Au Naturel, fall in love with a nude...

KMUN Day of the Velvet Voice playlist 25 February 2013- Songs for the Ocean and her passengers

10:00PM The Chapin Sisters “Sea Shanty” from Let Me Go (2007) on Manimal Vinyl Records

10:03PM In Gowan Ring “Moon Over Ocean” composed by B'eirth from The Folklore of the Moon volume 3- Flower Moon (2005) on Some Dark Holler/Hand Eye (

10:08PM Julie Mairs and Chris Stowell “Soft Sea Blue” from Soft Sea Blue (1977) on Harvey Andrews

10:12PM Caedmon “Sea Song” composed by Simon Jacquet from Caedmon (1978) on self-released

10:18PM Donovan “There Is an Ocean” composed by Donovan Leitch from Essence to Essence (1973) on Donovan Discs

10:23PM Wendy & Bonnie “By the Sea” from Genesis (1969) on Skye Records

10:28PM Amazing Blondel “The Paintings / Seascape” from England (1972) on Island

10:35PM Shide & Acorn “Watching a Seagull” from Princess of the Island (1994) on Kissing Spell ( — song recorded in Paris, France, June 1970

10:38PM Beggar's Hill “The Sailor Home From The Sea” from Beggar's Hill (1976) on Moonshine

10:42PM Hedgehog Pie “Fishing Song” from Hedgehog Pie (1975) on Rubber Records

10:47PM In Gowan Ring and Blood Axis “Sea Ritual” from Witch-Hunt: The Rites of Samhain (2001) on Hand/Eye (

10:53PM Gordon Jackson “My Ship, My Star” from Thinking Back (1969) on Marmalade

11:00PM Sandy Denny “The North Star Grassman and the Ravens” composed by Sandy Denny from The North Star Grassman and the Ravens (1971) on A&M Records

11:04PM Michael Troy “Fishboat” from Whispers In the Wind (2002) on Michael Troy

11:07PM Tir Na Nog “Boat Song” from Tir Na Nôg (1971) on Tir Na Nog

11:11PM Baby Whale “The Old Man and Sea” from The Downhill Climb (2002) on Kissing Spell ( — Recorded in 1973

11:16PM Bob Smith “Ocean Song” from The Visit (1970) on Virgo

11:21PM Steeleye Span “Fisherman's Wife” from Hark! the Village Wait (1970) on RCA

11:25PM Frogmorton “Shipwreck” composed by Dave Hardy and Lucy Sharpe from At Last (1976) on Philips

11:27PM My Island Folk Music “The Ellan Vannin Tragedy” composed by Hugh E. Jones from The Ellan Vannin Tragedy

11:33PM Westwind “Fisherman Song” from Love Is... (1970) on Penny Farthing

11:37PM John & Beverley Martyn “THE OCEAN” from Stormbringer! (1970) on Rhino/Warner Bros.

11:42PM In Gowan Ring “Listless Midnight” composed by B'ee from THIS WAY UP CD (POT-35)
(2004) on Ptolemaic Terrascope

11:47PM Book of AM “The Song-Ship Journey's West” from Can Am Des Puig - The Book Of AM, Pts. I & II (2006) on Wah-Wah Records Sound — originally released in December 1978

11:51PM Colin Scot “The Boatman” from Colin Scot (1971) on United Artists Records

11:56PM Gordon Bok “Captive Water” from Other Eyes (2010) on Timberhead Music (

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B'ee performs symbolist folk music at Kala

Should the dew on fleeting bloom in the Moonlit Gardens beckon your secret self, 
gather round the ring of sound and listen with great elan...

Date:  Wednesday, February 20th
Time:  show at 7:30pm, door at 7pm
Location:  Kala, 1017 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR
Cover:  $10 at the door, all ages

As poet, pilgrim, and luthier of Birch Book (and In Gowan Ring), B'ee has developed a homespun sonic tapestry with peculiar richness of vision; recording over a dozen full length albums and performing in over 30 countries worldwide.  Variously labeled 'Wyrd', 'Psychedelic' or 'Avant Folk', Birch Book is rooted in poetic-folk tradition while cultivating an inimitable, self-attuned writing style that prefigured the new psyche-folk movement.  He welcomes all listeners to this intimate gathering, playing both traditional and original music on hand crafted instruments.  

