Volcano, Twit & Gifts


not only does the power of magic mountains dwell in the underworld, but she tells us what to do.
(to say nothing about the fire and lightning that hails from the explosions! see above)
just landed home, still electric and sleepy from the freak of nature event that occurred on my european mini tour in support of OOOM release….
as there was no life casualties, the end result of this chaos, is a beautiful gift for us mere humans. a wake up call from the earth goddess.
check us out with our little plans; trading goods, music tours, airlines to run… we don’t stand a chance if she says “when”. in the midst of the mayhem, in my little world we cancelled a important OSLO, London & chicago shows, lost some sleep and some cash, created delays in Full OOOM mail outs… BUT things of much deeper value came with the chaos: Class of Hope 2010 was formed in Helsinki and a collaborative lo-fi video / rock show made. the wonder talent & force of Amanda Palmer and I were brought together through the volcanic ash and twitter- in our chaotic schedule we had magic time for tea, sleep and guest appearing on one another’s shows in london … well worth landing upside down and walking from Finland to England.


A & M on stage at KOKO doing “Would for You” by Jane’s Addiction -iPhoto by Katie Harkin!

now spring is here and lots of plans being hatched for future OOOM missions…. please stay tuned. i am making plans to come to YOU YOU and YOU x (montreal just received 5 inches of snow today!)

some other fun MAdM Stuff coming down the pipeline..

i have joined forces with some of my FAVORITE music tools, and we’ve created gifts for you!!! please enter to WIN NOISE MACHINES!

HOT TOPIC, the bringers of GOTH to people in need, invited us to play their lunch break at their headquarters in los angeles and it was FUN! here’s the session …. MAdM on SHOCKHOUND!

art work from “Crack the Skye” by Mastodon….
Today i was rushing to pack my bags to leave for toronto via a MASTODON show in a city on the way. crack the skye- mastodon’s concept album about astral travel and much more, is one of my favorite albums of the last decade. i have traveled out of my way to see these guys play this album a lot this year…. i kissed isis goodbye, and the minute i got in the car to drive- i got a text saying the show was cancelled, due to guitar player bill, being hospitalized. i hope he gets well soon- i feel for him, as touring is NOT an easy place to heal the body… that last minute chaos and wrench in my plans, felt familiar… similar to the volcano. disruptive, last minute, unknown, confusing, and something that you have to submit to. i decided to use this extra time to get to this long overdue blog and catch up on emails…… the moment i sat down, this odd email was forwarded to me from my coffee friend NORA. i guess she knew it would resonate. i don’t know much (yet) about this fellow human who claims he is transmitting communications from an alien force in another dimension… but it also felt familiar. this self called “SOUND HEALER” is reporting that we are entering a CHAOTIC NODE in the celestial planes, which is affecting our bodies and earth. he speaks of an energy flow similar to our human body meridian nodes (chakras), that are paralelled in the earth and her energy lines. as volcanoes and earthquakes occur and travel through those energy lines, they are reflected in our own bodies… some of his words:

“The Earth has her own grid or grid-work of subtle energy channels. Some of these are called ley lines. They are conduits for the flow of subtle energy through Earth’s body, similar to your own subtle energy channels. But, of course, the energies that move through the Earth’s subtle energy channels are much more massive than those energies that move through your body. But there is, nonetheless, a relationship between your meridians/nadis and the ley lines of your planet.”

he goes on to explain, that despite the difficulties on our 3-D planet, there are inner opportunities happening within the chaos….
“We understand and appreciate the dire consequences of earthquake and volcanic activity on your three-dimensional reality, but we wish you to know that these same events create energetic openings, evolutionary portals that you can enter.”

and gives advise on how we can connect / benefit from these profound portals and times….
“These are times when Earth herself is shifting levels of planetary consciousness, and you can ride on her coattails, so to speak. Since the planet is shifting consciousness herself, you can enter into deeply profound states of consciousness in these moments. Our advice is to let the world go and surrender to the experience of falling into yourself. Some of you will enter inner worlds of reality that have immense healing and nourishing effects.”

he ends with describing some sounds he has been channeling during this, that are available on a CD called “Ascension Codes”, that reflect and can help us with this passage into the chaotic node ….
“With this communication we are releasing the Heart Dimensional Attunement. This is an unusual attunement, for it comes from the future and an energetic of Earth that is not yet in your present time.
This ascension code will help your heart to stabilize and find solace and comfort from a future aspect of your Earth. It’s purpose is to help sustain you through the chaotic and volatile events that are unfolding before you. ”
hmmmmmm. again, i just came across this newsletter today. i do not know this man, nor to i endorse what he is saying, i am simply saying, that it felt very familiar. more info: http://tomkenyon.com/

i am always looking for the connection. since i was a young girl trying to comprehend infinity in the sky, i have understood that one of my favorite things to do, is find ORDER in CHAOS. writing a song among endless available chord progressions or words, taking a photo, and seeing systems and a clear emotional grid work in life decisions. it’s the way i am wired. this odd newsletter sent chills down my spine and made me think. connect the dots:
i just released an album and film that start with a HEARTBEAT, and act as invitations for you leave your mind behind, and transcend into the inner heart and language of dreams world … an invitation to join in a collective multi media experience called OOOM in 2010………. possibly even find some healing in it, as i did while making it.
pure bliss – holding mic for “amanda-does-radiohead-on-ukelele” number…. photo by FAYE LEWIS

i do not mean to alienate any of you realists out there (no PUN intended) with this NEW AGE Futurist blog entry, but i am just being transparent and honest in this here blog of mine ….. that’s why it’s here. xoxo

the future has arrived. it’s a pleasure to see you again.


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7 Responses to “Volcano, Twit & Gifts”

  1. MarkAnthony says:

    we are not “partakers of brewers grain” we travellers in sound
    we live lives plain and extra – ordinary, linked and far removed
    never stop trying to link our hearts in song
    never stay too long from our shores again

    there are patterns woven in the smallest things we do … its not fatalism when we say there is a plan .. its our faith to say we hold the pen

  2. NicotineLove says:

    Another fascinating and thought-provoking post. Sorry you missed the Mastodon concert but glad it gave you time to rest and recuperate after your hectic globe-trotting tour spreading the OOOM. We miss you so much in England already – hurry back!! 🙂

  3. Itziar (@itxicat) says:

    Not a coincidence that this magic year of 2010 started with a blue moon and a communal #ilovelife chat, uh?
    Something is certainly going on, and I’m so grateful to be on that carpet ride. xxx

  4. Amal says:

    This blog will be in my head all day knw:)
    Peace 2 the future…….

  5. Amal says:

    U have awesome taste in music:)

  6. Folias says:

    melissa, you just have to be honest to yourself. writing is healing and reading your honest blog posts heals me too.

    consider Portugal on your next tour?

  7. TM-SvenSven says:

    Was a pleasure working with you and Amanda at Koko. Hope to see you at those festivals we talked about!
    Where do I send the pictures?


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