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What would you do to change the world?

I think something we could all do for each other a bit more is make space for one another. When G-d created(s) the world He had to make space within Himself, so to speak, to make room for our existence, our reality, "down here". We need to be space makers, for each other, and for G-d.

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coo - verb

  1. To make a soft murmuring sound, as a pigeon.
  2. Speak softly or lovingly;
    The mother who held her baby was cooing softly
  3. To speak in an admiring fashion, to be enthusiastic about.
  4. To show affection; to act in a loving way.

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  1. The murmuring sound made by a dove or pigeon.

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Gedaliah Aronson Project Concierge and Ambassador

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Hi My name is Gedaliah Aronson and I am a Project Ambassador and Concierge for Blupela, The One World Blue Network. We are working to create Social Harmony and Planetary Healing through the use of social media and networking. I am eager to work with you and your businesses, organizations, crafts, trades and arts of all kinds, etc. and to help you achieve your online media goals.
I am a musician and initially came out to Pittsburgh,Pa to attend Duqusene University studying music therapy, however I did not stay at the university more than the 1st year. At the time I was also beginning to thirst for more knowledge and connection with my Jewish heritage and found a home in the Jewish Community here in Pittsburgh which is where I met Joel Pirchesky, founder of Blupela and the One World Blue Network. I've been very fortunate to be involved in music here in the city helping to run open stages and jam nights playing in the house bands at times as well as playing in different bands and projects. Currently my musical focus has been with my band Chillent, we are essentially an Americana roots type band with much Jewish over and undertones. I'm very blessed to be a part of it and we can be found here on Blupela and elsewhere online (some links below); we released our first album Jewish Soul Stew in June of 2017.
http://www.chillentband.com
https://chillentfunk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.reverbnation.com/gedaliaharonson
https://www.feed-forward.net/!GedaliahAronson
What brought me to Blupela was my relationship with my good friend Joel and his belief that I could make a positive contribution to this network through my music and writing and my desire to be involved in positive work and bringing people together. I'm very grateful to be here and help the vision and goals of this site come to fruition with G-d's help!
I think something we could all do for each other a bit more is make space for one another. When G-d created(s) the world He had to make space within Himself, so to speak, to make room for our existence, our reality, "down here". We need to be space makers for each other, and for G-d.



Votes5 DateJan 29, 2018

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Louson Drums

Gedaliah Aronson
Louson Drums is a custom drum company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We create custom drum kits, cajóns, and percussion instruments
412-501-3786
Our goal is to fit musician to instrument. As a small company, we can devote individual attention to your custom drum building requests, whether you want a full drum kit, bass drum or custom cajón.

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"Louson Drums is an LLC with three current members: myself, my father Ed Cashman, and my friend Louis Maione. We were founded in May of 2015. we started in Pittsburgh." - Carson Cashman
"Our workshop is located in Turtle Creek just outside Pittsburgh, but it isn't open to the public. We are beginning to think about moving into a retail store location and hope to take the plunge sometime in 2019."
"We make both the small CajonTab as well as full size cajon drums. We also make foot tambourines, which can go over the end of your shoe to give your foot tap a cymbal sound. We also make small wooden shakers and wooden click castanets. These can either go onto our snare bar to create an extra click sound, or another hard bodied instrument like a guitar."
Like many musical instruments, the cajon drum has a rich history. Although there are no definitive documents stating when the first actual cajon drum was played, historians typically point to the African people from Central and Western Africa living under slavery in18th century Peru as the drums originators. There is some controversy over whether the first new world cajon drums were adaptations of African box drums or an instrument of necessity to evade colonial bans on slaves owning musical instruments. In fact the word "cajon" simply means "box" or "drawer".
Cajon drums grew in popularity throughout South America and the Caribbean through the 19th century. In the 20th century, cajon drums were introduced to Spanish Flamenco music and have thrived as a natural complement to the style.
"I think the instrument is becoming popular in America due to increased awareness thanks to our connected internet culture. Many people I see at craft shows have seen or heard of a cajon drum, even if they don't know what its called yet. I think this wasn't the case 20 or 30 years ago in America."
"We believe a more mobile life is an enriched life. Our instruments are meant to be enjoyed wherever you are, not left behind in a studio.The CajonTab represents freedom of movement and expression."
"We make custom CajonTabs. We can customize the wood, the size, the tapa material (face of the drum), etc. "
"In 2015 we made a few full drum kits but switched to building cajon drums, mostly because they were accessible instruments to make in a small home workshop. The cajon drums were a hit at local craft shows around Pittsburgh, so we started experimenting with cajon designs and thought it would be fun to make a super portable variation. Our first "CajonTab" drums were selling in the summer of 2015."
"There are a million benefits to drumming. Its crazy! In particular, hand drumming and drum circles are incredibly therapeutic. They build community and solidarity as we work together to build the rhythm. The act of hand drumming can be like a meditation, as the space between beats can clear the mind of its racing thoughts and allow the participant to exist in the moment. I often will begin my day with a 10-20 minute solo hand drumming session. There are tons of studies out there, especially in the music therapy space, about how drumming can be useful for treating PTSD and other stress related ailments."

