🎵 “Over And Under Us” (Original) - Live Music for Hive Open Mic 70

Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) is a global community celebrating live music on Hive. Each week is a new event, encouraging musicians to share songs with an international audience.


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This week's Hive Open Mic theme is "Immensity," chosen by our community's current spotlight artist: @zorajr. For this occasion, I'm offering a song called "Over and Under Us." This song speaks to the immensity of the Mother Earth's spirit, with her presence in all directions and above and below. To me, it is like an ancient elder's energy, embracing all of life, and holding space for us to grow and flourish.

Lately, I've been learning how to use a live music looping station. This allows me to record multiple-tracks on the fly, looped and layered. This week's performance shows progress from my previous ones, as I'm getting more comfortable with the technology. Behind the scenes, this track was ~8 minutes before I edited it down to the 3 minute song you see here, which is much improved.


Over And Under Us

A song about the grandmotherly energy of the world we share

Wading in waters shallow
Swimming down below the surface
Entering waters deep
Surrendering to what lies beneath

Grandmother is here and now
She is in the fountain
She is in the wind and the fire
She is in the mountain

Over and under us [4x]

Kneeling beside a fire
Prayers rising with smoke and embers
Bringing the flames higher
Surrendering to the light and heat

Grandmother is here and now...

Pulling energy from the ground
Shaking maracas up and down
Pulling energy from the sky
Shaking maracas low and high

Grandmother is here and now...

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Acknowledgements

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Hive Open Mic - Week 70 is underway right now, with the current theme: “Immensity.” We introduce new themes every Sunday, inviting musicians to share a common current. Musicians always have full freedom to bring whatever music feels inspired in the moment. There is still time to jump in and enjoy this week's Hive Open Mic event!

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