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PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Columns | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

PEOPLE THINKING THOUGHTS ON THINGS SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

A Symphony Of The Mind

"We are all in transition, at every moment. Part of the artist-'shaman'-musician’s job is to help us through this endless series of transformations. To use our non-binary mindsets to help our materialist friends acclimate to the idea that 'the journey is home'."

Things To Do When You Pick Up A Guitar

"Look around at the people in front of you, if any, or the animals, plants, air molecules. Try to get a feel for them without passing judgement or drawing any major conclusions."

Astrology For Guitar

"One day in Los Angeles (February 3rd 2014 from the looks of things) it occurred to me to assign a note to each of the 12 Western astrological signs."

Remember To Breathe

"In the late 1990s I started having mini-meltdowns inside my head as I played: whether this or that was the right note to play next, whether everyone in the room hated the note I was playing now & thus perhaps hated me by extension."

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Original Obsessions: “Late Morning When the World Burns” by Shamala Gallagher

Original Obsessions seeks to discover the origins of writerly curiosity -- the gestation and development of these imaginings -- focusing on early fixations that burrowed into an author's psyche and that reappear in their current book. In this installment, Tarpaulin Sky interviews Shamala Gallagher, author of Late Morning When the World Burns.

Guitar Astrology For Greta Thunberg

5-Track performs and discusses guitar interpretations of both Greta Thunberg’s astrology chart and the position of the stars at the time that he composed this essay: September 11, 2019.