"We first learned about Music Therapy from a customer at a craft show in the summer of 2016. We went to the American Music Therapy Associations national convention at that customers recommendation, which was in Sandusky Ohio that year. We sold a ton of drums and the MT-BC's (music therapist, board certified) there were extremely positive and encouraging to us. They told us our drums were really great options for them, since they often need to travel with instruments and the small size was very convenient. They also liked that the drums are intuitive and easy to play without training. And no sticks to worry about!"
"Through starting the business and interacting with hundreds of customers of our drums, I've learned a lot about how people use percussion instruments. Some people use a hand drum to jam with friends. Some use it for public performance. Others might use it in a clinical practice like Music Therapy. The thing they all have in common is that they are using musical instruments and music to enrich their lives or the lives of those around them".
"I didn't realize when we set out to create a percussion company in 2015 that we were putting so much good into the world. I get fan mail fairly regularly and its really pretty touching! People share with me how much they love the drum and how they're using it".
"Often it's a product being sent as a gift to someone far, far away. Sometimes they want to tell me about how they couldn't play drums anymore because of a physical disability and our drums are small enough for them to play again. Each time I read one of these letters, I'm reminded that building drums is more than just a business. Its a contribution to the health and happiness of our fellow human beings".
The catalog of products Louson Drums makes and sells can be found by clicking on the link below:
https://www.lousondrums.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling
Contact Us:
Interested in a custom CajonTab? No problem! Contact us today and tell us your drum idea. We'll work with you to design the drum for you. If you are a retailer or wholesaler, please fill out the contact form to request a price sheet. You may also reach us by phone at 412-501-3786. Thank you for your interest in Louson Drums!
Find us online at:
https://www.lousondrums.com/
and at our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/lousondrums
Instagram too
https://www.instagram.com/lousondrums/

Votes1 DateJul 24, 2018

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5th Ave Store, Crystal, Porcelain,Ceramic, Murano Glass Teal, and White Bone China Candy Dishes

Gedaliah Aronson
5thavestore.com has enjoyed a reputation for integrity and superiority in the world of Italian Wedding, party favors and gifts for all occasions for many years. We carry the finest brands including the classic Debora Carlucci, Sima Argento, as well as a huge selection of the ever popular Cucina Italiana Kitchen ware line. We strive to make your purchase of that unique and exclusive party favor or gift as simple and as hassle free as possible.
Product Spotlight:
ASSORTED CANDY DISHES / JEWELRY BOXES
Italian Crystal Decorative Covered Candy Dish and Colored Amber Stonesh and Swarovski Accents Flower:
By Debora Carlucci
Finely detailed Italian craftsmanship 24% Crystal
Crafted and finished with a decorative swarovski accent
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and origin
Great gift for a person with a lot of jewelry
Product Dimensions:3.5 x 3.5 x 5 inches!
Italian Crystal Decorative Covered Candy Dish and Colored Amber Stones:
By Debora Carlucci
Italian designed and manufactured this beautiful Jewelry box Keeps track of all those pesky things that seem to get lost so often and never lose them again with this trinket box. The box is especially great for small costume or fancy jewelry.
Italian Crystal Decorative Scalloped Candy Dish with Swarovski Flower:
Handcrafted Italian 24% crystal scalloped candy dish with Swarovski brooch flower is perfect for your desk at work or your table at home Fill it with your favorite treat and snack as you please Beautiful to look at 5 "Tall.
White Bone China Candy Dish with Swarovski Crystal:
Put out your candy in style with this elegant candy dish from the Debra Carlucci collection. The rectangular dish is studded by diamond shaped gems set diagonally across from each other, and is great for any occasion, including as a wedding party gift, Wedding Anniversary Gift, or even Bridal Shower. Perfect ornament for a home decor. The shallow bowl is the perfect depth for small candies, and will elevate any buffet with class and grace.
Italian Decorative Murano Glass Candy Dish Teal, with Swarovski Crystal Accents:
By Debora Carlucci
Decorated with alluring Swarovski crystals
Uplift your most elegant dining experience by displaying salads, fruits, or just about any delicacy
Makes a great gift for wedding, holidays, and other occasions, beautifully gift wrapped+
Comes in a favor box with certificate of origin included
Care instructions: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions:8.5 x 8.5 x 2" inches
This Italian collection exemplifies decorative glass tabletop, reflecting Swarovski’s strength in continuous innovation. Its contemporary and versatile products incorporate rich colors and intriguing accents. Present as a wedding party gift, or bridal shower gift idea. Rely on these alluring crystals for a lavish upgrade.
Italian Gold Covered Candy Dish Ceramic Decorative with Swarovski Accents:
By Debora Carlucci
5th Avenue Collection Gold ceramic candy dish,bowl add sparkle and light to your event with fashionable gold party favors. Your guests will gleam with delight. These Handcrafted Italian gold ceramic and Swarovski® Crystal accents Candy Dish designed boxes add a sleek elegance and are available in a variety of styles.
Italian Porcelain Candy Dish,with Lid Pierced Embossed Daisy Ivory:
Lenox Look Bone China with cover Daisy Décor Ivory with this covered Bone china candy dish. Fill This enchanting Box With Just About Anything And IT Will Look Charming! Give Yourself OR Someone Special IN Your Life This Beautiful And Functional Candy Box. Makes a perfect wedding shower or bridal shower gift idea.
A timeless piece of gift ware and serve ware, the 5th Avenue Collection Italian Porcelain Candy Dish features an elegant pattern and texture. The Italian-made fine Porcelain is adorned with Silver Rose Trim, design that results in a classic, sophisticated look creates a naturally striking accent that will glam up your table, mantel and beyond, Would make a perfect gift or wedding favor.
Our items are exclusive, unique and durable, that can be passed on generation to generation. We stock many different Italian direct and exclusive imported brands of Party Favors and Gifts. We supply that perfect favor or gift for life cycle events such as Weddings, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Baby Shower Centerpieces, Children's Party Favors, Bridal Showers, or Anniversary Favors. We also carry the perfect souvenir Icon for a First Communion, Christening, Baptism, and other religious events.
CONTACT US:
Toll Free - (888) 617 - 4077

Votes1 DateJun 26, 2018

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Life Leadership.com: Financial Fitness and Life Leadership

