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What music conquers you?
Not talking about trying to take down a frustrated painter.
I'm talking about letting yourself be hypnotized into either action or inaction by music. I've long realized can be moved to tears or moved to action by music. I went through my last two years as a teen (diaried someplace on DKOS) without drugs, alcohol or even social interactions to guide my thoughts and actions. That was self-imposed.
Whenever I needed to bolster my confidence or steel myself against overwhelming odds (like applying for a job) I'd listen to Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries. That would always supply the requisite fearless/reckless mood. If I was over excited (heh) I'd listen to the overture from Wagner's Tannhauser. That would always supply the requisite calm and contemplative mood.
standing up for strikers
Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries I inherited from my mom. She recounted to me several times how as an adolescent she was transfixed by a performance of it at the Hollywood Bowl. So yeah, when I hear Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries I don't think about Americans obliterating Vietnamese villages or Nazis obliterating everything, I think about my mom at a too young age standing up to both uniformed police and hired thugs at factory gates. I think about everyone who ever did.
That moves me.
Does music do it for you or do you use a different...
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Three Star Kossacks & Nashville KosKats Meet-up
The Three Star Kossacks and the Nashville KosKats met Saturday, March 8th for dinner and then a show afterward to welcome Sandy on Signal to town. About 15 people attended. The organizer marykk said it was the most well attended and succesful event yet for her Kossacks. State Senate Candidate Mary Mancini attended as well as a representative from Planned Parenthood due to an upcoming amendment to the state Constitution which would allow more restrictive abortion legislation.
Here's a couple of photos:
L-R: Patrick is Lucky, sow hat, Mr. sow hat, Sandy on Signal
L-R: Mr & Mrs JKTownsend
You can join Three Star Kossacks, which includes the entire state of Tennessee, by sending a Kosmail to marykk.
Also, you can join Nashville KosKats by sending a Kosmail to ZenTrainer which is for the city of Nashville.
wink from Netrootsradio.com by KosMail to schedule airtime with them to live broadcast your Event. Wink & Justice will then promote it on The After Show radio program!
Saturday, March 15th
LAKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for shanikka!
TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: City Tavern
9739 Culver Blvd. • Culver City
ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks - Rolling out the Red Carpet for Shanikka - March 15, Culver City
1. Dave in Northridge
2. shanikka (Guest of Honor)
4. Gay CA Democrat
Former Chicagoan Now Angeleno
Saturday, March 15th
Sacramento/Central Valley Kossacks, Silicon Valley Kossacks and the SFKossacks Demonstrate at "Don't Frack California"
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: California State Capitol lawn
1315 10th St. • Sacramento
YOU CAN FIND US GATHERED AROUND OUR DAILY KOS 7 ft. BANNER
-courtesy of tmservo433.
After the protest ends we'll be heading over to a local watering hole. Meet us at KBar at 1000 K Street, a couple of short blocks north of the Capitol building.
The Don't Frack California website has also arranged for buses from all over California. Places as far away as San Diego and Los Angeles. Check out their ride board and buy a ticket STAT.
Latest diary: The California Frack Wars: Episode 3 Revenge Of The Greed
1. Anthony Page aka SecondComing
3. Dan Bacher
7. Meteor Blades
11. Glen the Plumber
Sunday, March 16th
NYC Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC
ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to RSVP
Latest diary: NYC Meetup, Sunday, March 16: Good times ahead, now with special guest!
4. belinda ridgewood
8. No Exit
9. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
10. Denise Oliver Velez
Saturday, March 29th
Houston Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
4738 Beechnut Street • Houston
ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, March 29 (plus a note on future meet-ups)
3. Libby Shaw
5. Bree Davis
7. Mary (Honorary Kossack)
8. Alan (Honorary Kossack)
Mr. Libby Shaw
Saturday, April 5th
Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: Noon - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 First Avenue South • Seattle
ORGANIZER: Send EagleOfFreedom a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks April Meeting
3. John Crapper
4. John Crapper's S.O.
6. bleeding blue
Saturday, May 3rd
DKos Asheville Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville
ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
7. GulfGal 98
8. Otteray Scribe
10. people power granny
Tuesday, May 13th
SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for LeftOfYou & Expat Okie
TIME: 11:00 AM, Early lunch!
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St. • San Francisco
ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
3. Expat Okie
4. side pocket
5. Justice Putnam
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