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SUNDAY MIXES – BIRDS

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,–
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings–
I know why the caged bird sings!

Sympathy – Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872 – 1906)

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers – Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

When April bends above me
And finds me fast asleep,
Dust need not keep the secret
A live heart died to keep.

When April tells the thrushes,
The meadow-larks will know,
And pipe the three words lightly
To all the winds that blow.

Above his roof the swallows,
In notes like far-blown rain,
Will tell the little sparrow
Beside his window-pane.

O sparrow, little sparrow,
When I am fast asleep,
Then tell my love the secret
That I have died to keep

I Love You – Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933)

Do you ask what the birds say? The Sparrow, the Dove,
The Linnet and Thrush say, “I love and I love!”
In the winter they’re silent—the wind is so strong;
What it says, I don’t know, but it sings a loud song.
But green leaves, and blossoms, and sunny warm weather,
And singing, and loving—all come back together.
But the Lark is so brimful of gladness and love,
The green fields below him, the blue sky above,
That he sings, and he sings; and for ever sings he—
“I love my Love, and my Love loves me!”

Answer to a Child’s Question – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1884) 

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WORLD LISTENING DAY 2015

Today is World Listening Day and the focus this year is H20. Below is a wonderful post from World Listener in Japan and here is Feminatronics’ homage to Water.

FEMINATRONIC SUNDAY MIX – IN PRAISE OF TREES

Each week I have a Sunday Mix on Twitter and thought I would reproduce them here.

For the next couple of weeks the Sunday Mix is going to be loosely based on American Poetry Month and this week as it was a beautiful Easter Day here the mix is in praise of Trees.

WEB FOCUS – SEQUENCES ELECTRONIC MUSIC

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As the Sequences Team says –

Sequences is devoted to many aspects of electronic sounds, but don’t think our world is on the pop side, meaning Techno, Hip Hop, or dance kind of stuff. No! we are fans whose love of electronics takes us into another world were the musicians take the boundaries of these special sounds to new heights. We are talking cosmic, experimental, synth rock, space rock, ambient and more which never get the airplay or media attention it deserves.

Sequences has been established since 1992, although our editorial team have had a wealth of experience in the field of electronics for the past 45 years, from the early years of Stockhausen’s avant garde noises through to the pioneering days of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze. Although today there are many clones who take their music from these artists, there are still are some creative musicians about who are not given the credit they deserve. Our aim is to give them more exposure in a music scene dominated by pretty faces and big bucks.

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Here you will find the Sequences Electronic Music Podcasts. A wealth of wonderful electronic music, including these –

This is the Podcast that spurred me to create Feminatronic, so without Sequences this site may never have existed.

This is the latest podcast, including music from Xelomen and Soundician.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY