ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Monday, October 25, 2010


From KC's Lipstick Ranch blog post, Wednesday, October 20th:

"There's not a whole lot of folks in the world who know about this Colorado Collage Conference with Jenny Doh and Sarah Fishburn, The Faith-based Conference...Imagination Congregation is a well-kept secret....and Rebecca Ersfeld (of Vintage Living fame) is joining me in March for this vision of mine.

So how do we get the word out about these special, (limited to only 25 folks) events? How about if I told you that I am collaging a box, as we speak. In that box will be special goodies packed just for you from the studios of Jenny Doh, Sarah Fishburn, Rebecca Ersfeld and Yours Truly. Talk about Christmas coming early! I can't wait to see what they put in the box! Oh I love surprises!

So take a peek at these 2 amazing events and tell your friends in a blog with a link to www.studioretreats.ning.com (or e-mail to your list)...write back here and let me know you did that (with a link to your gushing words) and you are in the drawing. I will ask one of these wonderful women to draw a name on October 30th.

Thanks my friends....

You see...I have a vision...and you are in it.

Love you. Mean it."

Me, too. I mean, Love you! And hope ya win... 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Don't you make no lifer outta me...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Can the child in my heart rise above?

Landslide - Stevie Nicks

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You have climbed the hills with me

Since You Asked - Judy Collins

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I can't do what ten people tell me to do

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

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Monday, October 18, 2010

11 days in...

11 days in...12 to go. I hope you all have been listening to these snippets of musical craziness, delight, and evocation with an open ear, heart, and mind! I hope I have reminded you how much you loved something (or someone) and introduced you to someone else who made you laugh, or cry, or nod your head...

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Some Exquisite Noise for a rainy Monday

Tutti Frutti - Fishtank Ensemble

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Jazz after hours

Naima - John Coltrane

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Chinese music under Banyan trees

Aja - Steely Dan

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

If you need me, call me

Ain't No Mountain High Enough as performed by Diana Ross

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Be Courageous and Be Brave

Forever Young - Rod Stewart
(this one's for you, Mum)

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In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

An elephant never forgets

People Got A Lotta Nerve - Neko Case

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Burning like an angel who has heaven in reprieve

Dance with Me, covered by Nouvelle Vague

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When you are alone at night you search yourself for all the things that you believe are right

Perfect Kiss - New Order

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Friday, October 15, 2010

The summer had inhaled and held its breath too long

Comin' Back to Me - Jefferson Airplane

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The room was humming harder

A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

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Touch me with chivalry

December's Boudoir - Laura Nyro

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Have a Jazzy Blue Thursday!

Sweet Home Chicago as performed by Buddy Guy

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Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker

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Alabama, as performed by John Coltrane

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

and I say it's all right

Here Comes the Sun, cover: Richie Havens

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Please share my umbrella

Bus Stop - The Hollies

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You can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train

Early Mornin' Rain, performed by Gordon Lightfoot

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And now for something completely different

I Got You Babe covered by Marianne Faithfull & David Bowie

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Beat your wild & roving wings

Raven Girl - Richard & Mimi Fariña

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All these things that don't change come what may

Four Strong Winds performed by Ian & Sylvia

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Exquisite Noise, cont. (Brought to you by: The Eighties)

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

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What's a boy in love supposed to do?

Oh L'Amour - Erasure

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Over and over

Crimson & Clover, covered by Joan Jett

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Exquisite Noise, cont: One of these days I'm gonna stop my listenin'

Society's Child - Janis Ian

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Tell your childen not to do what I have done

House of the Rising Sun as performed by The Animals

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There's room at the top

Working Class Hero cover - Cyndi Lauper!

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Saturday, October 09, 2010

You're driving me mad

Magnolia as performed by JJ Cale

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My heart needs protection

Lotta Love as performed by Nicolette Larson

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Midnight at the Oasis as performed by Maria Muldaur

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Friday, October 08, 2010

23 days of Exquisite Noise

I Got A Feelin' as performed by Pentangle

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October Song

(Incredible String Band cover)