El tema central de este Blog es LA FILOSOFÍA DE LA CABAÑA y/o EL REGRESO A LA NATURALEZA o sobre la construcción de un "paradiso perduto" y encontrar un lugar en él. La experiencia de la quietud silenciosa en la contemplación y la conexión entre el corazón y la tierra. La cabaña como objeto y método de pensamiento. Una cabaña para aprender a vivir de nuevo, y como ejemplo de que otras maneras de vivir son posibles sobre la tierra.
jueves, 31 de enero de 2013
BY ANNE WALDMAN
(Anne Waldman, “Cabin” from Helping the Dreamer: Selected Poems, 1966-1988)
miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013
|Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)|
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
martes, 29 de enero de 2013
William Elliott Whitmore grew up in Lee County, Iowa, on a 160-acre farm in the southeast corner of the state, miles from the nearest town. The property has been handed down since Whitmore's Irish great-great-great-grandfather. The singer-songwriter lives on the property today behind the farmhouse, in a one-room stand-alone that he built with his own hands, with wood reclaimed from old half-burnt and dilapidated barns.
a short film done for the ANTI- record label about recording artist william elliott whitmore. a short documentary looking at william's cabin in southern iowa and it's influence on his songwriting.
lunes, 28 de enero de 2013
|Kevin McCloud built his escape-from-it-all home in the countryside from scratch|
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud tells Christopher Middleton why building a cabin in the woods for his new series was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
By Christopher Middleton
domingo, 27 de enero de 2013
Jason Tennant is grounded. He is rooted in his place with strength and dignity, not so distinct from the trees surrounding him.
Sculptor and painter Jason Tennant hunts through the woods of upstate New York for the materials and inspiration of his wild yet graceful pieces.
Duane and Sally live off the grid in Maine. Follow 201 north for about 80 miles and somewhere between the Forks and Jackman is where the couple calls home. They reside in a small cabin located in the northwest mountains and live by the motto, "Work less – live more." They enjoy a simple, rustic lifestyle, far way from power, people and the complexities of modern society.
miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013
|Vinyl LP - Sealed|
About Stray Ashes by JBM:
Despite feeling disillusioned, drained, and disconnected after an intense year of touring, Brooklyn-based recording artist Jesse Marchant, a.k.a. JBM, felt an insatiable need quietly gestating. After a much needed break, he relocated to a remote cabin in the Catskills and started the long process of writing and recording Stray Ashes, his followup to 2010's Not Even in July. Like a twilight journey through canyons, with noctilucent clouds on the horizon, these songs flow with refined grace and raw force.
Rather than starting with an acoustic guitar and vocals, Marchant experimented with drums and loops of electric guitar melodies. As the winter progressed, he continued this process until the song structures emerged. To record he relocated to a large log house next to a frozen lake inhabited by hundreds of geese in upstate New York, where he recorded everything but the vocals. He then moved to the city temporarily where he wandered the streets listening to the instrumentals and writing lyrics.
Next, John Congleton joined the project for additional recording and mixing. Congleton's contributions help to define a sonic space throughout Stray Ashes that perfectly cradles Jesse's earnest vocals, as do the additional performances of McKenzie Smith (of Midlake, Drums), and Macey Taylor (of A.A. Bondy, Bass) on several tracks, which were recorded by Congleton in his Texas studio. The gauzy sonic blanket Marchant and Congleton have created provides a foundation for the mysterious collection of songs on Stray Ashes.
We don't have to fully understand them to be moved by these shining beacons guiding us through a mellifluous fog. Propelled by Marchant's voice, songs like "Winter Ghosts" and "Keeping Up" seem to effortlessly fill the room with an addictive somber haze, while Marchant seems to implore us to return to something true and meaningful on other standouts like "Ferry" and "Only Now."