Guess what the last flood waters brought to the Rainbow Shower from up the mountain?

This is a horn I discovered today, wedged between my Panax trees which mark the boundary between my and the neighbor’s property (which used to be part of the Rainbow Shower until a year ago).

Is it a sheep or a goat horn? A ram or a billy?

Either way, the animal has been dead for a long time. Because the horn is very light and hollow. Maybe I should clean it up and make into a musical instrument? Use it in one of my compositions? Like this horn below being played by a Slovenian shepherd (above).

After all, I found the horn steps away from the place where I buried my Musical Crystal Transceivers Despacho. Maybe the Santa Tierras of the Rainbow Shower want me to use it in one of my recordings?  Ram horn is an ancient Divine sound that goes all the way back to Moses (see below).

Here’s a video the a the sound of a ram horn:

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The Phoenician God Hermes was often represented in ancient art carrying a ram. Zeus, the greatest of all Greek Gods had once Secrets of the Pyramid Amon Ra Ram Sphinx exhibited himself to Hercules clad in the fleece and wearing the head of a ram. The Hindu version of the ram is the name Brahmin.

The Freemasons honor the symbol of the Ram in the name of their Masonic King known as Hi-Ram Abiff. The Jews today use a ram’s horn known in Hebrew as a “shofar” to announce their holy days and drive away evil spirits.

The shofar – ram horn – is sometimes called the “first trump of God.” Because God spoke to Moses with the sounds of horns and thunder.

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Just got back up to the house from the gulch with my “new” horn. Had forgotten to bring it up earlier in the day. Before I started to clean it, though, I wanted to try “playing” it at sunset. That’s because the horn is probably very old and quite brittle. And I don’t know what I will end up with after my cleaning efforts tomorrow.
“Playing” ram horn – Sunset, Feb 1, 2017


UPDATE Feb 2, 2017


Here is my ram horn today, Feb 2, after I cleaned it and polished it. It changed color completely. It is now charcoal-brown, almost black in places.

I also cleaned Anuenue – our guardian horse – who is today doubling as Groundhog. No shadow – early spring – he is signaling. 🙂

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UPDATE FEB 2, 2017


Any music connoisseur would have loved the concert I attended last night at MACC (Maui Arts and Cultural Center).  It felt like a private performance, especially since I had a front row seat. There were fewer than 50 of us in a concert hall that seats 1,200.

“That’s how few music connoisseurs there really are on Maui,” I was thinking as I turned around to see how many people there were.

During the intermission, I remarked to a friend who is the best known music teacher on Maui, “no drums, no booze – no crowds.”

“And no big names” (star performers), my friend added.

So what was the concert about?

It was Jonathan Korth on piano and his wife Rachel Schutz, a soprano. Both are from New York originally. But they now live in Honolulu where Dr Korth is a professor of music at the University of Hawaii.

They chose to perform the songs that are rarely heard on stage. Such as the Songs from Scandinavia, Songs about the seasons in Germany, Rachmaninoff’s three songs – every bit as difficult on the pianist as some of his famous concertos that require virtuoso keyboard masters.

But what blew me away completely was the first piece they performed after the intermission – George Crumb’s “Apparition.” I have never seen or heard anything like it. And I have been into music since I was about 6 or 7.

Take a look at these photos…

What does it look like?

It looks like a man is tuning or repairing the piano while the woman is singing away to make his work lighter and happier. Right?

Well, what happened actually is that the pianist got inside the piano and played the strings as well as the keys. Incredible!


Before the concert, I watched for a few minutes a Hula practice at MACC. And I took a picture of myself so show Elizabeth the hat she bought me when we were in Italy in 2009.


After the concert, as I drove back home, I thought I might have dinner at Paia Fish Market – our favorite local restaurant. If only I could get there on time. They close at 9:30 PM. I made it with 2 minutes to spare! 🙂


And I was the only customer. Normally, this place is so busy that the line of customers waiting to order and be seated extends all the way to the street. And here I was – all by my lonesome now. A rarity. So I took this picture as a memento.

I remember that one time, Elizabeth and I also arrived there late like this after a concert. And they gave us extra large portions since they were closing up. The same thing last night. I could not finish it all.

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