We celebrate Summer Fire on this month’s Evening under Lamplight, with songs and readings about real fires and passionate fires and divine fire. We can throw out only a few sparks from this huge subject, but that may be enough to ignite something within you, so take up your invitation to attend to the latest show, with our usual Dylan, Kinks, and RLS, here describing Monterey forest fires, plus Gina Barecca, Randy Newman, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Al Green, Leonard Cohen, and, of course, Dante – not the Inferno but the Purgatorio. Oh, and also the Summer Meditation from Journey through the Seasons.
We celebrate the two energies of Springtime: Anger and Kindness, with the help of Dante and Shakespeare, and our usual panel of Dylan, the Kinks and RLS. Anger leading to self-knowledge and even to kindness – there’s an idea you don’t hear every day. Aha, but it’s a new way of looking at things, just what you expect from Evening under Lamplight!
Including RLA’s Spring meditation from Journey through the Seasons: Meditations on the Five Chinese Healing Energies.
Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone”)
Phobia (Kinks, “Hatred”)
In Concert – the Complete 1967 Anaheim Show (Donovan, “Lullaby for Spring)
We are looking at Actors and Hypocrites – the same game, different rules: people playing parts, sometimes asking us to play along, sometimes desperately keeping us from perceiving that this is not their true self. We hear from the usual guests: Kinks, Dylan, RLS, and also old friends like Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman. And a lot of attention on what Dante’s myth can tell us about these false faces people put on. Thoreau comes into it too.
Everybody’s in Show-Biz (Kinks, “Celluloid Heroes”)
Land of Dreams (Randy Newman, “Masterman and Baby J”)
Abbey Road (Beatles, “Carry That Weight”)
Biograph (Dylan, “Positively 4th Street”)
The Future (Leonard Cohen, “Be for Real”)
Dante: Inferno (Penguin Classics) (trans. Robin Kirkpatrick)
Walden and Civil Disobedience: (American Library) (Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience”)