Diamond Sounds



"To the mystic, the Philosopher's Stone is perfect love, which transmutes all that is base and 'raises' all that is dead." Manly P. Hall


  • Blue Moods Of Spain: A History, Pt. 1 Available Now

    10/12/2010 Duração: 04min

    13 previously unreleased songs, 20-page pdf booklet with liner notes, archival photos, song descriptions, album credits, and lyrics, exclusively from bandcamp.com. Here's a song from the album.

  • Spain - Long Time Ago - Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal, 10 May 1996

    31/05/2009 Duração: 04min

    Spain performing the song "Long Time Ago" 10 May 1996 at Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal. Download the entire show for free from the Spain Live Music Archive @ archive.org. Josh Haden - bass, vocals Ken Boudakian - guitar Merlo Podlewski - guitar David Harte - drums

  • Spain - Ray Of Light - 28 March 1996 Monty, Antwerp, Belgium

    03/04/2009 Duração: 06min

    Spain performing the song "Ray Of Light" 28 March 1996 at Monty, Antwerp, Belgium. Download the entire show for free from the Spain Live Music Archive @ archive.org. Josh Haden - bass, vocals Ken Boudakian - guitar Merlo Podlewski - guitar David Harte - drums

  • Spain - Only One - 1 Dec 1995 Rockamadour, Dour, Belgium

    22/02/2009 Duração: 09min

    Spain performing the song "Only One" 1 Dec 1995 at Rockamadour, Dour, Belgium. Download the entire show for free from archive.org. This was the second European show Spain ever played. The first was at Les Inrockuptibles 1995 festival in Rennes, France in front of about 1500 people. The show at Rockamadour was in a basement in front of about thirty people (if my memory serves me right). It was so cold we had to wear all our winter gear on stage, and we could still see the frost from our breath. Spain never made a proper recording of "Only One", enjoy it here. "Only One" written by Josh Haden. Josh Haden - bass/vocals Ken Boudakian - guitar Merlo Podlewski - guitar Evan Hartzell - drums

  • Spain - Her Used-To-Been - Live At T.T. The Bear's, Cambridge, MA, 3 April 1996

    03/02/2009 Duração: 07min

    Spain performing "Her Used-To-Been", recorded live at T.T. The Bear's, Cambridge, MA, 3 April 1996. Josh Haden - bass/vocals Ken Boudakian - guitar Merlo Podlewski - guitar David Harte - drums The entire set can be downloaded for free from the Spain Live Music Archive Page

  • Spain - Spiritual - Live at Mars, Oslo, Norway, 13 June 1999

    19/12/2008 Duração: 08min

    Spain performing 'Spiritual', recorded live at Mars, Oslo, Norway, 13 June 1999.Josh Haden - bass, vocalsWill Hughes - drumsBjörn Olsson - electric guitarMerlo Podlewski - acoustic guitarShon 'Goldenboy' Sullivan - keyboards

  • Happy Super Tuesday! - Mr. President (Old Time Radio 1947)

    05/02/2008 Duração: 28min

    Happy Super Tuesday everybody! That is, if you live in Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and/or West Virginia, happy voting! And remember, there is an equally compelling argument against voting: "Act Responsibly: Don’t Vote!": http://www.lewrockwell.com/mcelroy/mcelroy37.html While you vote listen to this episode of "Mr. President" from 1947, and see if you can guess which president they're portraying! Let's all hope our votes are counted!

  • Bryn Jones June 17, 1961 - January 14, 1999

    14/01/2008 Duração: 04min

    January 14 is always a sad day for me because it marks the passing of one of my favorite artists, Bryn Jones AKA Muslimgauze, who died on this day in 1999. Muslimgauze is a huge inspiration to me, and I know his soul and his spirit watches over us all. A previously unreleased Muslimgauze album entitled "Wish Of The Flayed" has been released as a free mp3 download from the website Arabbox v1.0 at http://arabbox.free.fr/ Here is the title track from "Wish Of The Flayed".

  • Jacques Derrida - On Religion Part Two

    31/12/2007 Duração: 47min

    Jacques Derrida - On Religion Part Two Recorded 2002 at the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). From http://www.ubu.com/ Happy New Year Everybody!

