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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.

Holy Flute v. Holy Diver: an Iconographical Tribute

By | 2017-10-14T22:30:22+00:00 October 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 | 2017-09-27T23:20:25+00:00 September 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 [...]

Have a Very Ronnie Christmas!

By | 2016-12-23T18:40:02+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 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 [...]

Black People I Love

By | 2016-09-10T22:53:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

Solé "Skin Deep" debut album 1999 As musicians, we tend to judge another musician based on how much they've practiced, how creative they are, and how pleasant to be around they are, and most other attributes fall away to a distance, including but not limited to skin color, economic background, cultural heritage, and aesthetic sensibilities, [...]

Hardcore Dedication is Not a “Luxury”

By | 2015-09-23T19:13:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics|

Andrea Dezsö: Heart Embroidery www.andreadezso.com Today I got an article in my inbox from Derek Sivers--founder of CD Baby and general entrepreneurial, light-seeking , Gen-X musician-business-guidance-semi-guru--which you can read here. I liked what he said, and have been recently honing, consolidating, and focusing to a great extent myself, so the timing was nice.  This idea [...]

Dio Days 2015

By | 2015-06-28T01:48:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|Categories: Armchair Metaphysics, Respirational Arts, Sabbath Sutras|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BEFORE - the sum total of my Dio library before Dio Days 2015 AFTER - The expanded DIO library after Dio Days 2015 DIO - Lord of Roar secret compilation click here Ronnie James Dio is one of the legends of rock.  Actually, he is a legend of metal, hard rock and [...]