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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
This show is currently being produced on a regular basis, and can be heard on the Peach City Radio stream at the following dates & times:
Saturdays @ 1100h
Mondays @ 2000h
New episodes of this show are scheduled to be posted to the archive Tuesdays @ 0600h.
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- Querencia. Our Safe Space, Part 3 Posted: June 12, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
Lots today for writers.
Querencia comes from the verb 'querer'----which means to desire and to want. How does that connect to the 'safe place' or 'home' definition of querencia?
I quote writer Georgia Heard and her book "Writing Towards Home". She says "in order to feel at home we have to be writing". I play a couple songs as illustrations--of how our songs and stories create a greater sense of identity.
This week you'll hesr about different people's 'querencia'----and how it gives them strength.
More about Querencia--often described as a place of 'belonging'. Some great music...some songs are just fun, others go deeper. But you can hear Pete Seeger calling me a 'damn fool' for attempting to define folk music, as I go back to a 1972 interview I did with him when he played in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Also I talk about cohousing....where you can "find your tribe".
Today....starting a four part series inspired by a bullfighting term....Querencia. Its where the bull finds its power or its 'safe place'. Songs about home, refuge,nsanctuary, and groundedness. And speaking of 'home': lots of Canadian artists.
Episode 136 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 6, More Joy and More Conflict Posted: April 3, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
Over the past 5 weeks I've been playing music celebrating the 'joy' of conflict. Today....songs left over spanning most of the subtopics: disparate elements coming together, collaboration, other forms of conflict resolution, etc. Even one song where significance and insignificance come together.
Episode 135 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 5, Collaboration Tools Posted: March 27, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.8 Mb - playsheet -
One of the most powerful ways to deal with conflict is through collaboration. We have to first be aware of the 'cost' of not working it out----and if that outweighs the cost of deciding to empathize and negotiate with, and be 'curious' about the person with whom we have conflict, then probably collaboration is the best model. I play songs illustrating these tools---by Harry Belafonte, Beatles, Alanis Morrissette, Jack Johnson, Paul Thorn, David Campbell, Fraser and Debolt, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Cab Calloway, Common Deer, and Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq.
Episode 134 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 4, A Model for Conflict Resolution Posted: March 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
The 'Collaborative Model' of conflict resolution talks about five different ways of dealing with conflict: avoiding, compromising, accommodating, collaborating, and competing. Here I play songs illustrating each one. You'll hear The Fast Romantics, Dory Previn, Tyler Farr, Katie Lee, Maroon 5, John Prine, Jesse Winchester, Rolling Stones, Nancy White, Our Lady Peace, Gord Downie, Joe South, and Wilbert Harrison.
A lot of conflicts relate to a conflict in values. And so often positive values become defined by what they are not. So thinking about the 'opposite' of things we value is pretty important to reinforce our own values. Here I play songs by Dory Previn off her very hard to find Planet Blue album, plus some Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Catherine Irwin, Brandon Isaak, The Fast Romantics, U2, Eugene McDaniels & Terry Silverlight, Matthew White, Peggy Lee, and Bob Dorough. And I also talk about the Second Noble Truth of Buddhism.
Episode 132 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 2, Conflict Resolution Posted: March 6, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.2 Mb - playsheet -
Ways we either resolve conflicts or refuse to resolve them. Songs by Paul Hyde, Fred Eaglesmith,Rosalie Allen, David Essig, Passengers (U2), Bobby Bare, Tim Buckley, Betty Chaba, The Czars, Whitehorse, Pink Floyd, and Phil Roy.
Episode 131 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 1:Disparate Elements Coming Together Posted: February 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
Musical Therapy is back with at least 6 upcoming episodes on The Joy of Conflict. (And sometimes not so joyful).
Conflict is two disparate or seemingly contradictory elements coming together. And somehow the two elements have to eventually get along in some form or another or separate. Sometimes one kills off the other, and sometimes they decide to live within a continuing battle.
Here are some songs that depict this kind of conflict. Includes The Darylectones, Father John Misty, the McGarrigles, The Hold Steady, Lee Wiley, DJ Food with Ken Nordine, Pearls Before Swine, A Tribe Called Red, The Villagers, Van Dyke Parks with Claire & The Reasons, Leonard Cohen, Tony Kosinec, and The Republic Tigers.
All this in only an hour!
Episode 130 - New Acquisitions, Part 5, More Jazz lp's and cd's. Posted: September 5, 2017 - 58 minutes - 56.4 Mb -
The last Musical Therapy program before I take a few months break. Finishing up listening to those new jazz acquisitions, all a part of my own 'musical vacation'. You'll hear John McLaughlin with Penticton/Peachland resident Stu Goldberg, George Benson playing Take 5, Bob Dorough with Phil Woods and guests, Louis Armstrong in the role of European 'ambassador', Big Miller (a Kansas city 'shouter' who lived the last part of his life in Edmonton, Alberta), Woody Herman, Jeri Adams, Jane Bunnett, Bill Coon & Ron Peters, Buddy DeFranco & Dave McKenna, finishing with more from bassist Sam Jones and his 12 piece band...with tenor saxophonist Harold Vick.