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Poems, Guitar and Meditations

Music Podcasts

Sometimes piano, sometimes guitar, sometimes spoken meditation. Thanks for listening. If you have questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, email darkoindex at gmail dot com. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

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United States

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Sometimes piano, sometimes guitar, sometimes spoken meditation. Thanks for listening. If you have questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, email darkoindex at gmail dot com. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Language:

English


Episodes

On Self-Compassion (Reading Jack Kornfield and Reflections on Self-Compassion)

11/17/2023
Self-compassion is complicated for me. I understand I must love my self before I can love anyone else. But that love is not simple and easy. Love for myself is complicated. I value certain aspects of who I am and what I bring to the relationships in my life, my work and my creative projects...but I also get stuck in negative thought cycles. I can spiral. I can ignore my own needs and then become irritable and irritating. In other words, I need more self-compassion. It's a practice. There are days I won't have enough compassion for my body, or my health, or my need for rest, or my desire for fun. There are days I will stumble through. But keeping in mind that self-compassion is a practice, I will keep reminding myself to practice it. Hope you enjoy this episode. Be kind to yourself. The episode starts with a reading of Jack Kornfield's, called Awakening Self-Compassion. https://jackkornfield.com/self-compassion/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:24:27

Readings: On Equanimity and Balance

11/6/2023
In this episode, I read and reflect on the Buddhist concept of Equanimity. In short, equanimity is about finding balance and protecting yourself from attaching to external forces like praise and blame, fame and disrepute, pleasure and pain, or gain and loss. Alongside the reading: sounds of a Tibetan singing bowl. Though I will not attach to the results of putting this episode out, I will send out hopes that anyone who listens may find fleeting moments of peace, calm or balance. For more on equanimity, check out: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/article/cultivating-equanimity-2/ Thanks for listening, Jonah --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:25:19

Weird Fishes Instrumental Guitar and other guitar tracks

6/26/2023
Fun with familiar Radiohead chords and effects --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:12:09

Three Songs (Two Instrumentals and "We Turned Six")

6/26/2023
1. Cascading (instrumental - amplified acoustic guitar) 2. Sunday Morning (instrumental - amplified acoustic guitar) 3. We Turned Six (keyboards and vocals) --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:13:06

Walking Meditation (Being Sick, Watching NBA Playoffs With Young Child, Mother's Day, Political Fears)

5/18/2023
Walking Meditation (Being Sick, Watching NBA Playoffs With Young Child, Mother's Day, Political Fears) --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:09:37

Pop Covers: Steal My Sunshine by Len and 2 Original Instrumentals

4/20/2023
Remember the pop hit "Steal My Sunshine" by Len? I took some of the sparkle out and added some droning guitar. Also...two instrumentals. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:13:33

Covers - Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds and 5 others

4/13/2023
Acoustic Covers 1. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds 2. Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung 3. Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads 4. Horse With No Name - America 5. Shelter From the Storm- Bob Dylan 6. Steal My Sunshine - Len --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:31:02

Covers (Everybody Have Fun Tonight: Wang Chung...and two others

4/12/2023
Fun covering more pop and rock songs. 1. Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung 2. The Bottom of It by Fruit Bats 3. Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:16:16

"Hey Hey My My" "Heart of Gold" "Long May You Run" and "Horse With No Name" Acoustic covers

3/31/2023
Three Neil Young tunes and America's "Horse With No Name." --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:03:45

Meditation Appointment at the Beach

3/31/2023
Hear the waves. Calm your mind. Almost. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:09:49

Piano Loop and Other instrumentals

3/23/2023
A piano motif looped with effects. And other Instrumental tracks. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:15:05

New Instrumental (Slow Breakfast)

3/20/2023
Sampled Rhodes loop with amplified acoustic guitar and some crackling samples. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:12:10

20-Minute Instrumental for Relaxation and Sleep (Tongue Drum and Atmospheric Pads)

3/18/2023
These sounds aim to support relaxation. The track is based around a tongue drum melody with added effects and two atmospheric pad samples from the site Samplefocus.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:22:48

Four Covers (I Walk the Earth, I'm Set Free, Simple Twist of Fate and Speed of the Sound of Loneliness)

3/1/2023
"I Walk the Earth" by King Biscuit Time/Steve Mason, No Style, 2000 "I'm Set Free" by The Velvet Underground, self-titled, 1969 "Simple Twist of Fate" by Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks, 1975 "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" by John Prine, German Afternoons. 1986 recorded by Jonah Hall, 2022 jonahhall.bandcamp.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Gravity Rides Everything, Fire It Up-Modest Mouse; Big Dipper-Built to Spill, Rudie Can't Fail-Clash

3/1/2023
"Gravity Rides Everything" Modest Mouse, "Fire It Up" Modest Mouse, "Big Dipper" Built to Spill, "Rudie Can't Fail" The Clash --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

"Cerrito Shuffle" an original song

3/1/2023
Started with a bass line. Looped it. Found a drum sample. Edited and looped it. Added a guitar riff on top. Finished with vocals. All in all, experiments in putting together a song with four tracks. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:16:41

Considering the Future with RH (Legos, Fears of Changing Voice, Growing Taller)

2/25/2023
Big picture questions with my 5 year-old. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:06:54

Walking Meditation: In the Hospital (Aging Parents, Mortality and Acceptance)

2/14/2023
A short walking meditation reflecting on health, mortality, and aging parents. Then a cover of "Heaven" by The Talking Heads. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:20:07

Piano Cello Atmospheric Loop for Sleep

1/31/2023
This started woth a piano riff. I used samplefocus.com for cello. I added a second cello track with a slightly higher pitch. Then I added an atmospheric pad sample for a dreamy effect. This one might help you drift off to sleep. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:33:16

Walking Meditation on Self-Compassion

1/21/2023
Walking and talking about Self-compassion. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jonah-hall/support

Duration:00:11:19