songs written and performed by a romantic Buddhist.
12 poems written and read by a Kung Fu Cowboy.
Coyote invented his "bass
poetry," on this album. All poems were recorded in
one day. All bass was recorded in one night behind the poetry.
This is the most romantic album of 2008, released on 9/11/2008.
Coyote spent over 2 years learning to play his first drum set, before recording this album. Performing all the instruments in his Tujunga home studio, Coyote performed all instruments "old school" without any looping or sampling. He simply performed each instrument from the beginning to the end, without time to go back and redub or rerecord--with only days left before moving out of his home--with all of his belongings in storage, and nowhere to move to.
All the vocals on the album were cut in a single night. "I had laryngitus for 3 days after I cut those vocals."
With only a few days before his recording studio was to be put in storage, Coyote scrambled for poetry to put on this album. After moving to California, from Utah, one of his Kung Fu students, back in Utah, felt pity (and love) for our Zen hero. She sent him a roundtrip plane ticket to return to Salt Lake City for a week.
When Coyote arrived in Utah, he found a hotel room stocked with enough food for a week.
After returning to California, Coyote and his student kept in daily contact with phone calls and emails. One of those emails became the poem, "1,000 Sorrows For A Love," perhaps the most romantic poem (bass poem), in history. Coyote's vulnerability and passion are intensely expressed, and enhanced further when he put 3 bass tracks behind the poem.
This is the 3rd LEVEL of Coyote's spiritual evolution in American Zen. Rising above the "Christ Killer"s of LEVEL 2, our Zen pup discovers that love conquers all. His acceptance of the Mormons gave him unique insights into the Mormon family life and the benefits ot the Utah pioneer religion, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Although Coyote stopped writing songs about the Mormons, his poetry explains his Universal Mind of all the world's religions. Check out the father and son dialogue, "Let's Go To Church."
LEVEL 3 was also the Original Buddha's rise above the religions of his day. When Shakyamuni Buddha was enlightened under the Bodhi Tree, he was achieving this same LEVEL 3.
Follow the stories, poetry, and spiritual enlightenments of Coyote at www.americanZEN.org
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