Gedaliah Aronson
Everyone will be called upon to lead at some point (and truly several points) in their lives, the only question is: Will they be ready?
Life Leadership launched with the purpose of providing world-class leadership materials to business executives, entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, pastors, church leaders, administrators, community service leaders, public servants, teachers, parents, and anybody who will find themselves in a position to lead. When it gets right down to it, leadership is for everyone. Nobody will be able to make their way through life without needing to draw upon the toolbox of leadership. Sadly, many people lack these tools and therefore get to live with the consequences of being ill-equipped. These consequences include missed opportunities, unfulfilled career aspirations, financial woes, and broken relationships.
Life is for those who earnestly seek a better life, are interested in the strenuous process of personal growth, are driven to succeed in significant ways, and are committed to a life of excellence for a higher purpose.
Our Purpose: Life seeks to provide the information, encouragement, opportunity, and community necessary to individuals who are hungry to live a life that counts!
We offer products in three categories, each designed to help you improve your personal lifestyle. Explore our products and experience the change for yourself.
For the large percentage of people who struggle with debt and credit problems, we offer debt freedom through our Financial Fitness products and services.
At Life, our mission is to help people live 'The Life They’ve Always Wanted' by providing world class, life-changing products and services to our customers and an industry-leading compensation plan to our sales force in the field. Our products and services are informational and educational products offered in three divisions: Financial Development, Professional Development, and Personal Development. These include audios, videos, and books in both physical and digital formats. Additionally, we offer services designed to help people track their expenses, save money on their spending, protect their identity, monitor their credit, and legally get their affairs in order. Life seeks to provide the information, encouragement, opportunity, and community necessary to individuals who are hungry to live a life to their highest potential and purpose.
And for those who are underpriveleged, disenfranchised, or victims of disaster, we offer functional freedom through our Life on Life Initiative and charitable outreaches.
To learn more, please visit our website at
https://www.lifeleadership.com

Votes1 DateMay 15, 2018

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The wonderful Pittsburgh Music Scene!

Gedaliah Aronson
These are all bands, and artists out of Pittsburgh; there is so much music to see/hear in PGH! Enjoy!
Rusted Root:
Liz Berlin:
Drowning Clowns:
Phat Mandee
WRECKLOOSE:
THE COMMONHEART
CHILLENT
MANIC SOUL
THE BUCKLE DOWNS
STARSHIP MANTIS
THE CLOCK READS
BINDLEY HARDWARE CO.
The Billy Price Band
Billy Pilgrim
Legendary Jazz Drummer Roger Humphries
Dave and Pappy of Pittsburgh's "The Cause"
Wayside Exchange
Fungus
Bleil Brothers
Nameless In August
Stationary Pebbles
The Fabulous MR. B
Gene Stovall
Ken Karsh
Chrome Moses
The Flow Band
Jessica Lee
Beauty Slap
The Funky Fly Project
Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution
The Shelf Life String Band
Billy the Kid and The Regulators

Votes3 DateJul 13, 2017

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CHILLENT (JEWISH SOUL STEW)

Gedaliah Aronson
On Feb. 12, 2017 we entered Tonic Studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with engineer Doug Kasper and crew, with an 8 hour block of time to work. We had been talking about this recording for a while and we had been having the opportunity to play the material a lot live. Zamir Zahavi, owner of The Park House, a pub on the north side of the city, has been so gracious to us to give us a slot on the calendar each month. We played, and continue to play there one Tuesday a month. We had complete musical freedom to explore this material and get it real tight and in front of an audience as well, and these gigs along with a hand full of other shows got us in shape for the studio.
We wanted this album to be live as much as possible, meaning that there would be as few overdubs as possible; just straight raw playing. I should say that we weren't even sure if we'd get an albums worth of material recorded and certainly not in one session; there was some talk of making this a "solid EP" .
The set up took 3 hours, getting all the instruments mic'd and sound checked, setting up room mic's, checking various levels of volume and tone, etc. We then had 5 solid hours to play, and thank G-d we just went for it and got down 10 tunes in 40 takes total. It was a very cool feeling, kind of like running a marathon and having an endorphin rush, but from playing music! All vocals were added in later sessions; but the music was all captured live with no overdubs, we picked our favorite takes of the 40 we captured that sunday.
We're so proud, happy, grateful, and blessed to be able to share with you our first album JEWISH SOUL STEW
Our CD Release show is June, 8th which is also the online release date

https://chillentfunk.bandcamp.com
Our first single can be found there, at the band camp site as well for free streaming or purchase; it was mixed and mastered by our good friend, multi/instrumentalist and producer Brian Fitzy who also added hammond organ to the track "Universe in Miniature"

Votes4 DateMay 15, 2017

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More on Transactional Analysis

Gedaliah Aronson
Further thoughts on Transactional Analysis based on a personal studying of Thomas A. Harris' "I'm Okay, You're ok"
We are not hearing each other out enough with the input/in take of our minds. Listening takes patience, it takes effort, and it doesn't end with our ear canals, it begins there. Making a distinction and separating our emotional minds from our intellectual minds might be one of the biggest challenges we face today. We need to discover ourselves and view it as a process of self discovery rather than of digging up dirt, and that helps to engage our intellectual minds with our emotional mind (child). The intellectual mind (the adult) expresses itself in curiosity and imagination and in maintaining an awareness, at least, that we are complex creatures with conflicting emotions and thoughts and that anything is possible. The intellectual mind (adult) expresses itself in words with questions, who? what? when? where? why? how? ,etc. It's interested in an objective understanding of things. An aspect of the Parent (recordings of external/recieved data) are the enforced rules both familial and societal on what we should think, how we should act, and what we are "allowed" to feel etc., often has a strong hold on our child (emotions). The adult (intellect) can step in and be there for the child, giving us the strength and courage to challenge these "rules". Harris speaks about how the EMANCIPATION of the adult (intellect) in its true objective state is key in understanding ourselves and others so much better.

