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Something Like #14: Water

11 June 2020

Protestor bail funds and support networks

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Anti-racism texts

Help for Beverly & Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland

 

Water Devil

By Jamall May

 

Spout of a leaf,

listen out for the screams

of your relentless audience:

the applause of a waterfall

in the distance,

a hurricane looting

a Miami shopping mall.

How careful you are

with the rain-cradling

curve of your back.

Near your forest,

all are ready to swim

and happy to drown

in me: this lake of fire

that moats the edges.

From my mouth,

they come to peel the flames

and drink their slick throats

into the most silent

of ashes.

 

In this episode of Something Like we swim in water water, everywhere (but not a drop to drink?), from 300m deep in the middle of the Salish Sea to 13,821,480,454 miles from earth (and counting). The Pacific, protest, crying, and grandmothers abound. An episode on sweat surely to come.

As always, intro music is provided by Roger 3000

Background music for this episode comes thanks to Barry Truax’s Island (2001) and Roland Hanneman’s Mystic Sea (2011)

Playlist

Bitsy Knox - Field Recording on Little Trib Beach, Hornby Island, November 2019
Baka Children - Water Drum (excerpt) - Lullabies & Children's Songs (1972)
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Something Blue - Soundscape 1: Surround (1986)
Jon Hassell - Toucan Ocean - Vernal Equinox (1977)
Bruce Lee - Be Water My Friend
Emily A. Sprague - Water Memory Poem - Water Memory/Mount Vision (2019)
Guan Pinghu - Luishui (流水 / Streams / Flowing Water) - Ancient Classics of Qin Han and Wei Dynasties (1998 issue)
Robert Haigh - The Secret Life of Waves - Creatures of the Deep (2017)
Hildegard Westerkamp - Kits Beach Sound Walk (excerpt) - Transformations (1996)
Ana Roxanne - It's a Rainy Day on the Cosmic Shore - ~​~​~ (2019)
Southern Resident Killer Whales L-Pod in the Salish Sea - Ocean Networks Canada (October 3, 2011)
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song - Rock Bottom (1974)
Deux Filles - Drinking at the Stream - Silence & Wisdom (1982)
Talking Rain - Susan Frykberg & Hildegard Westerkamp - Harangue 1 (1998)
Kath Bloom & Loren Mazzacane Connors - How It Rains - Restless, Faithful, Desperate (1984)
Bitsy Knox - Field Recording of rain on Hornby Island, October 2019
Beverly Glenn Copeland - Erzili - Beverly Glenn Copeland (1970)
Alice Coltrane & Carlos Santana - Angel of Air / Angel of Water - Illuminations (1974)
Leo Svirsky - River Without Banks - River Without Banks (2019)
Nina Simone - Take Me To The Water - High Priestess of Soul (1968)
Doreen Day - Nibi / Water Song - (Thanks to) Mother Earth Water Walk
Fat Chants - When The Rivers Are Hot (1980)

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