My Blakean Muse

Rouze up, O Young Men of the New Age! set your foreheads against the ignorant Hirelings! For we have Hirelings in the Camp, the Court & the University, who would, if they could, for ever depress Mental & prolong Corporeal War. William Blake, Preface to Milton I have had some insight into a revision I…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Dreaming as a Musical Practice

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Today’s entry by Lys Guillorn, singer-songwriter and all around great gal, can be found at her website. Here’s a taste: I trust my dreams to reveal aspects of reality that I can’t access in waking life. The shuffle of influences,…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Rebirth of the Beast

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Here’s today’s entry by Sturm Hawke: Rebirth of the Beast  It awoke with a start. Light streaming into familiar and yet unfamiliar surroundings. It knew this place, and yet it seemed… different. Reflexively, it curled up for protection, and comfortingly felt…

Ione’s Dream Festival: Hypnosis

The SpeakEasy dames are hosting Ione’s Dream Festival this week: check it out on Facebook. Here’s today’s entry by Adele Wearing, the feral leader of Fox Spirit Books. I love hypnosis. Like really love it. It’s about the only way I have to relax without being fast asleep. I mean ok I do occasionally fall…

Ione’s Dream Festival & The SpeakEasy

The SpeakEasy dames are guest hosting this week of Ione’s Dream Festival. We hope to spark ideas and discussions around dreams and the power they have in our lives. To kick things off, I offer this meditation for thinking and listening in honour of Ione’s late partner, the wonderful Pauline Oliveros, because I conceived of…

Happy Hogmanay!

Here’s my year-end wrap-up, mostly so I don’t skate over accomplishments: it’s easy to feel like you haven’t done much when you don’t keep track. Of course there are things not on this list because they haven’t come out yet (Hire Idiots, Mangled, My Wandering Uterus) or because they don’t have tangible results (e.g. application…