B'ee in Vermont, photo by Jessamyn Grace

KMUN Day of the Velvet Voice playlist 11 February 2013 - Dark Arts Festival Showcase: LIVE sets and interviews with B'ee (Birch Book/In Gowan Ring) & Derek Ecklund (The Columbia River Sound Map/The Sun & Moon Ensemble)

10:00PM Tim Buckley “Valentine Melody” composed by Tim Buckley from Tim Buckley (1966) on Rhino/Elektra

10:04PM Clive's Orignal Band “Soft Touches of Love” composed by Clive Palmer from Spirit of Love (1971) on CBS

10:09PM Leonard Cohen “You Have the Lovers” composed by Leonard Cohen from Canadian Poets 1 (1966) on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

10:13PM Lesley Duncan “LOVE SONG” composed by Lesley Duncan from Sing Children Sing (1971) on CBS

10:17PM B'ee “The Open Door of the Grand Invitation” composed by B'ee from The Music of the Pent Pouch (2010) on Lune Music ( — Live set and interview with B'ee (Birch Book/In Gowan Ring)

10:40PM Laine and Alan “One I Love” from On an Autumn Day (1982) on Coldstream

10:43PM Robin Williamson “Bells Of Rhymney” from The Seed-At-Zero (2000) on ECM Records

10:45PM B'ee “The Open Door of the Grand Invitation” composed by B'ee from The Music of the Pent Pouch (2010) on Lune Music ( — Live set and interview with B'ee (Birch Book/In Gowan Ring)

11:05PM Soriah “Improv set/Interview- Dec 3rd 2012” composed by Enrique Ugalde from Improv set/Interview- Dec 3rd 2012 (2012)

11:12PM Soriah & Ashkelon Sain “Cehui” from Atlan (2009) on Projekt

11:20PM Derek Ecklund, The Columbia River Sound Map “Recordings of Sea Lions in Astoria, OR” — Interview and field recordings with Derek Ecklund

11:27PM Derek Ecklund, The Columbia River Sound Map “Recordings of New Year's Eve Ship Horns in Astoria, OR” — Interview and field recordings with Derek Ecklund

11:34PM The Sun and Moon Ensemble “Improv set” from The Sun and Moon Ensemble  (Derek Ecklund, Cameron Wagner and Jonathan Howitt)

11:49PM Jupiter Music “Various Songs- Jupiter Music” composed by Nate from Jupiter Music (2012)  self released 

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TONITE- Bee (Birch Book/In Gowan Ring) and Derek Ecklund (The Columbia River Sound Map) LIVE

Inamoratos e Inamoratas,

If ever I was to share with you a secret so Orphic, so ingénue, could you tuck it just behind the nape of your neck for safe keeping?  What if I told you that a period of remorseless introversion kept me in mourning behind the Delphinian lace veil of abysmal loss, and only the sibylline sounds of one poet could lift it? Not rescued, but found. Not saved, but seen. Not changed, but remembered…by one who came to me as twin.
The moss that has stretched out below, the aureate honey that drips down the walls, the lucid dreaming that overtakes the senses, the Jasmine that breaths beneath your tongue, the dew on fleeting bloom in moonlit gardens, and the edge of the wood in the eyes of your familiar...

B’ee of Birch Book/In Gowan ring will play LIVE on Day of the Velvet Voice tonite at 10pm PT. This night of craft as we draw down the moon and etch the circle round will be further orchestrated by Sonic Sorcerer Derek Ecklund of The Columbia River Sound Map and The Sun and Moon Ensemble, a cosmic collective including Cameron Wagner (voice and drone) and Jonathan Howitt (percussion) that will leave your epiphysis soaring (as long as you are not drinking our tap water). A missive about Derek's wizardry:
“Using hermetic ideas of the music of the spheres and the sonically intoxicating science of the raga music of India, he (Derek) creates tonal spaces that get inside the listener, bringing the orbit cycles of the planets into frequencies, and projects down into the ears”

Both artists will be playing sets in the upcoming Fort George Dark Arts Festival, which I will also be performing at as well as reading Tarot all day. Tonite’s show will feature additional Dark Arts artists such as Greg Skloff, Shane Bugbee, Soriah (who played a liveset on DotVV 3rd December), Jupiter Øø (who also played a live set on DotVV June 4th), the Easter Island Project and more…

I forbid you to miss this show, and I forbid you even more to miss the Dark Arts Festival…these artists come dawning crowns of copper with lightning bolt under foot.

Find out more about the Fort George Dark Arts festival here

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These FEVER DAMNsels are in anything but distress...and if you don't dig this video as much as I do well, then maybe YOU should move.

For the sake of ART- February 22nd