Votes1 DateFeb 20, 2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2nd post

Gedaliah Aronson
There is a difference between standing up with dignity and being proud of who you are (and most especially when your people are in a situation of relentless subjugation)..... and being racist. Race is first and foremost a social construct; however because the construct has been used so viciously and oppressively it must be addressed . We are the Human race, and the human race has so many beautiful shades of skin and different cultures. To HATE someone due to the color of their skin is to hate one's own humanity, just as I would say vile anti-Semitism is a hatred of humanity. But there is nothing wrong with being proud of who you are, where you come from, your heritage, etc. and most especially in the face of oppression/ subjugation. This must be proclaimed! The reason this may sound as though i'm defending this video as if there could be something wrong with it, is because an argument could be made: "what about "white pride?" It's the construction of race that would lead someone to this question. If "White Pride" means "everyone else is lower and inferior" than that is not pride, it's arrogance and a symptom of thinking there are different teams in the world and wanting to be on the "winning one". If you wanna be proud of the shade of your skin cause that's the way G-d made you than no harm done, however i think it would be more proper perhaps to be proud to be of such and such ancestry, heritage and culture, just as being proud to be black refers to more than just skin color, however due to subjugation and oppression and degradation, there becomes a strong reason to be very proud to be black (in it's own right) and to stand tall the way G-d made you!

Votes3 DateJan 21, 2017

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Transactional Analysis Thoughts

Gedaliah Aronson
Some refections on the "Adult" and "Child" of Transactional Analysis.....
Our intellect and our emotions are different spheres, they are meant to work together and be a team. The emotions are the felt concept of life, how we experience things on an emotional and physiological level. The intellect can help the emotions identify and sort out the feelings. The part of the intellect that is focused on receiving new information and deciphering it is the curious and inquisitive space, the words that this will be revealed and expressed in are what?, Why?, How?, When?, where?, Who?, etc. This is the "Adult" of TA, it's mostly questions and the effort to gain insight and understanding. The imagination can also greatly help the emotions (Child) find ways to see beyond the immediate feelings and see a greater picture, because the heart tends to be an extremist without the guidance of the mind.
What is the "Parent" of PAC?
The "Parent" is a massive amount of data that exists within the mind that consists of straight un-edited recordings that the brain has been recording since birth. The human brain is absolutely astonishing in it's capabilities and does function as a high fidelity recorder from the beginning. This storehouse of information includes so much, it's the external things that were imposed upon us, including all the admonitions, praises, ideas, "truths", rules, do's and don'ts, and on and on that we're given to us by those most involved in our care taking most distinctively between the ages of 1-5. It is called "parent" because so much of the data comes from what we witnessed and heard our parents or parental substitutes do and say. The recordings of the Parent were taken in straight and without editing because there was not yet developed the capabilities of the intellect (Adult) to reason through what was being said and/or done.

Votes1 DateJan 21, 2017

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CHILLENT MUSIC (Part 4)

Gedaliah Aronson
We'd like to share some videos from one of our Chanukah Shows, this was the 6th night of Chanukah 2016, 5777 on the Jewish Calendar. Our very dear friend Joe Badaczewski joined us for the evening on Trumpet which was a huge treat for us! This was at James St. Gastropub and Speakeasy in Pittsburgh PA, Thurs Dec. 29th. We wish a very happy, healthy, and very very positive new calendar year to all, please enjoy the music below!

Votes1 DateJan 5, 2017

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Chillent 3

Gedaliah Aronson
This is a short set of our original and traditional Jewish music played with our own set of spices. This was last night 9/22/16 at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh opening for Stationary Pebbles, another pittsburgh area really great band, as well as Israel's own Funktronica ensemble The G-nome Project. We hope you enjoy!!!

Votes1 DateSep 23, 2016

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Contemplations on Chasidic Philosophy

Gedaliah Aronson
The only thing that exists at all is G-d. Within Himself, He created a paradigm where there will be the existence of an "other", this being creation, us. G-d desired that he would "dwell in the lowly realms", in this physical world. He wants a home down here amongst us, who perceive ourselves as independent existences . Only in a "place" where G-d conceals Himself almost entirely can a sense of existence be perceived amongst His creation. We experience an "I am", an "I", a definitive "me" but it truly comes from G-ds "I am" "I" and that "I am" is truly the ONE and ONLY. The concealment, us perceiving ourselves as separate from G-d and each other is for us to put the pieces back together so that we build a world down here fitting for G-d to dwell amongst us, a world of true eternal peace. G-d gives us the chance to make this physical world, a spiritual world; to nullify it to it's maker! Each act of good reveals G-d more and more......

Votes1 DateAug 1, 2016

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Mind and Heart

Gedaliah Aronson
Thank G-d, for a bunch of years now i've been blessed to be in touch extensively with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (and specifically Exposure Response Prevention), as well as Transactional Analysis (PAC), and Chabad Chassisdus (Chasidic Philosophy) https://www.blupela.com/lotw.php?id=503/Chassidus-Chassidic-Philosophy . I have been learning and will continue to learn and re-learn the importance of separating your intellect from your emotions, and, or at least understanding the difference and how they influence each other. The guiding factor in Chabad Chassidus is that "the mind must rule the heart." Our intellects must guide our emotions, at least, that is the ideal. This is a crucial element in creating peaceful environments for ourselves and for those around us,and for creating a peaceful world. Our hearts, our emotions are fiery and totalitarian, our hearts are extremists by nature. Our hearts live in THIS world and experience THIS world, they experience it intensely and directly, whereas the mind can be aloof and have distance, it can speak to our hearts from a broader perspective. In order to understand the concept of "otherness", or "those who are not me and not like me", we must use our imaginations and be willing to drift in thought for a moment into the "what if", can I imagine what it's like for him/her? Can I separate my own thoughts and experience for a moment to understand this other, who is not me, not like me, and not an extension of me? This takes place by utilizing our imaginations and being willing to suspend our own realities to try and experience another reality. Certainly the imagination can be used against us, and no doubt those with OCD and/or other anxiety issues know well the unpleasantness of negative "what If'ng"; but our imaginations are key in understanding both ourselves and each other; and the separation of mind and heart as a concept is so important for the same. If you have more interest in this topic I definitely recommend Dr. Thomas A. Harris' classic on Transactional Analysis "I'm Ok, You're OK" which I've spotlighted here at https://www.blupela.com/lotw.php?id=166/I-m-Okay-You-re-Okay as well. More to come on this topic.......!

