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Musical Therapy Larry Saidman
Bruce Springsteen once said "We learned more from a three-minute record, baby
Than we ever learned in school".
Therapy has been defined as 'guided personal growth', guiding us as we navigate rough waters. Music can help us do that, and in this program we'll explore how.
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Saturdays @ 1100h
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- The Younger Generation, Part 3 Posted: July 31, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.5 Mb - playsheet -
I talk about Millennials, Generation X, Post-Millennials (Generation Z), as well as Boomers. But these distinctions are really all marketing tools. And the differences within the categories are greater than the differences between! I play music that tries to illustrate the different generation stereotypes...starting with "What's the Matter with Kids Today" from Bye Bye Birdie---a 1960 musical. After all, each generation wants to judge and disparage the next one, don't they. Fortunately I'm old enough so there really isn't anybody around to disparage my generation. :)
Episode 142 - The Younger Generation, Part 2 Posted: July 24, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.4 Mb - playsheet -
Impulsivity, rebellion, irresponsibility, cynicism, hope, and the back and forth motion between wanting to grow up and wanting to stay a kid forever! Those are themes in some of the songs from this week's episode.
Episode 141 - The Younger Generation, Part 1 Posted: July 17, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.9 Mb - playsheet -
Lots of disparaging comments we hear about 'Millennials'. We've probably been putting down the latest generation since the beginning of time. So this series will see if it helps us understand the younger generation---and what they are facing. Or whether we're just jealous, wishing we could have that same 'abandonment'. Also I talk a bit about how a therapist would best relate to youthful clients. And, of course, as always, play great music, old and new, of various genres.
The last episode of my series on Querencia. Lots of great music by John Denver, Mac Wiseman, Beck, Ed Peekeekoot, Vitor Ramil, Brynn, Dr. Music, Adele, Jim Lauderdale, Dolly Parton, Darylectones, Dexys, and Paul Simon. Also some information about drums....how they've been a refuge, a form of communication, a source of strength and self definition---and even a weapon.
Lots today for writers.
Querencia comes from the verb 'querer'----which means to desire and to want. How does that connect to the 'safe place' or 'home' definition of querencia?
I quote writer Georgia Heard and her book "Writing Towards Home". She says "in order to feel at home we have to be writing". I play a couple songs as illustrations--of how our songs and stories create a greater sense of identity.
This week you'll hesr about different people's 'querencia'----and how it gives them strength.
More about Querencia--often described as a place of 'belonging'. Some great music...some songs are just fun, others go deeper. But you can hear Pete Seeger calling me a 'damn fool' for attempting to define folk music, as I go back to a 1972 interview I did with him when he played in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium.
Also I talk about cohousing....where you can "find your tribe".
Today....starting a four part series inspired by a bullfighting term....Querencia. Its where the bull finds its power or its 'safe place'. Songs about home, refuge,nsanctuary, and groundedness. And speaking of 'home': lots of Canadian artists.
Episode 136 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 6, More Joy and More Conflict Posted: April 3, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
Over the past 5 weeks I've been playing music celebrating the 'joy' of conflict. Today....songs left over spanning most of the subtopics: disparate elements coming together, collaboration, other forms of conflict resolution, etc. Even one song where significance and insignificance come together.
Episode 135 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 5, Collaboration Tools Posted: March 27, 2018 - 59 minutes - 55.8 Mb - playsheet -
One of the most powerful ways to deal with conflict is through collaboration. We have to first be aware of the 'cost' of not working it out----and if that outweighs the cost of deciding to empathize and negotiate with, and be 'curious' about the person with whom we have conflict, then probably collaboration is the best model. I play songs illustrating these tools---by Harry Belafonte, Beatles, Alanis Morrissette, Jack Johnson, Paul Thorn, David Campbell, Fraser and Debolt, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Cab Calloway, Common Deer, and Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq.
Episode 134 - The Joy of Conflict, Part 4, A Model for Conflict Resolution Posted: March 20, 2018 - 59 minutes - 56.1 Mb - playsheet -
The 'Collaborative Model' of conflict resolution talks about five different ways of dealing with conflict: avoiding, compromising, accommodating, collaborating, and competing. Here I play songs illustrating each one. You'll hear The Fast Romantics, Dory Previn, Tyler Farr, Katie Lee, Maroon 5, John Prine, Jesse Winchester, Rolling Stones, Nancy White, Our Lady Peace, Gord Downie, Joe South, and Wilbert Harrison.