Armchair Metaphysics

/Armchair Metaphysics

theories, practices and experiences of the mystical, elusively resonant, practical and unknowable.
a fixation on Suchness, the Invisible and Deep Paradox: sometimes for seemingly goalless diversion, and sometimes as an essential ingredient in the continuous attempt at sustained, good mental health.

Let Me Waste Your Time For You

By |2018-05-27T21:10:52+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

Everyone has problems: I get that.  Sometimes it seems that for every good thing that happens, four more crappy ones follow close behind.  And often it seems that the "world" has been working against us all along: that much of our time has actually been a waste of time. Let me explain. Italics and bold-type truly [...]

Blues? What do you mean “blues”?

By |2018-01-04T01:46:42+00:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

As briefly as possible on this very deep and rich topic: listen up to Son House and Cedell Davis.  If you can dig what they are up to, then we can illuminate a key ingredient that I fervently endeavor to bring into the world of bamboo shakuhachi and woodwind performance.  It's why [...]

50 Years of The Inflated Tear

By |2017-11-28T02:56:15+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

One of the deepest and brightest Woodwind Wizards of the 20th century recorded his seminal album, The Inflated Tear, for Atlantic Records 50 years ago today in New York City.  It includes his elegy for himself "Black and Crazy Blues" and his rendition of "Creole Love Call" as a soulful heartfelt tribute to Duke [...]

Holy Flute v. Holy Diver: an Iconographical Tribute

By |2018-01-04T01:55:20+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|

At the great risk of angering testosterone-riddled (or, deprived?) metal fans everywhere and for all time, I decided to make the bold choice of titling--and deriving the artwork for--my "heavy metal bamboo album" directly after one of the iconic power-metal albums from the early 80's, Dio's Holy Diver.  This was the zenith of this brand of "power [...]

Musiconomics in the 21st Century

By |2017-12-14T02:23:02+00:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

A dark but brief overview, a solution born of grace, and a need for donations/philanthropy. (This began as a simple update to my Contact/Donations page for the new website--going LIVE on 10/1!!--but clearly I have some things on, or in, my mind...) Lodged at the shadowy intersection of The Arts, Entertainment, Education and "Other," the current [...]

Have a Very Ronnie Christmas!

By |2016-12-23T18:40:02+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

  My ongoing infatuation with Ronnie James Dio is no secret. His golden roar and dedication to creative, expressive music for half-a-century has permeated my career mindset and my creative output, for instance my upcoming album Holy Flute.  I keep uncovering new treasures and revisiting old ones with renewed appreciation.  Shame on the Night: Discovering the Inner [...]

Digital Witchery

By |2016-09-10T20:24:18+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

It is time for me to share with the select few of you who will read this a small and amusing secret that 3.5 million people don't realize. The secret is: the owner of this YouTube channel somehow found a picture of me playing inside an art project in San Francisco in 2010 and posted it [...]