Monday, April 6, 2009

Bullfrogs: Ethnographic, Musical Composition, "A Religious History of the American People," Song

Ethnographic, musical composition ... opus ... octopi ...

A friend characterized my Harbin ethnography, which I'm writing presently, as an opus recently. I hadn't thought of it as a musical composition.


... Add language and singing to

"Ponderosa Pine: Playing Your Mind Like A Musical Instrument"



I wonder how we might let Sydney Ahlstrom's book "A Religious History of the American People" (Yale 1974, 2nd ed.) reshape some of the tensions in the fabric of American, cultural, religious life, where religion as identity, tribalism, and as inclusive and exclusive processes, creates fractiousness.


Here is some music I listened to, and played some - a lot - in the 1970s:

Songs of the 60s (book)

Hair - The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (LP - record)

Godspell (LP - record)

Jesus Christ Superstar (LP - record)

Fireside Book of Folksongs (book)

J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and a lot of other music by Bach

The Grateful Dead

Neil Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Peter, Paul and Mary

Pete Seeger

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - Eric Clapton





a lot of music from the 60s

How does such a milieu as the 1960s and early 1970s, with the language in this media above, and more widely in society, influence people?


The "relaxation response" emerges from this time, as well.

MMmmm ... :)

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