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Perhaps a Poetic Moment
February 5, 2014 | 8 Comments

Trees can speak eloquently. Barren trees, in the dead of winter, can speak most clearly.

Freedom: Christmas Day, 2013
December 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

What is freedom, really? Is it relative, or is it a clear concept?

Ducks Amuck, Freedom, and Jesus
December 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

The Duck Dynasty issue involving A&E and homosexuality is not being understood accurately by the media.

Congress Notes “Daughter of Dawn” Film
December 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Daughter of Dawn, the 1920 silent film, has been included in the 2013 National Film Registry (Library of Congress)

Arabs Reject Their Own Image
December 3, 2013 | 8 Comments

Arabs are Indians now. They have learned the ways of racial protest from the same white liberals who taught the Indians to protest.

Breath in a Ram’s Horn: A Reivew
November 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

The poetry of Paul Pines, and its musical setting by composer Daniel Asia, is a first rate artistic experience. Listen to “Breath in a Ram’s Horn.”

Rush Revere and the Missing Indians
November 10, 2013 | 12 Comments

Rush Limbaugh’s new gigantic best seller, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims is a modern publishing phenomenon. It is not, however, without serious fault.

Halloween: When the Real Cats Play!
October 31, 2013 | 12 Comments

Somewhere down along the line, in American culture, black folks picked up the name “cat.” A “real gone cat” was an especially cool individual.

Women, Cats, and Folklore
October 28, 2013 | 18 Comments

Men turn into wolves, but women turn into panthers. Any reason for this?

Supporting The Bad Eagle Foundation
September 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Bad Eagle Foundation is a unique, independent American Indian foundation, an IRS approved 501c3 for fine arts, literature, and sociology. It began in 2006, with a two-year retroactive application (2004). Here is how to support it.

In the Shadow of Death
August 22, 2013 | 48 Comments

Your host of is presently undergoing chemotherapy for mesothelioma. It is a difficult time, and there is little medical hope. But there is God in heaven.

The Sacrificial Lamb
August 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Why has ancient religion always associated the gods with a slaughtered animal? Killed for food, why should the slain animal evoke remorse, guilt, or “religion?

Timothy Archambault: American Indian Flute, “Suite Tragique.”
July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

American Indian flutist Timothy Archambault continues to create new dimensions in recording for the American Indian flute. He has just released an album of solo flute music by Comanche composer David Yeagley

Angling the Ingraham Angle
June 18, 2013 | 37 Comments

Conservative Laura Ingraham honored liberal wretch Paul McCartney today, June 18, 2013. Why? How can it be?

Johnny Depp and the Yamparika Comanche Crow Dancers
June 10, 2013 | No Comments

Why do a few important Comanches feel they must try to authenticate Johnny Depp’s fantasy Indian costume as “Comanche”?

Jahan-dideh: Epic Poetry for the Empress of Iran
June 3, 2013 | No Comments

Jahan-dideh is a collection of seven epic poems I wrote for Her Imperial Majesty, the Shahbanou of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi.

Islam: Libido Unleashed, on
May 16, 2013 | 7 Comments

Islam is libido unleashed, according to Freud. How else shall we account for the mayhem, cannibalism, and outrage of the “religion”?

Sacred Visions, by Betty Ann Owen
April 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sacred Visions is a new book by Betty Ann Owen, a Sisseton-Wapheton Sioux Indian of South Dakota. It is all about the Tekakwitha Indian Mission of Sisseton.

The German Question
March 12, 2013 | 31 Comments

Can we discuss race, nationhood, religion, and politics, without being called “Nazi”? How did Hitler prevent this?

Markiw Plays Skoryk, Mompou, and Villa-lobos
March 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

American-Ukranian pianist Victor Markiw has just released his second album. This one is all piano solo works.

Dan Asia Touts Jewish Foundations of America
February 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

Can a musical composer help preserve America? Can the arts contribute to real patriotism. Professor Daniel Asia thinks so. He’s making an effort.

Dan Asia, Modern Art Form, and Politcs
January 27, 2013 | 14 Comments

Was composer Daniel Asia out of place to publish his opinion about modern music? Did he publish it in the wrong media environment (Huffington Post)?

Serbia Honored in International Music Museum
January 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

Serbia is honored in a most unusual way, in the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix, Arizona.

The Beautiful, the Tragic, and the Retarded
November 30, 2012 | 19 Comments

Tragedy sometimes is so profound it seems beautiful. Our emotions fuse in their apogee.

The Big Band at UCO: New “American Byways” CD
October 21, 2012 | 7 Comments

University of Central Oklahoma’s Wind Symphony just released a terrific new album of the music of Michael Daughterty. The conductor is Brian Lamb.

