5/10/2023 2 Comments
102. When You Make Beauty
Notes: Mo Washburn is a somatic healer, among other wonderful things, and this song brings me into intimate, joyful, aware-of-miracles kind of connection with my own body. I love the way singing the words "my mouth" pulls me into awareness of the physicality of singing; I love thinking about what it means to feed the holy... what is the holy, really? What does it mean to feed it, to grow what is holy? The close harmonies feel like I'm being held in the song... and the way it gathers urgency around the words, "the holy being fed" by pushing ahead rhythmically feels so good to me. Here's a song I can lean on!
Songwriter Info: Mo Washburn (they/them) is an integrative bodyworker, doula, song tender and community web weaver. they cherish working with folks in the field of building and remembering connection~with their bodies, with song, with each other, the unseen, and with the earth. they passionately value slowness, deep listening, singing together, and they love savoring delicious meals with kin.
Sharing Info: Please share this song far and wide, it wants to be sung.
Mo's Website: www.mowashburn.com
Mo's Bandcamp: https://mogather.bandcamp.com/album/gather
Mo's Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1nCTliEzzWW59C8FiRwCSZ
Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:03:02
Start time of reprise: 00:14:40
Nuts & Bolts: 12:8, Major, 3-part harmony
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5/11/2023 12:01:27 pm
Ahhh, this song unlocks something inside of me. I sang it with tears in my eyes and gratitude in my heart. And then Patricia, I read your notes and said a deep yes. As always, thank you.
5/11/2023 04:30:21 pm
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