Linda Perhacs…

In my usual way… I stumble on a treasure (?) that I missed over the years… Linda Perhacs perhaps is one of those… A chance visit to a website, a name mentioned… a video found. Anyway, it struck me this was a perfect place to feature her music, and this lyric:
Chimacum Rain
And it rains here

Everyday since I came,

and the linen covers rocks

And the green finds everything

Chimacum rain…
In the soar of leaves

And needle tufts and form,

in the grasses and the reeds,

and the spilling over stones

Chimacum rain…
I’m spacing out, I’m seeing silence between leaves,

I’m seeing down, I’m seeing silence that are his

He belongs here, can’t have him

He belongs here, can’t know him

He belongs here
It kinda gets inside you,

the silences I mean

They kinda wrap around you,

and loosen everything

Chimacum rain…

Nothing deep, but enjoyable. Take it for the moment it was, back in 1970. A mixture of psychedelia… a wistful pop. Tasty!

Life in the North West…
Working away on the magazine mostly this weekend, but we went to a nice party for Richard’s 60th birthday over at Trish & Kyles’ on Friday evening. Leanna, Richard’s wife and best friend threw a surprise for him… Kim (sans Victor who was wandering around Seattle for some reason)was there, Cymon of course showed up, and Mary n’ yours truly of course. It was a bit of fun, and we had a very, very pleasant evening. I think Richard had a good time, he had a very, large grin most of the evening…. 80)
In other news, Kyle is heading off to Europa for a month for some biz, and Trish is opening a new business this next week… (more details on this soon!)
Cymon looked great, as did Kim. We missed ya Vic!
Rowan, Ivy and one of their actors, Bailey edited the new film today over at Metro East. I got to sit in on the process for a few minutes. It looks great, and Ivy is a Wiz with Final Cut Pro…
Bright Blessings,
On The Menu:

The Links

Linda Perhacs-Parrallograms Deux

Zen Poetry…

Linda Perhacs – If You Were My Man (Daft Punk’s Electroma)

The Links:

‘Serious’ Pundits and the Death of Informed Democracy

Misreading the mind

Film Review: Jeremy Vaeni’s ‘No One’s Watching’

Practical Values: Works Well With Others

Linda Perhacs-Parrallograms Deux



Zen Poetry…
My daily activities are not unusual,

I’m just naturally in harmony with them.

Grasping nothing, discarding nothing…

Supernatural power and marvelous activity –

Drawing water and carrying firewood.

– Layman Pang-yun (740-808)

The wind has settled, the blossoms have fallen;

Birds sing, the mountains grow dark –

This is the wondrous power of Buddhism.

– Ryokan, (1758-1831)

Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf

The mind of the past is ungraspable;

the mind of the future is ungraspable;

the mind of the present is ungraspable.

– Diamond Sutra

Nothing in the cry

of cicadas suggests they

are about to die

– Basho

Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,

I pass the old Zen barrier.

Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,

Of these mountains, which shall be my home?

– Manan (1591-1654)

My legacy –

What will it be?

Flowers in spring,

The cuckoo in summer,

And the crimson maples

Of autumn …

– Ryokan (1758-1831)

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.

The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.

Although its light is wide and great,

The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.

The whole moon and the entire sky

Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

– Dogen

Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma

see no Dharma in everyday actions.

They have not yet discovered that

there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.

– Dogen

It is as though you have an eye

That sees all forms

But does not see itself.

This is how your mind is.

Its light penetrates everywhere

And engulfs everything,

So why does it not know itself?


Who is hearing?

Your physical being doesn’t hear,

Nor does the void.

Then what does?

Strive to find out.

Put aside your rational Intellect,

Give up all techniques.

Just get rid of the notion of self.

– Bassui

What is this mind?

Who is hearing these sounds?

Do not mistake any state for

Self-realization, but continue

To ask yourself even more intensely,

What is it that hears?

– Bassui

Linda Perhacs – If You Were My Man (Daft Punk’s Electroma)


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