Move with The Surf


Oh Dawn

My Starlit Dawn

With you in my life

I’m free, free to shine

Shine so bright

Shine on me

And make me fried

into smoke

I fly away

I get so high

I’ma cloud in the sky

And you always

Shine through me

With you in my life

I’m free

I’m free

Positive & Negative Energy

Here is a thought I just had. Positive & Negative energy are just two different forms of energy. One is not always good and one is not always bad. Both forms of positive and negative energy can be either good or bad. -Fried Man’s Frieday epiphany.

I am usually a person that gravitates towards negative energy and I alwahys wondered why sad and dark sounding sounds would make me feel better while bright and happy music and art would annoy me or make me feel irratated. I probably just lean more towards the negative side when it comes to energy, it does not mean that it is bad however. I consider myself happy and content and enjoy the ups and downs of life.

Some people abuse positive energy and use it in a harmful manner where someone like me can take negative energy and use it for good.

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The Navaho song that inspired me to chant on my song “Where Did You Powow Last Night.”

The Navaho song that inspired me to chant on my song “Where Did You Powow Last Night.” Happens to be a female song, how fitting. From the album of, “Music of the American Indian Navaho From The Archive Of Folk Culture Recorded and Edited by Willard Rhodes.

The cd came with a booklet pictured in the video with descriptions of the songs. Here is the description of the song that inspired me. It is called simply “Women’s Song” (B1):

In most Indian societies the making of music is prerogative of the men, but this does prevent the women from singing along with the men in social songs. The first four songs on side B of this recording are sung solely by women for their own pleasure and enjoyment. “Women’s Song,” the first such selection, names a school by a mountain which the singer cannot forget. It is with longing for the school that she walks about in her lonesomeness. The singers say the tune is old and was sung before going on a raid. Crazy Woman, leader of the raid on Oraibi, and the first woman raid leader, is reported to have sung this song. The leader of the group said the original words of the song were “the canyon belongs to the one who has it.” The song is in Circle Dance style as defined by McAllester in his monograph, ‘Enemy Way Music.’

-I simply liked the melody and that women were singing it. The song I chanted on is below.