Guess what BLOGGERS? Since YOU are interested in me, I am interested in releasing my album to you FIRST! It is now available on Bandcamp (though not announced publicly) for you to download, FOR FREE, to soak in, and even give me some feedback if you’d like! ENJOY!
Listen to it, and if you love it and think it’s worth something, SEND IT TO SOMEONE ELSE. Maybe you even think it’s worth something, and donate a few dollars. Every share and every dollar count. This is a movement. Creating understanding and asking questions. And it starts with music.
When was the last time you listened to an album all the way through from start to finish? Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon? (three times in a row with the wizard of oz?) Was it the Grey Album by Dr Dre? Or maybe…..
I’ve always been so fascinated by conceptual works of art, pun intended. Concepts and missed concepts and misconceptions abound, and sometimes things so serendipitously come together, you’re not even sure it really happened at first. It’s happening to you. And turning you on in a way you never felt possible.
And that’s what I want this new album release to do for the listener. To start them on a journey of thinking, and spin them out into infinity and back again feeling stronger and more beautiful every second. Planting, seeding, sewing, dreaming up new schemes.
So imagine that, you know nothing. You sit down, and you have no idea where it’s about to take you. All you know, is that it starts with this Goddess, Saraswati. Who is the Hundi entity of knowledge, sound, creativity and song. And you push play.
The first track, Saraswati, explains this divine image’s work within the Hindu construct, and is a continuous channel for this divine energy to come through and shine. It is, whatever you make it to be. We should all embrace our inner diva goddess and celebrate our divinity. Saraswati gives us permission to be wildly creative, and enjoyably odd in our own skin. Embrace it. Ole!
The 2nd Track, along with the 3 other Charlie/Chuckey/Charles Bradley interludes mixed by Purusa, represent the reverse-commercial interludes of the album. Creating space for one to not be overridden by messages, but to process that which has been put forth. Today’s Bradley mix is being brought to you by the letter Q, as in Quinly. Pay attention. They fly by pretty quickly these days, those moments of clarity.
Bringing us to Track 3, All on Black – A dustup cover of Alkaline Trio’s song done to an Evil Bastards glitch hop track. We’ve been in a dark dark place. Not everything is pretty. Moderation is key. And sometimes, the Pheonix must die to be risen again brand new from the ashes…. like the shedding of our skin …. we are all brand new every day, and we have all killed off parts of ourselves that no longer served our highest good.
Track 4 – Fast Forward Rewind – an sharp Ode to generation overdose. Matters not to be taken lightly…. but sung about with great conviction, and destitute. This song began as a tribute to a young man who didn’t know how much he had to offer, like so many of us troubleshoot daily. You are special. What you do matters. This song in the album is where we admit to what has not been working in the past, and commit to not ignoring it in the future. Dealing with your shit, from way back in the day if you need to, so you can move forward with a clean consciousness and resolute attitude.
Scary Tale is a transcendental reminder of the darker sides of even brighter lights…. beginning with our childhood and moving into our sexuality, this combined spoken word piece gives us permission to be empowered. To be open. To be FREE. No matter your age or shoe size. Or chest size. This song is a cultural examination of the path that led us so far down this rabbit hole in the first place…. from advertising cartoons to childhood ruins, as we grow up and out, we grow to understand that our environment plays such a huge part in how we are sharped today, individually and collectively.
Left Turn – the AH HA moment of the compilation. Our Day of Atonement has arrived. Every day can be a day of atonement, with its own attitude and charm. This particular track is a freestyle piece that is often sung differently every time. It’s general theme is about owning your power and freedom, and not being afraid to proclaim “this is what I’m here to do!” So mote it be.
ReVerb turns us onto the beauty of wordplay poetica, a sample remixed from a Charles Bradley tune. If I was a reverb, I’d spin in absurd days, and play disturbed games, mostly on thursdays…. This song serves as an attempt to reintroduce myself, as not only the misconception you thought you knew, . I am not limited to one specific thing. I am you. I am consciousness. You are Sara Glass. We can channel Saraswati, should we choose to. We can do WHATEVER we want to! (Always with love)
Holy Days – So what does it mean to have a holy day, and honor it? Full moon gatherings and solstices are coming on strong. Mercury Retrograde getting along. Taking us to the Insomniac Olympics, our focal point and climax of the album. Here, is where we stop, and really observe, just what is going on. God is a Verb, that’s just what I heard. And we all have a story to tell…
Devil’s Soul moves into just what embarking on such sacraments can lead to…. lust and love and all of the above. And somewhere down the rabbit hole, let it Beatles take you back over the rainbow to an ending of unique proportions. One of the first things I wrote as a young writer in college, was my Eulogy. I’d like to dedicate this album, to the man who will read it someday.
NamastE. And THANK YOU for listening. Now please, GO, share it with someone else! Keep the message alive…
“I believe in true love, in free love and equality for everyone inside that love. I believe. In the power. Of Love”