  • Jacques Derrida - On Religion Part One

    09/11/2007 Duração: 47min

    Jacques Derrida - On Religion Part One Recorded 2002 at the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). From http://www.ubu.com/

  • Diamond Sounds 6

    10/09/2007 Duração: 34min

    More random musical samplings from a static God. 1. Dreams Now Myths 2 - PBK 2. Beach Blanket Bong-Out - Jodie Foster's Army 3. What Is Rock - Blue Man Group 4. Down On The Old Camp Ground - Dinwiddie Colored Quartet 5. You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes - Benny Goodman 6. You Know Who I Am - Leonard Cohen 7. Molly Ban - Alison Krause 8. Runnin' Blue - Doors 9. Ay, Che Camino - Matió For more information on how I listen to my iTunes player refer to http://mog.com/Josh_Haden/blog_post/13790.

  • Diamond Sounds 5

    02/09/2007 Duração: 34min

    Diamond Sounds presents music to listen to while reading your favorite religious and/or spiritual text. 1. Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals - Hank Williams 2. Byzantine Crucifixion - Muslimgauze 3. Back Biters & Syndicators - John Lee Hooker 4. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Marion Williams 5. I've Been Down That Road Before - Hank Williams 6. Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues - Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby 7. Chaos - Wayne Shorter 8. Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller 9. He Turned The Water Into Wine - Johnny Cash

  • Diamond Sounds 4

    25/08/2007 Duração: 32min

    Ten songs "randomly" selected from my religious playlist for your enjoyment/inspiration while driving, reading, writing, or doing the dishes. 1. (untitled) - Ornette Coleman Group - North Sea Jazz Fest 2007 2. Dreamscapes: Cleft In The Sky - R. Carlos Nakai 3. Down At The Laundrymat - Black Randy And The Metro Squad 4. Minute Prologue - Leonard Cohen 5. Photograph - Sarah Vaughan 6. He'll Be A Friend - Johnny Cash 7. Benedicamus trope: Ad superni regis decus - Anonymous 4 8. I've Gotta Be Me - Sammy Davis Jr. 9. If I Should Lose - The Joyful Noise 10. Baqa Ayiz Tinsani (All That's Left Is That You Forget Me) - Mohamed Ali Ensemble

  • Diamond Sounds 3: CBS Radio Mystery Theater

    26/01/2007 Duração: 48min

    CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a radio program started in 1975 by broadcaster Hiram Brown as an attempt to bring back quality 'old time radio' in the age of TV sitcoms and bad Hollywood movies. I remember listening to it before falling asleep as a kid. It had a huge impact on the development of my imagination and creativity and I'll never forget it. The series went off the air in 1982 after producing 1399 episodes. I was so happy when I found some episodes archived on Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org). This episode is entitled 'Alexander Part 5: The Legend Begins' and was part of a week long series dramatizing the life of Alexander The Great. 'And until next time...pleasant dreams...'

  • Diamond Sounds 2: Ancient Sounds Part One

    19/01/2007 Duração: 38min

    In ancient times music and art were not created for pure entertainment value. Music and art were created to fulfill specific spiritual, religious, and ritualistic needs. If one were to follow Plato's sacred creed that we should define our terms before engaging in meaningful debate, then one may recognize the worthiness of going as far back in time as possible to look for answers to today's questions. Today, humanity has gotten no more closer to the meanings of 'truth' and 'beauty' as it had in 400 B.C. Musical notation from Atlantis, Lemuria, and Ancient Egypt has not survived the ages. This week's podcast focuses on the visionary 20th and 21st century musicians who attempt to show their listeners what music may have sounded like when it had a higher purpose. Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for next week's surprising episode! Track Listing: Gaston Bonheur/Georges Delerue: Karnak Sequence 1 Gail Laughton: Atlantis 21000 B.C. Gail Laughton: Lemuria 16000 B.C. Gail Laughton: Egypt

  • Diamond Sounds 1: Muslimgauze

    11/01/2007 Duração: 31min

    Welcome to my first podcast! I made this episode to celebrate and commemorate the life of Bryn Jones, aka Muslimgauze, who passed away January 14 1999. There is much controversy surrounding the politics of Muslimgauze and I encourage everyone who connects with his music to do a little searching and come to your own conclusions. Muslimgauze's overwhelming subject matter was the struggle for freedom and human rights. In my opinion he made extreme public statements in order to raise interest and concern about a problem that has only gotten worse since his death. Bryn Jones was a visionary musician and thinker and his work resonates deeply with me. I encourage everyone who hears this music and is affected by it to go out and observe his legacy by purchasing some of his music, either at your local record store or through digital music stores like iTunes and emusic. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for next weeks surprising episode!