Xavier Rudd Light The Shade

xavier rudd light the shade
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  • Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in 1978 and grew up in Torquay, Victoria. He attended St. Joseph's College, Geelong.
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  • Illumination of sin; an absence of secrets; an openness and transparency. The blessing of living in the light is that if/when we are loved, it sinks in to us rather than being deflected by a mask of projected image. [Jb 12:22,24:13-17, Dan 2:22, Is 29:15-16 Jn 3:19-21 1Cr 4:5b.
  • primarily a spiritual manifestation of the Divine Reality illuminative and creative; spiritual Light is not knowledge, but the illumination that comes from above and liberates the being from obscurity and darkness. [Integral Yoga]
  • A light in the distance which only the spirit can see indicating he or she is ready to cross over by walking into it. An exception was the plane crash in The One when Melinda, Jim and Matt Mallinson (the NTSB investigator) all could see the light. (cf. cross over)
  • Screen from direct light
  • Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of
  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
  • shadow: cast a shadow over
  • Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color
  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on
xavier rudd light the shade - White Moth
White Moth
White Moth
Australia's singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is poised to conquer the US with this, his third album. Rudd has found a sounding board for his ideas, focusing the ecstatic improvisations of his live set into beautiful narratives of the spiritual journeys we take in our everyday lives. With songwriting and production that now match the adrenalin of his live performances, and dates this summer with the Dave Matthews Band, Xavier will reach the audience his intensely spiritual music deserves. Both of his previous releases, "Solace" and "Food In The Belly", have been certified platinum in Australia, and his 2006 DVD, "Good Spirit" was also recently certified gold in Australia.

On his fourth album in five years, Australian Xavier Rudd continues to blend indigenous music of his homeland with a wide swath of sounds that have delighted and excited him throughout his life. Folk, pop, ska, reggae, world-beat rhythms, and more all are handily unified by Rudd's inviting and expressive vocals. The songs are imbued with human concerns, ranging in scale from small, private familial connections to society's responsibilities towards justice and equality. In particular, the plight of Australia's native people informs some of the lyrics. Rudd protects his heartfelt sentiments with personal and poetic phrases that avoid reducing the matters to sloganeering. Additionally, Aboriginal singers make a guest appearance, adding a timelessness and underscoring Rudd's own musical inspirations. After a series of infectious grooves and celebratory ensemble interplay, the set closes with the introspective "Come Back," a quiet plea that addresses the inner and outer worlds of this musical explorer. --David Greenberger

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Day 145
Day 145
Today was a relatively nondescript day. "I recognise my health. The things that I have been dealt, Places that I have roamed, Feelings I've had, Things that I know." - Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd
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xavier rudd light the shade
xavier rudd light the shade
Food in the Belly
Recorded in a secluded Canadian retreat, Food In The Belly is Xavier Rudd's studio album. With lucid poetry and uncluttered instrumental arrangements, this album reflects the world he's witnessed on his extraordinary musical journey. From his bare soles on a wooden resonator box to the breath-humming in his didgeridoos, rudd's work resonates from the ground up and the inside out. Universal. 2005.

Based on musical transgressions committed by the likes of Jamiroquai--well, okay, only Jamiroquai—-some might say the didgeridoo has no place in rock 'n' roll. An avowed fan of Paul Simon's Graceland, however, Xavier Rudd continues to seek redemption for the much-maligned instrument from his Australian homeland on his sixth full-length release, Food in the Belly, an earthy collection of roots-rock tunes that also sees the one-man-band champion everything from wind chimes and tubas to ankle bells and tablas. On slow-percolating tracks like "Messages" and "Pockets of Peace," the part-time surfer seems to share not only Jack Johnson's laidback delivery style but passive preachiness: "So speak out loud/ Of the things you are proud/ And if you love this coast/ Then keep it clean as it hopes." Fans of Michael Franti and Ben Harper wouldn't go amiss. --Aidin Vaziri