What does Buddhism have to do with rock'n'roll?
Then again, some people think that Zen
Buddhism is about nothing.
Then again, does nothing exist?
Well, American Zen exists. We've got
hate mail and recorded phone messages from angry Mormons to prove
American Zen is about inspiring people.
(To be happy -- to find meaning in our lives.) Coyote's brain was somehow frozen
in time. He still thinks he's living in the "Peace And Love"
flower power years of the late sixties. No matter how hard he tries
to sound modern, his songs still sound like a best hits of The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, Hendrix, The Kinks, Blodwyn Pig, King Crimson, Marc
Bolin & T Rex, Johnny Winter, Mountain, Cream, or The Turtles.
This makes his music very hard to classify without creating a whole
new music genre called "Coyote Tunes."
Coyote wrote the entire album, LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind, in less
than one year. The first four songs of his next album were composed
that first year in Utah also. At the time of this writing, we are
halfway done recording this second album.
With each album of this 8 album / 8 LEVEL
series, Coyote and his bandmates will pursue enlightenment and hopefully
impress all of us.
This FIRST LEVEL, consisting of 11 poems
and 11 songs on their debut CD, represents Coyote's first steps
toward "Peace Of Mind," or nirvana, as most people refer
Coyote was doing a lot of poetry readings
that year also. This taught him to deliver his poetry in an unemotional,
collegiate manner as recorded on the CD. "I was both competing
with Mormon poets and trying real hard not to upset them. I chose
poems that would not get me tarred-and-feathered. Now that I'm back
in California I'm anxious to take my poetry to the next level also,"
explains Coyote in an apologetic tone.
Coyote's first step towards his new poetry
performance style can be heard in American Zen's newly recorded
song, "I Am Not From Here," which features Coyote singing/rapping
his poetry as Steve pounds on a tom-tom in Coyote's kitchen.
OF AMERICAN ZEN
1 = Peace Of Mind
PDF Poetry Book
Phase 1 - Utah
LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind
This FIRST BATCH of American Zen's CD, LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind,
has a photo of Coyote on the cover. His eyes are UNCOVERED. All
future releases will have the FBI CENSORSHIP SUNGLASSES across Coyote's