Drew is an ethnomusicologist currently working in North Africa. We discuss the ethnomusicology of the Bible. This spins out into a discussion about how various pre-modern people’s can teach us to deepen our relationship to music and learn to reprioritize it. Drew has a youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/clobbort
James Barry is a Hougan (senior Voudou priest). We discuss the primacy of music in Voudou, it’s role, it’s effect and some experiences James had using music to heal and call spirits. And music for a good death.
Rodrigo Rodriguez is a Shakuhachi player (Japanese Flute). We discuss a brief history of the instrument and the Komuso monks, music as tool of enlightenment, the rational mind and the spiritual mind, the importance of breath and much more!
Richard Wygand is a punk musician and writer. We discuss how denial of music was an inciting incident in his initiatory ordeal, his psychic experiences, punk rock songs for kids, and music for healing.
I am very proud to announce the existence of the Music Meaning and Mystery podcast, now available on all major podcast platforms. You will now find a “podcast” tab on this website. I’ve linked to various locations you can find the show.
There are 7 episodes available and going forward all new episodes will get their own blog post here to facilitate some discussion about individual episodes. Each episode features a conversation with a musician or musician adjacent individual. The goal with these conversations is to explore the mystery of music in order to elevate it.
There are several episodes lined up discussing many topics relating to music: Selling out, shamanism, the mystic realms, music as medicine, the meaning of frequency, enlightenment via music and sound, and so much more!
look for an interview with a man who turned his life around by teaching himself to play punk rock and is now teaching the punk rock gospel to heal his children.
How about the episode with the woman who composed the world’s very first lesbian opera?
Maybe you’d like to hear about how music is used in Voodoo rituals in Haiti? There’s an episode coming up for that!
So go subscribe (and give a rating) on your favorite podcatcher and visit back here to tell us what you think about all of this.