People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Images, Soul of America
People Say It’s Ok But It Isn’t

‘… I see a lot of loneliness, desperation and anxiety out there. People say their lives are OK
but their faces tell a different story.’

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series …

You Have No Reason to Hate Me

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Images, News, Soul of America
You Have No Reason to Hate Me

In this journey that lies before me to find and witness the #SoulOfAmerica, I imagine there will be challenging times. Included in this will be the cameras exposure to the subject of racism and hate. Because it exists. Sometimes visible, often hidden.

As we travel the country, I imagine the camera will end up catching its visceral experience from both sides. The giver of hate, and its unwilling recipient. Having such experience in the full exposure of light for all to see beyond simply the idea of it will be useful at the very least.

An image from the ‘Square Portrait’ Soul of America Series … …

The US Congress Should Pay Attention to Evelyn

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Films, News, Soul of America

On this particular day, I imagine US Leadership might do well to listen to these few minutes of Evelyn, 98.

#HouseOfRepresentatives #Senate #USCongress

‘I have been so fortunate in my 98 years but now I look at my country and I’m almost ashamed that we let such hypocrites make decisions for the masses of people who are good. But I am here for something. I am not ready to go. What an opportunity a human life is.’

See the 2 minute film …

Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Events, Films, News, Soul of America
Raw, Unchecked, Truthful American Inner Voices

Raw, unchecked, truthful inner voices from the Tucson leg of the Soul of America Tour. Hate to Compassion, Overwhelm to Fierce Love, Profound Sadness and more …

Mr Askew I Believe You Might Be An Itinerant Confessor

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Last Summer I spent a week on an Island in British Colombia with a gang of unacceptable thinkers. Unacceptable to the status quo that is. During dinner one evening RUPERT SHELDRAKE, the renowned and unacceptable Biologist, stopped the conversation at the table with these few words ‘Mr Askew, I believe you might be an itinerant confessor.’

I’m off to Tucson tomorrow on the first leg of the search for the SOUL OF AMERICA. Perhaps Rupert was right. Perhaps my role is as an itinerant confessor. To the inner voice of a Nation. Witnessed and caught on film for all to see.

Guitar for the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Audio, Guitar, Soul of America
Guitar for the Soul of America

I imagine that this search for the Soul of America and the many and diverse inner voices I shall share with you through film will require me to record many more original guitar pieces. This does not appear to be a hardship …

The American Voice We Ignore

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News, Soul of America
The American Voice We Ignore

I recently heard an intelligent radio program. About the divide in America and what might be done to bring the Nation together. You know the type of considered program. Intelligent views from a number of ‘sides’. But they were views. They were opinions. They absorbed the mind in extravagant possibility. But views and opinions shall never recognize their opposites. They shall never resolve conflict. At best they might agree to live alongside each other. To tolerate …

A First Step into the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in News, Soul of America

Tuscon, next week. I am thinking that this is one of my more unhinged ideas. I have made the decision to capture the Soul of America on film.

I have an idea that to find the Soul of anything one needs to get utterly lost. To simply start somewhere, and take each step as it appears. And so I have picked a random City in which to start. Somewhere I have never been, somewhere where I know close to no-one …

Might the Conflict Series have been a Forerunner to the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Films, Soul of America

It was pointed out by more than one viewer that the new SOUL OF AMERICA Project had a forerunner. Or so they said – the Klamath Human Conflict Series I made a few years ago. In some sense, those viewers may have a point. Here is the trailer for that Series. It should give you a sense of the tone of voice …

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is Coming to Tucson Arizona

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events, News, Soul of America

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is coming to Tucson, Arizona.

26-30 April 2017.

More details to come …

A Kinder America

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Films, Soul of America
A Kinder America

In the search for the Soul of America I know the voice that will point us there has a very particular tone. Such tone comes from a place beyond the opinion of right and wrong. From presence without need to convince.

Michael spoke with such a tone. This fragment is a piece in an extraordinary puzzle …

The Search for the Soul of America Has Taken a First Step

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in News, Soul of America
The Search for the Soul of America Has Taken a First Step

This transformational journey of sheer exploration is just getting underway. I have a distinct notion of where and how to look, but exploration is exploration. It has to suspend all believe and opinion, then venture down blind alleys and around darkened corners in order to find truth …

For Inauguration Day. The Black Mist

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Poetry, Soul of America

As the people railed against
the most obvious acts of
dark spoken violence,

they missed the black mist
that encircled the world …

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