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"Well babies, don't you panic." ~ Dr. Frank N. Furter

“I'm not panicking, just give me my bloody tea!” ~ Arthur Dent

"... facing the full catastrophe means finding and coming to terms with what is most human in ourselves. “Catastrophe” here does not mean disaster. Rather it means the poignant enormity of our life experience. It includes crises and disasters but also all the little things that go wrong and that add up. The phrase reminds us that life is always in flux, that everything we think is permanent is actually only temporary and constantly changing." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

See here, daily, for an ongoing Full Catastrophe stream of resources and inspirations for living in these times (of coronavirus, economic uncertainty, relative social isolation and carrying on while caring for ourselves and each other)...



==~   2020-05-17

Small Inspiration

This is a small story about a small person doing something from the heart.

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  https://patch.com/colorado/boulder/selfless-kind-generous-12-year-old-boulder-hero
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  Ara T. Howard
==~   2020-04-23

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I'm an American and you're embarrassing me.

I've been chatting with my cousin Vic, who lives in Philly, which has been hit hard by COVID-19, and he sent me a track his friend and neighbor made. Guessing many will identify with it ;-/

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nv4_BZLytk&feature=youtu.be
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  Ara T. Howard
==~   2020-04-21

Meow Wolf Quarantine Reading List

When the Senior Narrative Director for Meow Wolf shares a reading list, the collection is invariably eclectic, immersive and deliciously imaginative. From Jemison to Mukakami, and Lethem to Marquez, there's something here for everyone. Aid and abet your QQT (quality quarantine time) with guidance from this list (and/or from the Meow Wolf movie list: https://meowwolf.com/articles/lucius-seligs-long-lost-list-of-essential-movies)

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  https://meowwolf.com/articles/stories-to-bend-your-mind-what-meow-wolf-writers-are-reading
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  Corey Kohn
==~   2020-04-16

A one-hour escape (Ukraine ethno chaos-style)

Ukraine ethno chaos group Dakhabrakha are IMNSHO one of the best bands going these days. Fully in sync and endlessly creative, they are as melodic, harmonious (polyphonic, even), playful and tight.

Oregon's Pickathon is airing a concert a day from their archives, and Dakhabrakha's set ran yesterday. It was one solid hour of escapism. No raging plague, no crashing economy, no isolation - just a deeply talented band reaching across language and other borders to connect with their audience.

Notice how, at first, the crowd reaction is kinda "WTF IS this?" but by the end they're totally under Dakhabrakha's spell, all one, sharing the same remarkable moment. Reminds me of how much I miss live music.

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvQZayKyT4
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  Joel Davis
==~   2020-04-16

Local Boulder Cross Country Skiing

Normaly I don't share all the secret nordic skiing spots around Boulder County, but these are special times and people need nature like never before.

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  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EvWqlkuTl-IdtnzGpapLOMPU8JPNSZsezv-AYK0n2kA/edit?usp=sharing
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  Ara T. Howard
==~   2020-04-13

Pandemic of Love

Need help? Have help to offer? Connect here...

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  https://www.pandemicoflove.com/
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  Corey Kohn
==~   2020-04-13

The Masking Tape

This set was originally created as part of an Afternoon Sound Alternative I did back in February on KGNU. It's barely pre-corona; the wave hadn't hit yet but it was in the air. Feels like the right mood in this time of virus: overall optimism in the face of a medical/political slowpocalypse.

Featuring music by: Hector Plimmer, Dizzyride, Yppah, The Heliocentrics, Solo Moderna, Childish Gambino (remixed by Funk Sinatra), Phil Cook, Jimi Hendrix (via Michmach vs Dj Tomahawk), The Lewis Express

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

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  https://www.mixcloud.com/TheVibrarian/the-masking-tape/
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  Joel Davis
==~   2020-04-10

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A little perspective will make you feel less alone and cooped up

It's ok to slow down and be with your family. Maybe it's even really really good.

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2AYafET68
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  Ara T. Howard
==~   2020-04-09

The hypnotic comfort of Numa Gama

I bought this album on Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago (Ok, I've bought a lot of music on BC during this lockdown) and can't stop listening to it (nor do I want to). A breadth of textures here; each song has its own feel, but they fit together like a nitrile glove. Numa Gama is a dynamite new discovery (for me, anyway). They split their time between Berlin and SE Brasil. Downtempo hypnotic electroacoustic trance from Numa Gama, Perfect for evening chilling, late night staring at the moon and defusing peak freakout moments.

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  https://album.link/us/i/1501868682
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  Joel Davis
==~   2020-04-07

Totally NOT Freaking Out

This mixtape was Selected, Sequenced, Mixed and Photochopped by dojo4 Resident DJ Joel Davis aka The Vibrarian

I mean, seriously...what is there to freak out about? Right?

Featuring music from: The Black Wizards, Memes, X, Aksak Maboul, Aphex Twin, Juana Molina, ELWD, Kaytranada, Talking Heads, Leifur James, Kamasi Washington, Skinshape, Lee Perry & The Upsetters, Emanative (feat. Tamar Collocutor), SOOHAN, The Space Lady, Mary Lattimore

Enjoy, and thanks for listening -- and wash your hands, y'all.

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  https://www.mixcloud.com/TheVibrarian/totally-not-freaking-out/
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  Joel Davis