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What local bands or musicians have captured your attention at the moment?

LocalT_christCSFires Fury. Great three-piece band, awesome people.

Christopher Czech
Santa Cruz | Solar Installer


 

 

 

 

LocalT_patRPoor House. They play celtic music, a lot of originals and they’re really good. The Broken String Band. They play a lot of originals and some covers. And the South Street Ramblers are really good, and the Lords of Green Bush, and Jon Miller.

Pat Ring

Santa Cruz | Bartender

 

 

 

 

LocalT_ezraSambaDá. It's Brazilian music—and a guy in the band was one of my capoeira teachers in school.

Ezra Hapner
Santa Cruz | 3rd Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

LocalT_jessicaA local DJ that’s caught my attention lately is a local guy named Totem, and he's been doing music for a lot of years out in Salt Lake and Wyoming and out here. And he's really been just starting to pick up his stuff and really succeed in making people smile and groove and dance. And that’s the most important thing—is making people move.

Jessica Edens
Santa Cruz | Massage Therapist, Barista

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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