Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Good vibrations

There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
~ Pythagoras
jimmypagemusic.blogspot.com  432HZ cymatic image of music

Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration.  The word derives from the Greek 'kyma' meaning 'billow' or 'wave,' to describe the periodic effects that sound and vibration have on matter.

Here's some food for thought from collective-evolution.com on why you might want to convert your music to a different frequency. The post isn't the only place with info about the notion that maybe you could be getting even more out of your music, but it's a good place to start.

From the website:
"... musical frequencies can alter our own vibrational state. Every expression through sound, emotion or thought holds a specific frequency which influences everything around it—much like a single drop of water can create a larger ripple effect in a large body of water.
"With this concept in mind, let us bring our attention to the frequency of the music we listen to. Most music worldwide has been tuned to A=440 Hz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) promoted it in 1953. However, when looking at the vibratory nature of the universe, it’s possible that this pitch is disharmonious with the natural resonance of nature and may generate negative effects on human behaviour and consciousness."
No wonder so many of us are fascinated by electronic music visualizers.  They aren't the same thing as cymatic visual patterns but we intuitively know that it's the right direction.

Here's a tutorial on how to go about changing the frequency of the music you listen to. It gives instructions for using Audacity (free) and Adobe Audition (paid).  Note that if you're using Audacity, you will want to look at a second video to learn how to create lossless audio files.  Note also that you can try Adobe Audition with a free trial.

Friday, January 16, 2015

If Hermione Were The Main Character In “Harry Potter”

This is brilliant!  I wish they had made this movie instead of the whole Harry Potter series.
Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy.

First book signing NOT

A day late and a dollar short. You've no doubt heard the expression before. I just experienced it firsthand -- but I survived.

Here's my story: I ordered some books so I could sell and sign them at Mage Music: the Blog's debut at the library in town. When checked delivery date, it was for the day after the event. No, no, no, that will never do. So I paid extra for expedited shipping that would get the box of books to me the day before.

You can guess without my saying what happened. Ice and snow on the roads. The local UPS man is amazing at what road conditions he'll brave to get the deliveries through on time, but he can't deliver what he never receives at his end.

I contacted UPS. Got one of those "read responses from menu" customer service types. Oh he's so sorry about the delivery. It seems that UPS screwed up somewhere along the line and the package was delayed. Oh so sorry, nothing he can do. Not even tell me where the box is. 

He suggested that I keep tracking the delivery. The tracking page had not updated in 24 hours. Oh so sorry, nothing he could do about that.

To make a not very long story even shorter, I went to the library event last night without a box of books. I borrowed one from a friend to use as an example. My talk went well. No one seemed shocked that I would write about music or Magick.  

I will say, though, that when a few people said "I want to buy one" it was like little stabs to the heart (or ego) telling them they'd have to order the book from Amazon. Because a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, as long as I'm quoting aphorisms.

The good news is that the library system is buying a bunch of copies for the various branches. The other good news is that when I got home last night, the box of books was waiting in my car where I had parked it before catching a ride to town with my friend yesterday afternoon.

It's all good. I will get to autograph books another day.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Jimmy Page Birthday

We all know whose birthday it is today!  Happy 71st birthday Jimmy Page and MANY MANY more!

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page jimmypagemusic.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Physical Graffiti 2015 pre-order

Physical Graffiti remaster 2015 Deluxe Box Set
Physical Graffiti Deluxe Box Sets now available for pre-order.  The Amazon listings are confusing (for instance, the Format is listed as Audio CD but the package does include the vinyl), so read each page very carefully.

[PS - The Amazon US page is now live although getting links for it is still a problem.  If you picked up the old link I posted here, it apparently still works.  Otherwise use the link below for Amazon US and cross your fingers.]

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Price:£131.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Pre-order Price Guarantee. Learn more.

This title will be released on February 23, 2015. 

Product Description

Led Zeppelin's sixth album, Physical Graffiti is here newly remastered, with an additional CD and LP featuring previously un-released studio outtakes. This super deluxe box set includes:

• CD 1 & 2: Original album newly remastered in vinyl replica sleeves
• CD 3: Companion disc with previously un-released studio outtakes in a new sleeve
• Vinyl 1 & 2: Original album newly remastered in single sleeves replicating the original album on 180 gram vinyl
• Vinyl 3: Companion audio on one LP ( 180 gram vinyl ) in a new sleeve featuring negative artwork based on the original album artwork, and featuring previously un-released studio outtakes
• HD Download card with the original album and companion audio @ 96/24
• LP-sized, individually numbered, high quality print of the original album cover
• Album-sized hardback book (96 pages)

Track Listings

Disc: 1
1. Custard Pie
2. The Rover
3. In My Time Of Dying
4. Houses Of The Holy
5. Trampled Under Foot
6. Kashmir
Disc: 2
1. In The Light
2. Bron - Yr
3. Down By The Seaside
4. Ten Years Gone
5. Night Flight
6. The Wanton Song
7. Boogie With Stu
8. Black Country Woman
9. Sick Again
Disc: 3
1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot - Initial Rough Mix)
2. Sick Again (Early Version)
3. In My Time Of Dying (Initial Rough Mix)
4. Houses Of The Holy (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
5. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light Early Version/In Transit)
6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix)
7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

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Physical Graffiti (Super Deluxe Edition Box CD & LP)

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as a book (paperback and Kindle) with posts from 
May 7, 2012 through November 22, 2014!  
Order yours today from Amazon!

  Deluxe CD 
  Deluxe Vinyl 
  Super Deluxe Box 
Remember, prices will likely drop for pre-orders as the release date approaches! (cool!)

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mage Music book now available

The book has been published!  Mage Music: the Blog is now available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1505648041.

Mage Music: the Blog - now available in paperback

The blurb on Amazon:
Mage Music: the Blog is a compilation of selected posts from jimmypagemusic.blogspot.com of May 7, 2012 through November 22, 2014. The blog was begun with the intention of discussing and analyzing the music of the extraordinary guitarist, Jimmy Page. It evolved into a broader look at the creative nature of Magick and the connection of Magick with music and other forms of art. This book is the text of that blog.
Mage Music: the Blog is not a grimoire. You will find no spells or instructions for making magical objects or invoking entities because the focus is the ur-Magick: the source of the energy and the fundamentals common to all specific practices of Magick. You will, however, find out how to connect with your own Magick, and to appreciate the Magick of the Mage Musician, Jimmy Page.

My next project, I think, might be to make some Oracle cards using the images from this blog.  Stay tuned!

Oh, by the way.  Speaking of Oracle cards - I threw some cards last night using a non-tarot deck I'm fond of, and got a super reading.  I wouldn't ordinarily share such things, but since we're all in this together, here are the cards with a brief, edited explanation.

Mage Music book reading / The Burning Serpent Oracle cards

The Book of Life: Secrets, concealed or revealed Destiny, "what is written." Knowledge, education.

The Red Clover: Something that takes place over time.

The Lily: Wisdom.  Mature man.

The Owl and the Mouse: Communication. Wisdom.

Thursday, January 1, 2015