Art and Spiritual Evolution
Biological evolution has advanced
to the point that a 'spiritual evolution' is taking place. This
natural process is happening, no matter if we are aware of it or
Our first step to improving a
myriad of health problems is understanding dehydration and how much
water we need to be drinking daily to maintain our fragile health.
Endangering Our Earth?
The everyday items that are meant
to facilitate our lives, in fact may be harming us more than we
bargained for. Organic chemicals are extremely cheap to produce
and are very effective in their job functions.
Forward to Clean Energy
Fortunately, solutions exist and
if we are able to raise awareness and convince our policy makers to
consider it a priority, we can all look forward to a bright, energy-rich
future instead of one marked by environmental, political, and social
You don't need to save for a rainy
day if you create a system that is in harmony with the needs of the
human animal. Create what you need and eliminate the reliance on things
you cannot create.
Things You Can Do to Help Your Earth
you live in New York City or Big Fork, Montana, everyday decisions
that you make can impact the environment. The revolution starts at
home. Here are ten things that you can do to help save YOUR world.
We are all one. In this article
we explore the idea of the Earth as an entire entitiy and as our mother.
Fabulous Sylvan Sisters
An hour later, Donna was lazily
reclining in the passenger seat of Melinda's cherry red Volkswagen
New Beetle, consuming a brunch consisting of a can of Diet Pepsi and
a low-tar cigarette...
Designs in Peru
Photographer Michael Weintrob travels
to Peru with è bella Designs, to capture how è bella
has helped to revive the art of weaving and the Peruvuian economy.
first thing in the morning is the very best time to taste wine since
your palate is fresh and unviolated. But I don't do it: the sight
of daddy in his bathrobe on a Sunday morning slogging down a half-dozen
bottles of wine could stay with a child.
& Arcoda—Six Years of friends, funk and crack horns.
Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda celebrate
six years as a band by playing at Boston's Harpers Ferry. Opening
up for Arcoda was Color and Talea and Caveman. 4/4/04.
Prince Discovers a Rose
Selections by Brian
- [It Fails to Pass]
- Smallness annihilated
in the scope of puzzlement
- Untitled A
Feb. 19, 2004
of the Art,
Oct. 23, 2003
Aug. 30, 2003
Aug. 14, 2003
Friends, Funk and Crack Horns.
So where are all the groupies?
Despite the fact that it was Sunday
night, people were out to see Pete’s new Duane Allman anti-goatee
‘stash in force. Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda played Boston’s
Harpers Ferry to commemorate their sixth anniversary as a band
with friends and family showing their respect for the band through
the good times. The setlist featured a healthy repertorie of Arcoda
classics, including lots of songs about making love—but
who doesn’t like to make love? The brass backing from the
Two Dolla Crack Horns capitalizes the progress the band has made
over the last six years. Their simple presence commanded respect
from the audience.
hyper fusion jazz of Color and Talea opened the show, but not with
a lot of melodies. Instead, lots of self imposed chaos among sax
effects, driving drum beats, and six-string bass lines. Picture
in your mind, a sax like Skerik over a chaotic drum kit ranging
from techno to skat-jazzy. Relative insanity!
During “Testorone Zone” sax player Anthony Buonpane,
jumped around and spun his body to the floor in a violent explosion
of human flailing.
Covering unusual songs like 9 Inch Nails’ “Closer”,
their rehearsed insanity was tight and precise.
came on the stage next with their floating, story-telling jams.
Every player of this quintet is adept in their distinctive improvisational
energetic instrumental set started with slow, trippy world sounds
that swelled brilliantly onto consciousness opening stories and
It is obvious that passion drives the beats of this perpetual
groove. The loose rootsy, dream music was in stark contrast to
Color and Talea’s hyper fusion jazz set and Arcoda’s
melodic song-oriented set to come.
|As the Caveman set concluded and Arcoda began to set
up, a noticeable change occurred in the crowd. The sparse Sunday
crowd suddenly swelled to a group you’d expect to see on a
Thursday or Friday night. Doubling in size, the crowd took on new
life. The previous two performances more closely resembled a recital
you’d see at Berklee School of Music, where people stood around
concentrating wholly on the music, saying nothing to their neighbors.
Everyone held a stoic glance, quietly examining the new music in
front of them.
Arcoda took the stage however, people seemed to stream in out
of nowhere as if there was a party in another room that had just
been unleashed on the venue. Not only did the numbers pickup,
there was suddenly a loud distinctive party noise echoing throughout.
Whereas not many people were dancing before, by the time Pete
Pidgeon took the first strum on his guitar, the dance floor was
the crowd up nicely, the four core members of the band, Adam Beamer
on keys, Ben Hoadley on bass, and Aaron Jackson on drums opened
with "The Way." By the time the Two Dolla Crack Horns
took the stage on "You’re My Girl" to kick it
up a notch, the crowd was hoppin’. It turned from a listening
party to a dancing party! Over the past six years, Arcoda’s
lineup has seen many faces come and go. With Pete Pidgeon as the
common denominator, the band has had impressive members pass through
it, all contributing to today’s sound.
the most influential addition to the band in recent years is Adam
Beamer. Bringing continuity, complementary vocals and much of
his own material. The band hasn’t been the same since.
Arcoda breaches the jamband category, they retain their own niche
with emphasis placed melodically in the song writing. They pull
influence from jazz, jam, and 80s culture to produce an elegant
energetic folk sound.
In their third year in Boston, the
band stays busy touring around the Northeast and promoting their
recent album, ...at
first sight. While the album is a gentle collection of
easy going folk rhythms, the shows are anything but mellow.
Freedom and love flow about the crowd
of beautiful people that are latched to the driving inspiration
of live music. Deep folk roots and elegant simplicity comes through
every note Arcoda plays. Pete, we wish you the best for your next
six years! Keep on rockin’!