Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wild Wild Land © 2009 Penny Little

Notes:This is an in-process video project, uploaded here so those participating can see and share. Many thanks to Gerald Chong and Charles Hood for filming in Hawaii, to Dawn Perrine in California, and Neda of Return to Freedom. The experience meeting and filming Taj, the Arabian mare at Return to Freedom was wonderful. Having not been around horses for many years, I felt some sort of connection to a part of myself through Taj. I wrote Wild Wild Land in London, when I was longing to return home to my country. Ben Hurley, guitarist from White Feather (we were signed together on Warner Brothers UK) is recording guitars remotely with the Away Team - Nik Green and myself. On this tune Ben did some really great slide playing as well as rhythm guitars. We will mix this and new songs for upcoming album of the same name "WILD WILD LAND", which we hope to release in October.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A World Without Art

What would a world without art look like? Interviews with working artists from Art Studio Miami, author / scriptwriter Catherine Ann Jones, and working artists in Santa Barbara, California, and montage of children's art from Art Studio Miami in Little Haiti, Music by Cosmic Love Child

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unconventional 2010?

Unbelievably, we are talking about doing another tour. Maybe not this fall 2009 unless it "falls" into place, but 2010. We're going to begin outreach to musicians in June of this year. We did have such a great time on Unconventional 2008, though it was hard work. By 2010 we'll be ready again and have a couple new albums, one from Nik Green, and one from The Away Team. I'm posting this now to plant the seed. We're looking for interested musicians and bands, are considering a Left Coast tour from San Diego to Seattle, and possibly a retrace of UT2008 into that Chicago, St.Louis, Little Rock, Tulsa, Austin arc. OK, Universe, here we go again, for another interesting ride! I'm also hoping by then to have at least one of my nine Little Savage™ books complete. You can check her out at http://www.littlesavage.com One of the features of the 2008 tour was a short Little Savage slide show.. In 2010, we'll be the new, improved multi-media extravaganza, politically charged to try to make people ask questions about issues which still have not gone away with the new Hope-O-Rama Administration. I love Hope and Change, and like Peace, it begins with me and you. I'll never forget meeting with my Congress Woman: she told me, "It's up to you, to the people" and how discouraged I felt when I heard the powerlessness she seemed to be expressing. So, it's time to wake up, smell the truth, and start demanding of our so-called representatives some of the things we elected them to do! So, bookmark this space -- at some point this archival site will re-emerge. 2010 here we come!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Shift Coming

There is a big shift coming. Those who adapt and change will survive and thrive. We are facing the biggest challenge and change in economics since the Industrial Revolution. It is worldwide. It is going to change people's consciousness, for better or for worse.

It seems not many have time to read anymore....to investigate what is going on, many don't know or understand what is really happening. Maybe they don't want to either, and to be honest, after working all day who wants to come home to spend the rest of their day researching what seems like more bad news? Catching a few sound bytes from FOX or CNN or even MSNBC, without cross referencing, background and education, has replaced CHURCH as the ultimate authority in controlling the minds of the general populace. And of course, the Churches are revving up the fear button with Armageddon. From what I've heard, The End Times of Revelation really happened at the end of the Roman Empire, but sometime mid-1800's a new crop of fundamentalists began perpetrating their interpretations, probably as a way to scare more people into Churches. When people have nowhere to go, they flock to extremist ideas -- look at Nazi Germany.....

Those who can see the bigger picture will be unafraid; those who create community will survive; the rise of the creative class and those who create the future rather than succumb to the fears in the present, will thrive. Of course those who can see the bigger picture, such as the elites, will also be unafraid.

It is the TEOTWAWKI - "The End of The World As We Know It", but this can be a good thing. The World as we know it SUCKS! Jesus asked us to become like Him. Buddha gave some tools or methods for doing so. Jesus told us we would do greater things than He. And whether you believe or not, it's up to us to make this a better world.

Alternately, we're headed for a technocratic worldwide fascist police state. So much for "Hope" and "Change".

And we're rushing collectively headlong into this without asking questions, without stopping, without demanding accountability from the crooks that got us here. So, we're perched on the ledge, teetering on the brink....... it's up to us, not the "powers that be" We collectively have more power than the several hundred very wealthy who have been redistributing wealth to themselves at our expense.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I am Palestine I am Israel ©2008 P. Little

This is a work in progress, video and music. I came up with the line "I am Palestine I am Israel" in the studio and each line seemed to write itself. The Sufi dancer recurs throughout "on the dance floor" as a symbol of the possibility of peace. "Be the first on the dance floor to declare a state of no war."