Votes1 DateJul 29, 2016

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Prince

Gedaliah Aronson
I'm saddened to say that I really discovered Prince for myself after he passed away this year in May. It's a bitter sweetness as the bitterness is in the loss of him physically on earth, and the joy is in the discovery of this man and his music for myself since then. Being born in 1981 I was certainly familiar with some of the most recognizable HITS he had through those years, including Purple Rain, Red Corvette, Let's go Crazy, and 1999, as well as the fact the he was a great guitarist who i needed hear much more of; but I was really ignorant of what he was up too. His passing in May sparked my interest in his music and in him as a person and of course with the internet and access to incredible amounts of information at our finger tips, there was so much to be heard and seen. First of all, what an incredible musician and I wish I was more aware to what extent of a naturally gifted all around musician he was. He played so many instruments and all of them well, a prodigious and inventive musician and artist. What I also got really into doing was going back and watching many interviews with him over a number of years and I was very touched by his humility, kindness, caring nature, and modesty which is a bit at odds seemingly with his early stage persona. He was a very spiritual person, honest and open about his chosen religious views as he became a jehovah's witness post 2000, but as I understand always was very religious. A thoughtful and generous person, concerned for the world, concerned for his audience, concerned about having a positive influence, a fascinating person to watch and listen too. So with this spotlight I pay tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson may his soul be at peace and may his memory be for a blessing. Below are some performances and interviews, enjoy!:

Votes2 DateJun 20, 2016

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Chillent (part 2)

Gedaliah Aronson
We are "Chillent", please check out our earlier spotlight on this sight! We've brought in our dear friend Ryan Kantner to hold down the Bass for us since the last time we posted. This is a very recent video of ours taken at a BBQ celebrating the Jewish holiday of Lag B'omer featuring our now 6 piece band; we hope you enjoy! Spread goodness, love, and music all around you!

Votes3 DateMay 31, 2016

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*Freedom

Chassidus/Chassidic Philosophy

Gedaliah Aronson
Chassidus or Chassidic Philosophy was revealed to the world by the great Jewish Sage Rabbi Yisroel Ben Eliezer better known as the Baal Shem Tov in the mid-1700's. The Baal Shem Tov never wrote anything himself but his teachings were recorded, studied, and transmitted by his students, who after his successor The Maggid of Mezritch; branched off to form different chassidic "courts", these were different approaches to transmitting and disseminating the Baal Shem Tov's teachings. Chassidus get's into the very depths and essence of the Torah (the Jewish Bible). It is a study that can enrich the lives of everybody Jewish or non-Jewish; certain subjects will pertain very heavily to Jews in particular, but it is not an exclusive subject. Many themes in Chassidus are extremely applicable to all of our lives and the links I will post below are open to all who seek this wisdom! The links I will post are coming from the "Chabad" school of Chassidic Philosophy developed by The "Alter Rebbe" Rabbi Schuer Zalman of Liadi, a student of the Maggid of Mezritch in the 1800's and transmitted and disseminated by his successors and their students. Chabad emphasizes an intellectual approach, very analytical approach, as well it is a common theme in Chabad Chassidus that the mind should rule/guide the heart.
Below is something I wrote recently based on some Chassidic themes i've been learning about the last few years, as well as some links, hope you enjoy!
We are one human being in a battle with ourself. The struggle is that once we ate from the fruit of the tree of knowledge, we became self aware. We can say "we" with regards to Adam because we were all contained "in there"; yes Adam ate from the fruit which means, so did we. We are the splintered remains of Adam's fractured psyche. Adam and Eve both ate, but prior to separation they were one human being, one form; Adam prior to separation was a composite of masculine and feminine, so just to clarify Adam includes all humanity, male and female. The self awareness that became our reality presents us with the struggle of ego and how to deal with it. According to Chassidus, the ego is not essentially evil and not something to rid ourselves of, rather it is a creation of G-d and can be utilized for the holiest and selfless of purposes and for the opposite (G-d forbid). The ego is the root and source of potential evil, yet it comes from the absolute highest place. Only one being truly can claim "I am", there is only one being, and He created a world "down here" that screams "I AM" . This physical world is connected with G-d's essence, G-d's "I AM" ; He put His "I am" down here so we could connect with His essence. We believe it to be our own "I am", each of us, and that is our struggle. When we reappropriate the " I am" back to its source we can use it for incredible deeds that reveal the ONE true "I Am " in this world!
http://www.Thewellsprings.org
http://www.truekabbalah.com
http://www.neirot.com
http://www.Chabad.org
http://www.meaningfullife.com

Votes1 DateMay 17, 2016

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Communication: Space Making

Gedaliah Aronson
perhaps the most important part of communication is making space, space for the other person to exist as they are, space for yourself to exist as you are. Sometimes I just enjoy noticing how at a super market half of the shopping time is spent just making room for each other. This mirrors the Tzimtzum (the lessening of the divine light) that G-d does for us so that our world can exist; G-d makes space within Himself, so to speak, to make room for our existence.

Votes11 DateFeb 2, 2016

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*Rights

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Gedaliah Aronson
A short belated tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We are the human race, the colors and variances are for us to appreciate and revel in and be thankful to our creator for; we are in G-ds image, and G-d has no image! We must see the image of G-d in each other first, we must see humanity in each other first and foremost! Thanks Dr. Martin Luther King and all the brave men and woman who stood with you in being the true "rebels" the world needed to challenge head on,such an awful and intolerable status quo. May we be the rebels of our time and challenge all the status qou's and falsehoods in the world, may we do good deeds without reason and light up the world with truth and usher in finally,the redemption of humankind and all of creation!