Nicholas Zumbro: Poet of the Piano
September 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Nicholas Zumbro is an extraordinary pianist. His ability to create tonal variety on an essentially percussive instrument is unique among all modern pianists.

Daniel Asia: American Composer
September 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Daniel Asia is one of the finest contemporary classical composers alive today, and one of the most effective teachers I have ever known, personally. He is truly American.

Daughter of Dawn: New Web Site
August 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Introducing the new web site for Daughter of Dawn. It will be ‘information central’ for the movie and the score.

Daughter of Dawn at Sante Fe
August 14, 2012 | 7 Comments

The silent film Daughter of Dawn will be shown at the Santa Fe Indian Market Native Cinema Showcase, August 18, 2012.

Ban China from the Olympics, from the World
August 1, 2012 | 10 Comments

China should be banned from the Olympics, and from world commerce. China is a hoard of godless brutes, cruel and heartless.

Olympic Tyranny: No Freedom of Speech Allowed
July 30, 2012 | 10 Comments

Are corporations inevitably liberal? The 2012 Olympics have occasioned very oppressive behavior toward individual freedom, as never before.

Ζήτω Βουλα! ¡Viva Voula! But Victors Don’t Apologize.
July 26, 2012 | 42 Comments

Voula Papachristou was just sacrificed on the heathen alter of liberal Athens.

The New Horror, The New Poe
July 9, 2012 | 37 Comments

Richard Poe’s new book Perfect Fear is classic horror, in the spirit of the Gothic masters. Poe asked me to write the Preface.

Feminists’ New Mascot: Their Own Vagina
June 21, 2012 | 22 Comments

Feminists find their true mascot–their own vagina. This is the new thing in liberal politics.

Daughter of Dawn Rises: Sunday, June 10
June 8, 2012 | 10 Comments

“Daughter of Dawn” will rise in all her glory, June 10, Sunday, in Oklahoma City. Her symphonic-accompanied premiere is part of the Dead Center Film Festival.

Sheena Monnin: “Miss USA is Rigged”
June 7, 2012 | 8 Comments

It’s more than Miss USA that’s rigged. The economy of the world is based on lies.

Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival 2012
May 30, 2012 | 8 Comments

The Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival 2012 is this June 1-3. Many thanks to Chickasaw composer, Jerod Impichchaachaha Tate for creating this festival–the only one of its kind.

Moby Dick: An American Archetype
May 14, 2012 | 36 Comments

Moby Dick was Herman Melville’s greatest work. It is a cultural archetype. Why, exactly? What is it about a white whale that draws such fire in the soul?

Daughter of Dawn: Premiere, OKC, June 10, 2012
May 9, 2012 | 14 Comments

The 1920 silent film, , together with the symphonic score I created for it, will have a premier showing here in OKC, June 10, 2012

Johnny Depp’s New Comanche “Tonto”
April 24, 2012 | 16 Comments

Isn’t it okay for white people to play Indian? But what happens when they actually claim to be Indian? Look at Johnny Depp and the new “Tonto.”

Heart Hays, an Indian Mascot
April 5, 2012 | 10 Comments

Heart Hays is really a mascot of sorts. Not Indian, but playing Indian, Heart represents a deep desire in many American white women.

Heart Hays: An Indian Hazing
April 4, 2012 | 16 Comments

Heart Hays may be a new, rising Indian entertainer. She is a song writer and singer. The problem is, she isn’t Indian.

How DVF Can Save the World
March 19, 2012 | 11 Comments

Can one woman save the world? Maybe. Diane von Furstenberg has a chance at it.

When Blacks Ain’t Black: An Irish Air.
March 14, 2012 | 11 Comments

Now who’s “black”? The Irish?

Purim 2012: A Hard Sell
March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

What is the real meaning and purpose of Purim? A costume party?

A Jewish Woman’s Advice on The Guilt of Race
February 2, 2012 | 40 Comments

The implication of Christ I found most clearly in the words of a Jewish woman. Should I have been surprised?

Jews for Beethoven
December 20, 2011 | 12 Comments

Beethoven had more Jewish connections that most people know. He lived during the time of their emancipation in central Europe.

Rahel Levin: Beethoven’s Jewish Girlfriend
December 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Beethoven once had an eye (or a heart) for a young Jewish woman. Surprise?

Beethoven Was A Revolutionary
December 16, 2011 | 55 Comments

Beethoven was very close to the politics of revolution in his day. “Class struggle” was definitely on his mind.

Hail, Mary!
December 4, 2011 | 25 Comments

Mary is dead. So who’s standing in for her? Who makes her appearances?

The Virgin, Freud, Jung, and the Occult
November 29, 2011 | 18 Comments

On the couch, Marists might sound like they’re on flights of Freudian fancy. Jung took them more seriously, to the door of the occult.

