Dear friends in music,
How ARE YOU!!!!????
It has been over three months since I’ve written, just like I promised!!! I hope you are doing okay … as well as can be expected. There is so much happening right now, I can barely wrap my brain and heart around it. I oscillate between grief, nostalgia, deep missing, total bliss for having such spacious time, and then confusion as to what day it is and as to how did this all happen? Oh, I know — we were all grinding SO HARD. Industrial revolution, tech expansion, growth growth faster faster higher more concrete more steel more faster better taller more straight lines more people on top of each other let’s cut down all the forests let’s eat food out of boxes that we create in labs let’s pump our animals with drugs and artificially inseminate them for our cereal and our bones let’s mine deep into the earth so that we can stay connected virtually at a very fast speed when we all get stuck at home because of this virus … there are so many meanings, it is tragic as fuck, and I don’t claim to know ANYTHING ABOUT IT, only that I had to come home from Bali two weeks early due to an order from the United States government that said if I don’t come home ASAP with whatever means possible, I’d better prepare to stay for an indefinite amount of time …
Believe me, I wanted to stay in Bali.
But, there are many things I love here, and I want to remain in Bali’s good graces … eventually to stay there as long as possible … inching towards moving there for at least half of the year … I made friends, met musicians, started learning indonesian language, and fell in love with the beauty, the plants, the people, the smells, the sun, the sea. Oh, my heart!!! But my roots are in Minnesota, and the lakes and rivers and streams are like my veins. These friends and family are my bones.
Anyway … it’s been 11 days alone, sheer and utter solitude in my home, self-quarantined but helping myself to Facetiming friends and online yoga and grocery and beer delivery and running around the lake and creeks at a safe distance (?) from people …
And so, I have some online offerings for YOU!
For entertainment, for your body, for your spirit. Teaching three online yoga classes per week, and a few web concerts coming up. The nice thing about all of this online stuff is that it is SO low pressure. You just log on, see if it’s working for you, join in as you like, drink your coffee, and maybe send a donation.
LIVE YOGA on the internet
Join musician & yogi Mary Bue from anywhere in the world that has internet for a 75 minute yoga class from the comfort of your own home! This practice will include a low intensity flowing sequence – beginners ALWAYS welcome – mantras for peace and protection, and a simple guided meditation. Can’t wait to practice with you!
Viniyoga Flow, Mantra & Meditation
FRIDAYS 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 650 385 036
SUNDAYS at 4:30pm CST
Meeting ID: 840 527 748
It is FREE and easy to set up a zoom account – just head to https://zoom.us/signup and fill in the blanks.
This class is free / by donation. If you would like to donate any amount that feels fun, YAY! Suggested $10-20.
VENMO @marybue / firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAYS 9:30 AM BEGINNERS with BIG RIVER YOGA
For their zoom link and schedule + payment info:
Yay! I’m a Mizuno Running Artist Ambassador!
What the hell does that mean? It means Mizuno noticed that I LOVE running and that it fuels my creativity, and so they asked if I would join their crew and try out their amazing shoes and gear and *hopefully* a Mizuno sponsored race event this year if we can gather together again. Please tune in tomorrow, Friday April 3rd 12pm EST (11am CST) to their IGTV (instagram TV – you don’t have to have instagram to watch) and I’ll sing a few songs and chat about how running fuels my creativity! Tune in here: https://www.instagram.com/mizunorunningnorthamerica/channel/
PRIVATE ONLINE LESSONS
I am taking limited online music and yoga clients. Do you want to learn piano, guitar, ukulele, guitar? Receive yoga / meditation / mantra instruction? My roster is filling in this new reality but have space for a few more! Check out marybue.com/teaching for info. You can be anywhere in the world – that’s the cool thing! Please note my sliding scale is now $25 to $50 per half hour lesson to honor this weird time. Some of us are working, some of us aren’t. If you’re interested, shoot me an email and we’ll work it out if I’m not booked up!
ALBUM RELEASE May 22nd at Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge
We are planning on this actually happening … SO BUY A TICKET! If it is postponed, then you’ll still be able to come (or a refund). Click on that fun image of the vinyl for a teaser listen of four of the songs off the new album including these spicy numbers:
The Hanged Man
You Fuck Me Up
I Don’t Need
And if you like what you hear, I beg you, please pre-order the CD or Vinyl! Goddess knows I’m not making any gig money right now, and need to pay for the vinyl duplication and promo … It is the best record I’ve ever made, maybe even the best THING I’ve ever made. If you don’t like it, well, what’s $10-$20 these days anyway? Sell it at cheapo. I don’t know! Lol. THANK YOU! I HOPE YOU LOVE IT!!! I’m SO PROUD!!!
And the incredible Alan Sparhawk from Low and gorgeous eerie folk band Superior Siren are joining on the show – if that isn’t better endorsement, then fuck!!!
That is all for now
I have many stories and hopes and dreams to share.
Bali was amazing. India was amazing.
I have a book to write (while Dr. McClure is still offering to be my editor, LO!). I have a few e-courses in the works and a whole weekend long training for Mantra / the Yoga of Sound in development. There are some really special retreats in the works. Back to Bali, to Italy!!! To New Mexico, to Grand Marais. But … it just all doesn’t seem real right now. I’ll be writing in a few weeks with more stories.
If you would REALLY like to see how all the travels went, you could join my Patreon community!!! I wrote these generous souls weekly, with poems and photos and videos and songs. Even $1 / month helps a shit ton since I’m not getting gigs these days.
At $5 / month you’ll get the new vinyl, AND an archive of recorded yoga classes to download as they arise if you can’t make the live sessions. That’s like $5 / month online gym membership. Holy!!
Patreon.com/marybue – check it.
Get therapy. I’m fucking serious!
I had an amazing session this morning over the computer. Google hangouts or zoom or facetime, whatever. We are digging into the depths right now. Be [gentle] with yourself. Take this time and space to dig a little bit. What is really important? What needs love? We all need so much love and self-forgiveness right now. How did we get here? Collectively? Open yourself to grace. There is so much beauty, there is so much pain. This is life; this is death. And everything in between.
BIG LOVE, mary
Creativity and Yoga Retreat in Taos, New Mexico June 3-7th 2020 – Still on, but tenuous … I’ll decide by April 15th …
Thrilled to announce this creativity retreat in another of my favorite places on the planet – Taos, NM. This is the southwest dreamscape that we always fantasize of and may forever long for. These are the landscapes of rich red dirt in Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings, the Long Quiet Highway of Natalie Goldberg’s books, and that which inspires hundreds of artists, creators, mystics, and nature lovers every year.Taos is an artistic goldmine within a small and evolving population of 6,000. Home of Unesco World Heritage Site Taos Pueblo – a living Native American community that has been inhabited for over 1,000 years – this landscape is rich with tradition, sacred mystery, reverence, and (maybe quite literally) humming with creativity.Explore how a sacred landscape can inspire lasting, incredibly unique, and awe-inspiring beauty. Explore how a landscape within can reveal the same. In this retreat, we will venture to internal depths and gaze into literal external depths (deep into the Rio Grande river gorge!). We’ll learn about how sustainable, creative, and adaptable humans can be. We’ll bask in our own deep pools of unending bliss while soaking in fabulous mineral hot springs under the full high desert moon.
I can’t wait to share time with you there. I fell deeply in love with it as an Artist in Residence at The Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico in 2017 and have visited numerous times. I crave it. All are welcome on this retreat. Learn more here! Marybue.com/Taos
Yours in Creativity and BIG LOVE! Mary