episode 82: meditation notes - advice to my younger self on how to listen

"Time traveling Triangulation" . What were my aspirations as a young person, up against the realizations and experiences I have today, after 30 years of practice. As often happens, with reference to Messiaen as a case study.

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episode 81: poems about trains ( The Cockney's trip to Brummagem)

A rollicking romp.  The honor of Birmingham is at stake in this poem.  But shared nobility of character will prevail, have no fear.    This episode is a two-fer:   as well as the poem itself, you get a singalong of a song referenced in one of  the stanzas ( The Warwickshire Lads, if that sounds enticing).  

 

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I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here   if you want to read along.  Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains

Today's poem The Cockney's trip to Brummagem 

also:  The Warwickshire Lads


episode 78: Taylor Swift , London Boy ( and Ted Hughes, William Blake)

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Scansion and imagery in Taylor Swift's song 'London Boy'.  There are several references in the show today;

1. visualization of the scansion and metrical accents.  Here's that table:

 

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2

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so

please

show me

hack-

ney

doesn’t

have to

be

louis

V

up on

bond

street

 

just wanna bee-ee with you

   

 

stick with

me

I'm your

queen

like a

tenne

see

stella

ma

cart

ney

on the

heath

 

just wanna bee-ee with you

 

2. Map of all the places mentioned in 'London Boy'

Taylor Swift London Boy map

 

 

 

 

 


episode 77: poems about trains - the railway whistle

This poem inspired me to talk about how automation *should* lead to leisure...a hot Keynesian topic.   I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here   if you want to read along.  Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains

Today's poem The Railway Whistle

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episode 74: poems about trains - wordsworth "a just disdain"

I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here   if you want to read along.  Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains

Today's poem A Just Disdain by William Wordsworth

 

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