PODCAST #1 of 20 podcasts for CD: Level 1 = Peace Of Mind by American Zen.
The Coyote, of American Zen, hosts and leads a website podcast tour through the lyrics, poetry and webstories: http://www.americanZEN.org
Join "America's First Buddhist Rock Band" on their ROCK OPERA spiritual journey of 8 Levels up the Zen Buddhist ladder of enlightenment. This Southern California FOLK ROCK group includes
Complete podcast series: http://www.CoyoteRadio.TV
The FIRST song of this FIRST podcast of America’s FIRST Buddhist Rock Band starts with the song, “Peace Of Mind #2,” which is the FIRST song on American Zen’s FIRST album, LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind, from Shaolin Records, produced by Richard Del Connor (known as “Richard O’Connor from 1980 to 2007).
All the songs on LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind were written by The Hippy Coyote in the order of the album songs EXCEPT this first song, “Peace Of Mind #2,” which was written after the album was completed and all the songs were recorded. Coyote thought the actual first song of American Zen, “Peace Of Mind,” was too sad to start their spiritual odyssey and wrote this “Peace Of Mind #2” about a recent trip back to his birthplace in Ocean Beach, California, to visit his parents and brothers.
The remainder of the songs were written about Coyote’s relocation to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was not embraced by the Christian Mormons. The Mormons stuck knives in his door with threatening notes, “Go back to California.” They forced employers to fire his wife from her jobs. They petitioned the YWCA to also fire Coyote who was teaching Tai Chi Chuan and Shaolin Kung Fu classes from his newly formed Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Kung Fu school. When the director of the YWCA showed Coyote the letter, she was fired also.
During this episode #1 Coyote leads the podcast audience on a journey of the LEVEL 1 section of the americanZEN.org website. From the homepage, click “ENTER LEVEL 1” to begin your journey beyond superstition.
Each LEVEL of the americanZEN.org website was constructed along with the release of that album created by the band, American Zen. Each LEVEL of the website contains poetry, lyrics from the album, and webstories about the American Zen band members as they get smarter and shed the superstitions they were raised with.
Coyote explains how the first album was recorded in his Utah apartment when the neighbors were gone to work and how the two story hallway leading to his front door was a great place to record his guitar through his Marshall amplifier in the middle of the stairwell.
The Hippy Coyote - AUTHOR at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/The-Hippy-Coyote/e/B008BYAACU
Utah Phase 1 poetry book by The Hippy Coyotehttps://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/utahphase1-R.html
Autumn Flavours poetry book by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote https://www.shaolinrecords.com/RecordStore-R/autumnflavours-R.html
Richard Del Connor - Record Producer website https://www.RichardDelConnor.com
The song “Peace Of Mind #2” is from the album LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind by American Zen https://www.shaolincom.com/American_Zen/Level-1-S.html
The song “Black Of Night” is from the album LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind by American Zen https://www.shaolincom.com/American_Zen/Level-1-S.html
American Zen Official website: https://www.AmericanZen.org
American Zen FACEBOOK page: https://www.Facebook.com/americanzenband
Produced by Richard Del Connor for Shaolin Records. https://www.ShaolinRecords.com
Copyright 1984-2021 Shaolin Communications https://www.ShaolinCOM.com
Music used by permission of Shaolin Records and licensed by Shaolin Music. ASCAP https://www.ShaolinMusic.com
*Note: Coyote mentions a website that no longer exists: “CoyotePodcast.com”. (Sorry.)