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In denial of the sons and the daughters of mankind.

There was a man who was deeply religious who went walking in a forest one day.

As he walked under the canopy of foliage, he did not see the quicksand that lay before his feet. 783 more words


Newly-Discovered 1946 Version of "Nature Boy"

How Eden Ahbez got “Nature Boy” into the hands of Nat “King” Cole is one of the great mysteries in pop music history.

Stories vary. Mythologies abound. 604 more words


Ahbez 1948 TV Clip

For those who haven’t seen it yet, an interview with Eden Ahbez from the early television program We the People was recently posted to YouTube. 68 more words


NEWS: Ahbez Contemporary Moondog Gets Documentary Film

For those inclined to 1950s proto-hippies, news of a documentary about Moondog—the great NYC composer, street busker and early counter-culture guru—is cause for celebration.

See the link… 78 more words


To Live in an Old Shack Under the Hollywood Sign...

I just discovered this website about the storied history of the old sign up on Mt. Lee:


There’s a lot to weed through here, as the site’s host, Hope Anderson, recently made a documentary about the HOLLYWOOD sign, and is obviously one of its great historians. 94 more words


The Cabinet

Coffee, graphite, white ink on a found bathroom cabinet.

“How we know what to be curious about and what not to be curious about facinates me, There are many things we are curious about that we shouldn’t be…”

-Richard Wentworth

New Age "Nature Boy" Clip

We’ve been hearing a lot of cool stories lately at the Eden’s Island Blog about Ahbez himself playing versions of “Nature Boy” back in the ’70s for friends using his hand-carved flutes. 75 more words