Playing with Mingus” is also noted as “Praying with Mingus” but Mingus himself at the start of the song says he calls this “Meditation”.

Despite all these titles, its not your typically-meditative sounds and words (“get wire cutters before they gun us down in the Southern concentration camp”).

But this is the point for the titles, clearly. The message is: We write the rules when we make music.

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UPCOMING shows:

 

Nov 20

The Jazz and Orchestral Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack Choices of his last 9 films.

with DJ Lollipop

on

Lolli’s Lifesaver: Jazz Bass In Your Head

🍭🍭🍭

KPSU.ORG

3pm

SUNDAYS

🍭🍭🍭

 

Nov 27

Local PDX Howard D. talks with with DJ Lollipop about Quentin Tarantino’s recent visit to Portland  and Tarantino’s Style, his “10 films only” production limit, etc.

 

on

Lolli’s Lifesaver: Jazz Bass In Your Head

🍭🍭🍭

KPSU.ORG

3pm

SUNDAYS

**(Eric Burdons’ “I used to be an animal but I’m alright now” makes me laugh every time I hear that quote, the title of his book, and to that I say, “but Mr. Burdon, you’ve always been alright…especially when you pulled the world’s focus to look at the struggle of Black people…way back in the 60’s when we should have had the restitution we are only starting to see now.“)

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KL0zGlvsLKNRvCHND-29Xz4mGBUoFHYf/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Soundtrack & Theme Orchestra 1959
    London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted and Written by Bernard Herrman
    London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted and Written by Bernard Herrman
  • Summertime
    Charles Mingus; Danny Richmond(Drums) Hampton Hawes (Piano)
    Mingus Three [2022 Remaster]
  • Tensions
    Charles Mingus
    Blues & Roots
  • Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me - Alternate Version
    Charles Mingus
    Oh Yeah (Deluxe)
  • Memories Of You
    Charles Mingus
    Mingus Plays Piano
  • Eat That Chicken
    Charles Mingus
    Oh Yeah
  • Love Is A Dangerous Necessity - First False Start
    Charles Mingus
    Charles Mingus In Paris - The Complete America Session
  • Pithecanthropus Erectus - Rehearsal
    Charles Mingus
    Charles Mingus In Paris - The Complete America Session
  • Meditation or Playing (Praying) With Eric
    Charles Mingus
    Town Hall Concert

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