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October 6, 2020


Kind greetings and in hopes this finds you all continuing to breathe, and that all U.S. Citizens on this list are chomping at the bit to VOTE !


Aye!  Here again with some great news to bring & disseminate!
Four Might-full News Items and a right on Fifth P.S.


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VISION FESTIVAL SPECIAL EDITION

HEALING SOUL

OCTOBER 8 – 12, 2020



Many/most? of you have read me write before on the vital spirit union that is Vision Festival every year since 1996 ... this past summer was to have been the 25th Annual staging, with 2020 vision past/present/forward.  Well, now, along with countless other essential happenings live and in person, that couldn't happen! But This Will Happen, by God! 

And ... what can I say but again – this is one of the exceptionally vital festivals of music and poetry and dance and community that has existed in the whole wide world for the past quarter century.  And that this will be the 2020 presentation thereof. 

Vision Festival: Healing Soul will take place through pay-per-view online livestreaming for $15 per night. Streams will be available to view for 24 hours once they go live.  And I do believe there still remain very limited in-person witness attendance opportunities...

Click the image or here for Full Details.


And special love that This is a part of it again (as Youth in Music has Always Been An Elemental Part of Vision Festival) :
 






TANI TABBAL TRIO

NOW THEN

New Tao Forms Release on Pre-Order!



Goodness Gracious Go Listen Now to the track Khusenaton!  As manager of the new Tao Forms label, I'm well-stoked and honored to present this brand new work from vital! drummer Tani Tabbal.  Just hearing him play on this album got me high: he seriously , endlessly , reciting poetry.  And then each of the trio members: Michael Bisio on bass & young (new to my ears!) Adam Siegel on alto sax; and then the three of them together.. whoa Wow!

If buying the CD, direct from AUM Fidelity site is best.  If you're into full-res download / ready stream / community of bandcamp, that is also best.  I and I-fficial release date on this beauty is November 13.  All pre-orders from either link below will ship direct from AUM during the first two weeks of November!

CDs direct: www.aumfidelity.com/TAO03.htm

bandcamp: taoforms.bandcamp.com/album/now-then






MATTHEW SHIPP

THE PIANO EQUATION

Solo Piano Live at Roulette
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:00 pm




Man, this gig was supposed to be The Piano Equation album release celebration show back in June.  Like countless others.. but then again, not. It was re-scheduled for October 17 and yes, it will be high-end streamed just like Vision Festival Special Edition above.  I don't know about in-person action though. Check the link for details and stay tuned.

roulette.org/event/matthew-shipp-the-piano-equation/





DARIUS JONES

WE CAN CHANGE THE COUNTRY

Live at Roulette
Monday, November 2, 2020
8:00 pm




Man, AGAIN.  The last time that Darius Jones presented new work at Roulette was one of the most positive artistically / activist-ally nights of my life. 

Guaranteed that this night's performance just before official Election Day will be full-all-spirit-righteous and musically illuminating.  (though many/most? of us will have already voted by mail-in ballot, right?)
Without no doubt.


roulette.org/event/darius-jones-we-can-change-the-country/





VOTE VOTE VOTE – FOR EVERYONE ALIVE TODAY
>>>  VOTE.

Monsters Exist.  And We the U.S. Citizens Among Us Must Vote The Monsters Out in less than a month.  And of course, it Ain't just one, but a Demon-Bakers Dozen or four (as they always come, in vengeful cabals full of willful ignorance and greed).

There will be other candidates for other offices either national or local on your ballot.  Do Research on them ALL before filling in your ballot! 
It's not a f**ing joke. 


WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF CYNICISM THIS TIME.


And, Please stay well, well-tuned, and in perpetual practice of showing compassion, giving kindness & staying strong in the ongoing fight for justice.


Yours in music & solidarity,

Steven Joerg / AUM Fidelity



P.S. >>> and a Right On Fifth >>>

CULTURE VULTURE:
STEVE DALACHINSKY ON SCREEN


Free Streaming Films via Anthology Film Archives
Now through October 31, 2020




Steve Dalachinsky: "You're beautiful, baby!" 

No, you were!  Bless and Thank You. Had I known that the last time I'd see you was at Vision Festival 2019, I would have hugged you strong again one more time.

An astute raconteur on my first meeting him; a very fine poet and collage artist in spending more time. Never failed on being a pain in the ass to some at all times. But always upstanding to all, Brooklyn-style. 
God Bless.  I am looking forward to watching all of these films (each for the first time, I think..) between now and Halloween.  Anthology Film Archives is That and a few screening rooms as well.  It is one of the reasons that I moved to New York City in 1989.  Thank You A.F.A.

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/52771




Let's all forward strong with love in our every action, shall we?


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