Votes2 DateFeb 1, 2016

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Dr. Steven Phillipson

Gedaliah Aronson
Dr. Steven Phillipson is someone who I found when his website was listed amongst a few others as resources for OCD information in a handout passed around in a group OCD meeting I attended. His website is http://www.ocdonline.com and truly is a fantastic resource for OCD in general as well something that has been particularly helpful for me, which he refers to as "Pure-O" or the Pure Obsessional thinker. The term Pure-O is not universally accepted by all those in the field of OCD treatment, however it truly is an issue of semantics. The pure obsessional thinker is someone who's compulsions are cognitive and therefore not overtly shown to the outside world too much at all. OCD is most commonly shown in the media in it's overt physical manifestations with obsessions usually dealing with contamination. This is, most likely, simply because it's the easiest to show what is happening ; however they so often do not explain what the process is in the person's mind. OCD, no matter it's manifestation centers around doubt, and uncertainty, and the power of suggestion, of possibility, it's a creative mind's ability to delve into the question "what if" and to terrify oneself with the vividness of his/her imagination. I am spotlighting Dr. Phillipson and his website as a great resource for OCD information and consultation; Dr/ Phillipson will do Skype appointments as far as I understand!
Below is a Vimeo link to a presentation Dr. Phillipson gave in 1991 regarding Pure-O, OCD in general, and other matters
https://vimeo.com/1120239
here it is on Youtube as well starting with Part 1

Votes3 DateDec 15, 2015

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*Technology

Allman Guitars

Gedaliah Aronson
Jay Allman of Allman Guitars, I'm grateful to say, is a friend and jamming mate of mine. In addition, he is an extremely talented guitar and bass guitar builder, repairer, customizer, modifier, detailer, as well as a creator and builder of custom guitar and bass effects pedals and processors. It should also be mentioned that he plays a mean and funky bass, and is blessed with great singing pipes too! Jay has his own shop in his home garage in Pittsburgh, Pa. where he currently does all of his guitar, bass, and pedal work.
He is an enthusiastic worker, and this work is greatly enjoyable to him as with any craftsman. It is his vehicle for self-expression and expertise. He is, in my opinion, someone you've got to reach out to if you’re looking to have a custom instrument or pedal built, and certainly for any modifications you may want to make to your instrument. Jay is easy to speak with and definitely does quality work. He can also do routine instrument set ups, and detail work including body work as well as pick-up replacements, knob and jack replacements, and upgrades, etc. His website is currently under construction, but please check out Allman Guitars at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/allmanguitars/info/?tab=overview !!
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Votes3 DateNov 3, 2015

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*Music

Communication via Musical Improvisation

Gedaliah Aronson
I've been thinking a good bit over the years about what i've learned, to this point, about communication through improvising with others musically. To be truthful, this does not only exist in improvisation focused music. but as well within orchestras, and symphonies playing highly arranged and structured music. In other words anything I will say here regarding improvising can be applied in it's own way to heavily orchestrated music and what it takes to be part of an orchestra, symphony, or what have you....
When it really works, that is improvising with others , it works because there is a collective sense that you are all there to be space makers. You're all looking out for each other, looking for each other's voices to be incorporated into the sound. So there is a willingness to forgo an idea of your own, in order to join onto and enhance the idea of another; you become given over to the music and you appreciate the role you "fell" into.
It really is about connecting, and a good verbal conversation is about connecting as well. Often we call it "being on the same page," and there are so many other metophorical terms for it. When there is a genuine striving to understand another to the best of one's ability there is a great joy when you actually get there
So to when playing music with others, there is nothing like creating something with a group of people, all making a compromise, all striving to listen and include each other in the process.
Below are some great videos of wonderful improvisers and group dynamics, hope you enjoy the music! Much Bobby Mcferrin in this mix, what a beautiful improviser and person!

Votes6 DateOct 19, 2015

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*Teachers

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson

Gedaliah Aronson
A close friend of mine shared this with me recently. The person speaking is Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak jacobson who is a world renowned speaker, author,and teacher. Please check out TheYeshiva.net, a site that was launched several years ago by Rabbi Jacobson which features many of his classes (video), and articles, as well as other great speakers and teachers of Judaism, and Jewish Law, and Chassidic philosophy. This video and so many more of Rabbi jacobson's talks are very relevant to both Jews and non-Jews equally.

Votes1 DateOct 4, 2015

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Chillent

Gedaliah Aronson
Forgive me for spotlighting something i'm also very blessed to be a part of, but it is a musical project i'm very excited about. Chillent is Shua Hoexter on alto Saxophone and Wind Synth, Sruli Broocker on Harmonica, Alan Meyers on Keys, jules Coulson on drums, and myself on guitar. Chillent, which is a play on the word Chullent (a hearty stew eaten by Jews on Sabbath), stewed for a while in our minds before we finally came together as a group. We talked about getting something together for several years and finally I believe it was Sruli who really helped us solidify the plans to actually all get together and play; and since then it really has been a blast. We play a big chullent of music both originals and covers including traditional Jewish melodies often arranged in our own way, as well as some of our favorite funk and jazz covers. Below our a few samplings of Chillent, we certainly hope you enjoy! We hope to be recording very soon, G-d willing, we can be found at http://www.Chillentband.com
https://soundcloud.com/chillent

Votes2 DateSep 16, 2015

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Hal Galper

Gedaliah Aronson
The truth is I don't know so much about the biography of the person/video i'm spotlighting, but his words have had an impact on me for several years now. I know Mr. Galper is a music educator and that he played with the great alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderly for a time, as he speaks about briefly in this video. I found out about his videos online through a close friend of mine who sent me a few and I fell in love with several of them, the one I am posting impacted(s) me the most. This video is dedicated to all musicians and to all the people i've been so very blessed to play music with in my life. May this video and Hal Galper's words help free us from the impositions this world can place on our individual creativity, and may we seek to always have fun above all else when we PLAY!
ENJOY!