Catholic Celibacy and the Lure of Sublimation
November 27, 2011 | 42 Comments

The Catholic faith involves the veneration of virginity. How does this fit into modern culture?

Thanksgiving and The Marble Faun
November 24, 2011 | 22 Comments

19th Century American author Nathaniel Hawthorne has much to say about religion. He has unique ways of distinguishing the Catholic faith from the Protestant faith. It has nothing to do with theology.

Pamela Plays Palestinian Prude: Virgin Mary
November 15, 2011 | 32 Comments

Pamela Anderson plays the Virgin Mary? A perfect irony.

Occupy Wall Street: Blues and Clues
October 19, 2011 | 15 Comments

The Occupiers of Wall Street are not to be compared with the ’60’s hippies. There is no similarity at all.

Dvorjak, German Superiority, and the Vulgar
October 16, 2011 | 50 Comments

Popularity has reduced European classical music art to the level of a toy for Orientals.

Anna Sophie Mutter: Art, Mozart, and Aberrancy
October 2, 2011 | 27 Comments

The ravages of popular culture can defile even Mozart, even through the performance of an artist like Anna Sophie Mutter.

Confronting Feminism
June 22, 2011 | 39 Comments

Must feminism be confined to the unbeautiful? If not, must it produce presidential candidates?

China: Hotbed of Heathenism–Cannibalism?
January 25, 2011 | 23 Comments

In America, we abort children. In China, they eat them.

Christ: Archetype of Archetypes
December 9, 2010 | 26 Comments

The Christmas story is essentially irresistable. Why?

HaNitzol Survives: San Diego Performances Worthy
November 18, 2010 | 14 Comments

HaNitzol just received its world premiere concert performance in San Diego, California.

HaNitzol: Premiere in San Diego
October 31, 2010 | 10 Comments

HaNitzol will have its world premiere public performance, November 14th, 1010. The piece has already been
recorded, twice, by the Polish National Radio Symphony, and the Kiev Philharmonic.

Gibson, Freedom, and Private Conversation
July 13, 2010 | 50 Comments

Why does our modern society eschew privacy?

Bad Eagle Business
June 29, 2010 | 27 Comments campaigns for legal defense funds. It is a case of freedom. Can an Indian be a true American patriot? says yes. Opponents say no.

“The Writhing” at OU’s IDRS Conference
June 24, 2010 | 20 Comments

One never knows what will become popular among ones musical compositions. “The Writhing,” a trio for oboe, viola, an bassoon, is currently my most popular work.

Diane Von Furstenberg: Quiet Warrior
June 8, 2010 | 17 Comments

Diane Von Furstenberg is beyond liberal, beyond feminism. She is in a class of her own, really.

The Litwin-Markiw Duo: Best 2010 Classical CD
March 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

The Litwin-Markiw Duo, the best classical CD of 2010. Soprano Jennifer Litwin and pianist Victor Markiw.

John Wayne, Patriot, Of Course!
February 28, 2010 | 31 Comments

John Wayne was a patriot, without question. Only liberals would question that, as they question anyone’s patriotism. They hate patriotism.

American Renaissance Conference Cancelled
February 15, 2010 | 24 Comments

Communist brownshirts shut down American Renaissance Conference with death threats to the hotels hosting the conference.

The Blue People: AVATAR Race Fantasy
January 19, 2010 | 44 Comments

All races are blue now. All are idealized as American Indians. No more blacks, no more hispanics. All are Indians. But whites are still white, and evil.

Was Jesus a Red Head?
January 15, 2010 | 38 Comments

Maybe Jesus had red hair. Maybe Adam (the Hebrew word for “red”), the first man, was a red head.

A Persian Poet Remembers Neda: Hila Sedighi
January 10, 2010 | 9 Comments

The Singer of Tales lives! Behold the ancient art of Persian poetic oratory. All for Neda.

Christ and Violence
December 20, 2009 | 9 Comments

A Massachuetts second grader was suspended for drawing a picture of Christ crucified. Was it a misunderstanding of violence?

Public Enemy No. 1: Barry “Obama” Soetoro
September 22, 2009 | 14 Comments

Who would have believe that the President of the United States could be America’s Public Enemy No.1? Barry’s done it! He’s it.

Plato: Bad Music Destroys Democracy
July 12, 2009 | 2 Comments

Does music affect society? Plato thought so.

Bad Music, Bad People
July 10, 2009 | 7 Comments

According to the ancient classical Greek philosphers, music could be either good, or bad. Music had serious societal effects.

Michael Jackson or Neda Soltan?
June 28, 2009 | 21 Comments

A week of death calls for serious reflection. Nedia Soltan, Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, and Ed MacMahon. What are the values involved in each?

Getting Used to Deformity
January 21, 2009 | 15 Comments

We get used to things we don’t like. But, natural adaptation can be very dangerous.