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Mp3 of the song "Yeti" (11 minutes) $.99 cents - Do the mythic beings known as Yeti or Sasquatch actually exist? Or are they just a hidden or forgotten part of ourselves? Or both? This song asks those questions.

In deeply forested wilds of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, there is a hidden presence, sentient, knowing, watching from hidden places. Some people call them Yeti or “Sasquatch” as Native Americans say.

This rarified being spoken of by peoples throughout the world is said to be an ancient form of human being, preceding all-too-often inhumane “human beings” dominating beleaguered earth today. Widely thought of as a  “primitive” human, there is reason to believe that “Yetii” (plural Yeti) lived through many cycles of ice-ages on earth, and though not developed as ‘civilized’ in any outward sense (are we?) were instead more linguistically, animistically, psychically and ceremonially as a whole far more evolved us.

 “Yeti” is not a song about a “lost” (are they really?) human brethren, Yeti” is a paean of love about a forgotten human kindness, often eluding so-called “human beings” inhabiting earth today. “Yeti” is a metaphor of the lost yet most essential “humanness” that is the essence of what makes (some of us) “homo sapiens” (literally: “wisdom-serpents); Loving-Kindness; Wise-knowing; these are the attributes of a genuine human being. The rest, as Wilhelm Reich would say, are merely “homo normalis”.

 In this time of gathering human darkness, laying the ground for reawakened humanity, “yeti” is a song of invocation, evoking the spirit of love, wisdom and kindness. It is a song of strength in affirming our deepest and highest humanity, our sacred birthright: wisdom, kindness and love for all the living and all that lives.

This song features the exquisitely soulful and subtle guitar styling’s of Keeth Apgar (www.harmonicapocket.com) with myself on all vocals.

To get an Mp3 of the Song "Yeti" for $.99cents  (9minutes) click on image below:

Marco Zonka: Yeti

Mp3 of "Thunder Over Varanasi" (7 minutes) $ 99 cents. - An invocation of rain and thunder, and the wisdom and courage to make frutful its somtimes fatal onslaught.

Thunder over Varanasi

The city of Benares/Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the known world.

Steeped in eons of history disappearing into the mists of ancient human experience, Varanasi is wreathed by the holy Mother River Ganga, gracing her rising and sinking temples like a necklace of shimmering beauty, and seething also with sorrow. In the holy city, as it has for thousands of years, human beauty and majesty lives and breathes beside human suffering and indignity on a scale challenges the heart and boggles the mind.

Ma Ganga, Holy Mother of all Rivers; elephants bathe in her dark velvety waters even as bodies of children float by, face down; in the dusk light, garlands of fresh flowers and candles on floating leaves, tokens of prayers and dreams of unseen multitudes upstream, are carried slowly downstream; exquisite perfumes and oils on floating effigies of Gods mix with human and animal effluent, all of it drifting away toward the unseen ocean beyond the distant horizon; all of it a living breathing metaphor of the human experience.

“India does not exist for herself alone; India exists for the whole world” as Mahatma Gandhi once said.

 And that is especially true of Varanasi, crown jewel of North India, a city where ancient past and modern present meet for tea everyday; iron in the blacksmiths hearth rings out --molten and glowing-- under hammer blows of the blacksmith, as it has for a thousand years, next door to the cell phone shop, where a trendy young man, impeccably dressed in Western attire, demonstrates the latest programming features in the very a cutting-edge mobile.

When thunder clouds form and explode with lightening over this sacred city, sheets of rain follow, washing away all manner of excess and human and animal detritus, purifying the air and earth, and also cleansing the hearts and minds of all who live here, loving and fearing the cycles of flood and famine that are the life blood, and returning death and rebirth, of this seething human organism known also as “The Eternal City.”

This song, based on the Hindustani Raga/melody known as Raga Megh, evokes the power of thunder and the torrential rain of heaven, both fruitful and the fatal that is the life’s blood of this of this blessedly beautiful city. Sitting on the floodplains of the river Ganga, where Shiva’s heavenly generosity floods Ma Ganga’s bosom with life-giving water, River Ganga bursts forth from her banks across the wide river basin around Varanasi, to re-fertilize her soil every spring, while also taking a lethal toll on the elderly and the young and infirm, her life giving waters also life-taking as well.

 “Thunder over Varanasi” calls forth the power of heaven to bring forth new life, its heroic pathos evocative of the power of nature and the living spirit within us, its stately rhythm reminiscent of the walk of elephants, carrying all earthly patrons along the road of beauty, sorrow, joy and illusion; our souls journey of awakening through this exquisitely miraculous and mysterious world.

 “Thunder Over Varanasi” features the sublime vocal imagination and sitar artistry of Deobrat Mishra of Varanasi; the beautiful and lively rhythmic guitar phrasings and of Keeth Apgar of Port Townsend Washington, and myself on percussion and supporting vocals. This song is an authentic “East/West” vintage, literally the play of one afternoon together in a home studio in Seattle; please savor it as a rare feast of delicious sound-food for heart and soul.

Mp3 of "Thunder over Varanasi" (6 minutes) $.99 cents

 

Marco Zonka: Thunder Over Varanasi

An Mp3 of the song "YahwehAllah!" (13 minutes) $.99 cents - Celebrating the OneSpirit giving light & life to all things living & loving!

About YahwehAllah!

The full name of this song is “Yahweh-Allah-Oum-Dei-Jah!”

a combination of sacred names from Judeo-Christian, Islam, Sanskrit, Latin, & Carribio-Jamaican sources, and celebrating “making a joyful sound” using ALL the beautiful names of the Living Spirit, giving light and life to all things and all worlds.

 Please join all loving people of Mother Earth in rejoicing with the Living Spirit, animating and enlivening ALL people everywhere, by any and all of his/her “sacred names”. And enjoy for yourself and those you love the spirit of celebration and unity of feeling this song evokes.“YawehAllahOumDeiJah!” is a celebration of the Living One/God by any all of His/Her beautiful names!

This song features the late-great maestro extraordinaire Randy Mead on intertwining/serpentine Saxophones and keys, vocalists Jennifer Youngdahl and Stazya Richman on supporting vocals, and myself on percussion, keys, and all male vocals.

Mp3 of the song "Yahwehallah" (13 minutes) .99 cents, click image below

 

Marco Zonka: Yahwehallah!

Mp3 of "Planets of the Sun" (6min) $.99 - What goes around comes around again and again and again! If you missed out on love and/or enlightenment on your last 100 incarnations, be sure to be alert for it this time around!

About Planets of the Sun

“Planets of the Sun”, in a soft and sensually seductive jazz feel, tells a story of love lost, temporal yet eternal, using the metaphor of planetary orbits around a single central sun. As all love and lovers revolve around the radiant source of ALL LOVE— the delicious agony of love touched upon and lost in the mists of time is known sooner or later by all who have the courage to love!

Drink the rich dark wine of your sweet sorrow, beloved!Be emotionally courageous!It is the living proof of a loving heart!Love is never lost, true and knowing lover!All love that is found is anchored there in the fabric of the living spirit, and is found again there, forever!

Mp3 of the song "Planets of the Sun" (7minutes) $.99 cents, click image below

 

Marco Zonka: Planets of the Sun