Votes2 DateAug 31, 2015

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Mark Freeman

Gedaliah Aronson
I found Mark Freeman on Youtube a little over a year ago and it was right when I was in need of some extra help and encouragement in my personal battles with OCD. Mark Freeman is someone who has suffered from OCD , is diagnosed with OCD, but has worked very hard and over much time to get to a point in his recovery where he has been compulsion-free for a number of years now. Just a word for everyone's understanding, compulsions are actions or even cognitive activities that an OCD sufferer uses to attempt to control the anxiety that occurs with an obsession (bothersome, repetitive, and/or noxious thought). The truth is that it is the compulsion, the response to an unwanted or disturbing thought which causes the obsession, the repetitive occurrence of the unwanted thought or other trigger of anxiety. So the significance of Mark Freeman being compulsion free for years is quite remarkable, as he has, through much cognitive-behavioral work on his part recovered from OCD. I'm sure the tendency and possibility for relapsing back into OCD activity do remain, but he has retrained his mind and his reactions and relationship with his thoughts and feelings that his norm now is to be free of compulsions, in other words OCD free. He now shares his helpful tools and insights into recovering from OCD via Youtube as well as in writing. His videos are also very helpful for anyone really whether diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or not. I'm very grateful to Mark for sharing his first hand wisdom and insight so generously, may G-d bless him to continue this work and all the endeavors he's involved with! Below is a sample video useful to anyone, and i refer back to this one very frequently!

Votes2 DateAug 20, 2015

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*Music

Butler St. Sessions open stage/Jam night

Gedaliah Aronson
The Butler St. Sessions (at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville) , which I'm very grateful and fortunate to be a part of, is an open stage which grew out of friendships made at another local open stage, no longer in existence, called "Purple Tuesday's" in Squirrel Hill. The Pittsburgh music scene is something really special. The Butler St. Sessions are a great place to see, hear, and experience this. My very dear friends and musical comrades, Dave Busch (Bass), Shawn McGregor (Drums), and Buddy Rieger (Keys) began the Butler St. Sessions in the fall of 2013. For two years Shawn, Buddy, Dave, and myself hosted the sessions each Monday night, but we recently opened it up for different local bands to come in and host each week (the four of us still host 1 monday out of the month). If you live in Pittsburgh and you play, and or love to listen to great and diverse live local music I strongly suggest you check out the Butler St. Sessions. If you play/sing, and for whatever reason are nervous or have some stage fright, the environment at this open stage is very non-competitive and supportive. The sessions are each Monday night from 9:00pm till 1:00am at the Thunderbird Cafe. Below are a few videos of some Jams that took place at the Butler St. Sessions, Enjoy! (The facebook links are also Jams from the Butler St. Sessions)
https://www.facebook.com/gedaliahmattaronson/videos/vob.35102254/10100411009994822/?type=2&theater
https://www.facebook.com/gedaliahmattaronson/videos/vob.35102254/10100470357816312/?type=2&theater
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Votes2 DateJul 16, 2015

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Ruby Bridges

Gedaliah Aronson
I learned yesterday evening that it was Ruby Bridges 60th birthday, consequently I also learned who Ruby Bridges is. I am young still, 33, born in 1981 and did not grow up in the civil rights era; I grew up, thank G-d, quite ignorant of experiencing or seeing racism very much at all and was blessed to be amongst incredible diversity as a kid and through high school. I was not ignorant of racism or that it existed of course, but I was very blessed to have a truly multicultural childhood where racism was not the norm nor close to it. I mention all of this because I am shocked that I had not learned of Ruby or somehow don't remember learning of her in school. I certainly learned of the civil rights movement and of the many heroic figures who were a part of it; but I am shocked that as an American her name was not part of my everyday vocabulary. I don't know if this is anyone else's experience, which is also why I mentioned my youth,but I feel that Ruby and her story should be given far more attention when learning the history of the courageous heros who turned over centuries of injustice; the aftermath of which we are still struggling with in this country to this day. Happy Birthday Ruby and G-d bless you! May the time come when humanity learns that we are really one person!
"In spring of 1960, Bridges was one of six black children in New Orleans to pass the test that determined whether they could go to the all-white school. Two of the six decided to stay at their old school, three were transferred to McDonogh, and Bridges went to a school by herself.
William Frantz Elementary School building in 2010
Ruby was the only one assigned to William Frantz. Her father was initially reluctant, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her own daughter a better education, but to "take this step forward ... for all African-American children." Her mother finally convinced her father to let her go to the school.[4]"
Please read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Bridges

Votes2 DateJul 1, 2015

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*Arts

Yisroel (Sruli) Broocker

Gedaliah Aronson
It's a great pleasure to spotlight a very close personal friend of mine, Srui Broocker ( http://srulibroocker.squarespace.com/ ). Sruli is someone who I feel really lives with and embodies what it means to develop and utilize his personal talents and skills to bring goodness into the world; to make the world a better and more complete place. Sruli is a very talented animator, producer, musician, film maker, manager, story teller, not to mention a wonderful husband and father of 3. I believe it's important to mention, as I know that he would, that Sruli is a Chassid; a disciple and emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (OBM) and a dedicated lifelong student of the Chabad school of Chassidic Philosophy and of the Torah in general. As Chassidic thought teaches that we must develop and utilize all of our G-d given abilities and talents to bring goodness into and reveal G-dliness in the world, I feel that this at the heart of all of Srulis endeavors. Sruli is part of the Shmideo team at http://www.Shmideo.com who were coined by the Huffington Post as "The Jewish Monty Python." Here is an animation done by Sruli to the voice of Rabbi Shais Taub. I am very fortunate to have played music and jammed with Sruli for many years now and we recently formed a band together called Chillent, we can be found at http://www.Chillentband.com . Sruli is a talented harmonica player and improviser and I'm grateful to get to call him one of my true musical brethren and for the opportunity to play in this group together with him. Sruli brings his positive, passionate, and soulful disposition to the music. Sruli is now managing blues guitar master Jimmy D. Lane and has launched a campaign with Jimmy to crowd source a new album Sruli always has something he's thinking about and or working on and I admire him for going after his ideas and goals for the sake of doing good, for being willing to go out there and pursue meaningful projects and take risks, and try new things always for good causes and no matter how successful each project may appear to be or not be. Grateful and delighted to spotlight my dear friend Sruli Broocker.
Here's another example of Sruli's animation work, again with audio from Rabbi Shais Taub as part of Shmideo's "Shais Time" segment
https://vimeo.com/72219779

Votes2 DateJun 17, 2015

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Dr. Jonathan Grayson Ph.D.

