Dead Can Dance

I went to go and see DCD last night in Oakland. It was so beautiful… even though they did not play my favorite song (Cantara) it was a magical and religious experience for me. Lisa Gerrard’s voice, as always, is incredible and flawless… and Brenden Perry is nothing short of amazing. I probably could have done with a few less of Lisa’s very slow droning solos, though beautiful, were beginning to trance me out to the point of sleep at times. Her final song, The Hymn for the Fallen was, I felt, an odd choice for a final piece, but hauntingly beautiful nonetheless. For those interested, you can read a recent interview that the SF Chronicle did with here here.

I have wanted to hear them live since I first heard them on the radio several years ago. Hearing just one of their songs, (The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove) inspired Chas and I to immediately go out and buy three of their albums on the hunch that we would like most of their stuff… needless to say we were not disappointed.) I’m so glad that the three of us were able to make arrangements to get out of the house together to go and be a part of this.

To Charge or not to Charge… Witchcraft and Capitalism

This is really simply a response to a post that elfwreck made in the  community. I am posting it here because it is rather long (too long for an LJ comment), because it has been an ongoing issue in the larger Witchcraft community, and also because my answers are personal to how I teach and conduct myself. If you are so inclined, read the original post before reading my response.

Read my response…

Touch Tone Democracy

Support Gender Neutral Marriage in California

I found the following instructions in a listing on… I did it and it was incredibly easy.

1. This will take you less than 30 seconds
2. Call the California Governor: 916-445-2841
3. Push: 2 (voice your opinion on legislation)
4. Push: 1 (gender-neutral marriage bill – Senate Bill 849)
5. And push: 1 to support marriage equality

It’s that simple! 🙂