Yes I am feelin’ ohhhh so good, I am talkin’ about James Brown good; I am talkin’ about fallin’ in Love good; I am talkin’ about Kale salad fresh or RawVeganista recipe page good: I am feelin’ as fresh as Loup De Mer’s beats and so stoked to be alive kind of good! Usually I reserve my Sunday evenings for a weekly communal gathering in Highland Park but after yesterday’s Flea Market @ Pasadena Community College, I opted for an amazing and well deserved rest. Today is kind of special (whether you know it or not; or choose to acknowledge each day’s specialness is different), but yes today is a special day for me. Today I celebrate Me, if you’d like to contribute to that celebration, give yourself a hug, use the good sheets, call that special someone, or as Joseph Campbell once said “find your bliss.”
Today I acknowledge my passions for writing, gardening, good dance music, and poetry.
According to the Googlemonster, today is the 60th anniversary of the UFO sightings at Roswell, New Mexico. This bit of information prompt me to turn around and ask “well, what else has happened on the 8th of July that has historical, cultural, and global relevance?” And after a few quick searches, I picked a few of my favorites from what I found in my search:
1621: Jean de La Fontaine, poet and author (Fables), is born
1822: 29-year old poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns while sailing in Italy.
1860: The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts
1891: 61°F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila
1889: Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1907: Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies’ on NY Theater roof
1918:Ernest Hemingway is wounded in Italy while working as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross
1943: Faye Wattleton, women’s rights advocate.
1972: US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
1982: “7 Brides for 7 Brothers opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs
[The results included in this list are a compilation of dates that I found on History.net, HistoryOrb.com, and the NY Times’ “On this Day”]
Poem of the Day
“The Birth Of Pleasure” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
At the creation of the Earth
Pleasure, that divinest birth,
From the soil of Heaven did rise,
Wrapped in sweet wild melodies —
Like an exhalation wreathing
To the sound of air low-breathing
Through Aeolian pines,
which make A shade and shelter to the lake
Whence it rises soft and slow;
Her life-breathing [limbs] did flow
In the harmony divine
Of an ever-lengthening line
Which enwrapped her perfect form
With a beauty clear and warm.
The Lyrics and Shorter Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley Copyright 1907, reprinted 1913 London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co.
- Things are moving right along, with my book “Earhikana Soultonix, I am down to the last 30 pages of editing, and right after that I will be putting the final touches on formatting.
- This Wednesday Loup De Mer will be spinning at LA CITA, in Downtown Los Angeles, I will on assignment reviewing the venue.
- The North East LA Artwalk will be happening this SATURDAY July 13th, I will be vending various art pieces @ 5133 York BLVD.
- Next Monday July 15th I will be co-hosting the show Divine Love Talk with Vanessa Benjamin and we will be having a discussion with Ann-Marie Deherrera about education, the topic of the show will be “Sage on the Stage: The War Within The Education Industrial Complex”
- A Series of open mics will begin at the HEALING AND AWARENESS HOUSE in Highland park, this Wednesday will mark the beginning of a monthly open mic series. 8pm @ 5133 York Blvd.
- The band Hierosonic will be playing a series of concerts in the Los Angeles Areas at the end of this month. Learn more where they’ll be HERE or simply check out their website.