Gedaliah Aronson
This is a bit more of a very "close to home" type of spotlight for me. Through my own experiences with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and specifically Exposure Response Prevention therapy (ERP) I came to know of Dr. jonathan Grayson. I was recommended a book of his called Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (A personalized recovery program for living with uncertainty), and I still refer to this book probably on a weekly basis. I personally am open about my OCD because I feel that perhaps this can be helpful for others out there who are less forthright (and have every right to be so), so they know they are not alone; as well as getting the word out about proper treatment and also helping to clarify what OCD is and clear up misconceptions about it.
Jonathan Grayson has been working with OCD sufferers for over 30 years and has written extensively about OCD and it's treatment. A key factor in being an OCD therapist is that there is a generally accepted rule of thumb, that the therapist must be willing to do anything he/she asks the client to do. The video below is an extreme example of Jonathan Grayson doing this as this was basically a 3 day intensive OCD "boot camp" like experience and certainly edited the way the Oprah show wanted and needed to for timing reasons and so forth. To be a therapist specializing in ERP takes dedication, you must be willing to leave the office, to meet clients where they need you. I'm grateful to these people, Thank G-d for them, and this is a spotlight of one of the many doing this work!
http://www.oprah.com/health/Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-Camp-Garbage-and-Germs-Video

Votes1 DateMay 31, 2015

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I'm Okay, You're Okay

Gedaliah Aronson
I've decided to spotlight a book that is very close to my heart and something I continually go back to and utilize the tools within to the best of my ability. By putting the spotlight on the book I'm also intending to put a spotlight on it's author Dr. Thomas A. Harris and his mentor Eric Berne, as well as their development of an extremely useful tool to navigate through communication with yourself and others called Transactional Analysis. Thomas A Harris' book "I'm Okay, You're Okay" presents Transactional Analysis in a very systematic way, a very understandable and user- friendly way, geared toward personal practical application. This book, which was written in 1969 and was a NY TIMES best seller for sometime, is still so relevant today; and the cognitive tool which it teaches, as well as the main subject it addresses, the "not-okay" position and how we deal with it is so screamingly current. This book has been and continues to be a help for me and a very good "friend" to have around; of course by saying so again I acknowledge the author and his efforts to help people understand themselves and others better, as well as helping people to communicate in a non-aggressive manner. He was also addressing and identifying a very real and hot topic still to this day, what is low self esteem and how can we approach it? How can we heal and help others heal from something that is not an uncommon phenomenon and can and does affect all of our relationships and communications with ourselves and others? A great book and tool in my opinion and one that deserves more attention today, perhaps more than ever.

Votes1 DateApr 28, 2015

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Maajid Nawaz

Gedaliah Aronson
I find that browsing youtube videos has become a regular practice for me throughout the week. It's difficult not to spend a great deal of time there, there is just so much accessible media right at your fingertips. Through watching videos there that were somehow related to him, I recently discovered someone who interested me greatly. Maajid Nawaz is a former Islamist radical who now speaks out against extremism; he is the co-founder of the Quillium Foundation http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/about/staff/ a counter extremism think tank based in London. Maajid speaks from experience and with great clarity about what he defines as Islamism, Muslim extremism; as opposed to Islam, the Islamic religion, which is a crucial distinction he says. They seek to create a counter narrative amongst Muslim youth world-wide; that to oppose the extremist narrative which he further defines as an imposition of old European Fascism onto the Islamic religion. To me he is a fresh voice who provides great insight into issues that beg for clarification, and also need brave people like Nawaz to speak out about their experiences and against the extremism they once embraced. Find out more about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maajid_Nawaz . Here is a video clip of Maajid Nawaz speaking at a forum in 2013

Votes3 DateMar 27, 2015

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*Music

Louis Armstrong

Gedaliah Aronson
Louis Armstrong:
About three years ago, I read a Louis Armstrong biography and while I was reading I began to listen to suggested recordings offered by the author (Thank G-d it was all available on youtube, incredible!) I fell in love with the sound of his horn and his phrasing, and his singing, and the child like joy he expressed when he played and sang. I've been listening to a lot of Louis since then and learned a good bit about him. Louis believed strongly that the audience was very much a part of the show, in this regard he is sometimes viewed more as an "entertainer" but i've gotten the sense that in many ways he felt that this is what he was put on this earth to do, to bring others happiness and joy through his music!
Below is a wiki bio as well as a beautiful story about Louis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong

Votes3 DateJan 19, 2015

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Bobby Mcferrin

Gedaliah Aronson
Bobby Mcferrin has been a musical hero of mine ever since I watched a recording of a concert he gave in 1986 called Spontaneous Inventions. I had heard of him of course because of his 1988 hit "Don't Worry Be Happy" , but at the time I found this video I had most likely only heard that one tune. I fell in love with this artist through that concert and further more through the help of a close friend who introduced me to much more of his music. I am choosing Bobby Mcferrin for a spotlight because he stands out out to me as a musician, artist, and performer who seeks to use his craft to bring goodness, kindness, and positivity into the world. Thank G-d, I've been blessed to see Bobby Mcferrin live and it certainly was a beautiful and uplifting experience. Music has the ability to tap into our underlying unity and I feel that Bobby brings people together through his music and his music and performances give us an opportunity to delve into our simplicity, innocence, and joy!
Here is a link to his wiki Bio and a link to a great interview with Bobby Mcferrin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_McFerrin
"Music is so powerful it needs to be used for some type of redeeming work"

Votes2 DateDec 8, 2014


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The Overview Effect

Gedaliah Aronson
I had seen this video many months ago, this post is a follow up on Gary's post "Earth from Space". This video is about what astronauts experience when they look back at Earth from space. This experience was dubbed "The Overview Effect" by author Frank White who is featured in the video below. the Astronauts speak of the experience of seeing ourselves from outside of ourselves, and seeing the unity of the planet as a single whole organism. We really are one world blue, enjoy!

Votes1 DateMay 18, 2015


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