Oh, my heart…
I love me some art. Music is life. Words really do have power.
This is my favorite little part of this blog. You’ll see a lot of my original work and that of many of my friends, as well.
It’s not commonly known, right now, but Salem, OR has a very vibrant art and music scene that I plan on sharing with you all.
Let Me Draw You a Picture
Writers on the Storm
beyond the chain-link fence
alternated ornamental evergreens
and fire bushes blaze
a barrier to foreign ground
surround a smooth, black lot
of high-financed cars
in pristine, seasonal shades
made with pride
while on this side,
a ‘58 chevy flatbed stands
rusted and forgotten
by all except lilac bushes, bluegrass,
and blackberry strands
snaked through the grill
in a testament to growth.
During the school year, Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts does a monthly showcase called American Strings. Hosted by Bob Santelli, OSU director of popular music and performing arts, this series brings musicians from all corners of the country to Corvallis for an in-depth look at the role stringed instruments play in American music. Prior to Covid, these musicians would come, in person. Today during the era of the plague, we get Zoom meetings…which actually do really have some benefits (like…I don’t have to trek down to Corvallis to take part). Each event includes both a conversation and liveContinue reading “American Strings: An Evening with Ani DiFranco”
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Hey there! I’m Jonah. Welcome to my world.
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