“Time to Rise” - Rock Music and Mythology. Wisconsin Public Radio Interview with Willi Paul (aka: billy WAWSAW) by Steve Paulson. Planetshifter.com Archives.

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“Time to Rise” - Rock Music and Mythology. Wisconsin Public Radio Interview with Willi Paul (aka: billy WAWSAW) by Steve Paulson. Planetshifter.com Archives.

Take your instinct by the reins
You'd better best to rearrange
What we want and what we need
Has been confused, been confused

- REM

‘REM is a band that utilized many powerful symbols on their record covers, lyrics and sonic symbols. For instance, their release called Green highlights the Earth – but is not green at all but orange! Could be that the planet is no longer green and is dying? From Document, “Finest Work Song” talks about one of the themes in myth and that includes the idea of tradition. ‘Take your instinct by the Reigns’; take the lead. It’s all about getting off your horse and trying something out.’ WP

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Rock music remains one of the great creative carriers of love, protest and hope on this planet. As a soulful marriage of sonic symbols, free speech and sweat, mythology has joined with our triumphant discord to help propel us out of our heads and into the spirit.

Hear me: The power of myth and music are always ready to strengthen our community’s eyes and soul.

Enjoy the ideas and songs:
Play the Interview.

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Bios -

Steve Paulson is the Executive Producer and one of the founders of To the Best of Our Knowledge. He has been a contributing writer for Salon and has written for Slate, Huffington Post and other publications. His radio reports have been broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His book, Atoms and Eden: Conversations on Religion and Science, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

Willi Paul (willipaul1 at gmail.com) lives uncomfortably in the grey spaces between the present and the future, integrating Permaculture, Transition, New Mythology and SpiritNature. Please see his iBook for a summary of his vision work at Planetshifter.com.

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More Myth and Music –

The Reservoir: Rock Music and Mythology - by Willi Paul, PlanetShifter.com Magazine

Geo's Vision Machine - A novella for video, film and song, by Willi Paul

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