“You can totally say ‘no,’ but may I take your picture? I’ve never seen a hat like that.” I hold up my now wind-bent androgynous family decal-in-a-red-circle sign. It is July 2, 2018, two days after hundreds of thousands across the country demonstrated for #FamiliesBelongTogether. I am heading to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services … More This Direct Action Brought To You By the Letter ‘L’
March 24, 2018. March for Our Lives, San Francisco. First hand account of Columbine shooting survivor who finds out she has investments in the gun industry. “It made me sick to my stomach.” Check your investments and retirement accounts and purge these publicly traded U.S. gun manufacturers: Sturm Ruger & Company Inc, NYSE ticker number … More $ Out of the Gun Industry
March 24, 2018, SF Bay Area The children are here and they are not going away. Powerful youth voices from the Bay Area March for Our Lives Rally in San Francisco includes 9th grader Maya Segal, one of the event organizers, 6th graders Dylan and Charlotte Dodson, Ayia Abraham, freshman at Margory Stoneman Douglas High … More #ListenToThem
Please use headphones/buds and let your imagination go. Recorded August 26, 2017, San Francisco; September 29, 2017, Athens, OH; and January 29, 2018, Grace Cathedral, SF. Thank you to Sound Healing Symphony, in this cut featuring Marco Ferrero, Loriel Starr, Xenia Giollo and Celine Rezvani, gong and Russell Feingold, didgeridoo.
A meander through the Midi-Pyrénées. The silent parts are not silent. Please use ear buds/headphones.
Where high fashion meets the late of night above San Francisco.
Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana presents the vitality of two urban acoustic ecologies, where animals and noise each carry a signature as part of the soundscape score of the ecosystem. These signatures provide unique voices and rhythms within which life occurs. With credit to the bioacoustician Bernie Krause. Part I: Lapidge Alley on … More Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana
Recorded between May 30, 2016 and June 6, 2016, mostly in Oakland, California, leading up to California’s 2016 June 7th primary. The voices and sounds you hear are: Hillary Clinton, San Diego, CA, Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 Girls Quartet singing Little Mix (Wings), Oakland School of the Arts, Downtown Oakland Rally for Hillary, June … More Eve of a California Primary
A letter, read by a fellow World War II veteran, from a 35 year old Lieutenant and school principal from Illinois who was stationed in England when he learned of the birth of his baby daughter on December 13, 1943. Recorded on Memorial Day, May 30, 2005, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA.
If you spend a lot of time thinking how old you are You Put away Many days So you don’t Have the Days to think about. My mother, Anne G. Perry, in 36 seconds, on the practicalities involved when aging.