Mind of The Wandering Monk
By Random Nerds
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Take a moment and stop. Stop fearing, and fussing, and wondering what's next. Take a moment to delight in the absurd and indulge in the present. Write a poem. Sing a song. If these are already your habits, share them with another, encourage the creation of art. This is a podcast framed by the sentimental, silly mind of a man who lives heart first and is forever curious. Above all, he is a poet and storyteller. His name is Alex, but his friends call him the wandering monk.
||Explicit#0015 – The State of My Union||Thank the blue, blood moon and the bald eagle||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0014 – North Country Ramble (Big Bang in Reverse)||It's a time for hibernation in the North Country.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0013 – A Mammoth Task||For some, Christmas is a chance to spend money they don’t have in order to buy presents no one needs for people they’d rather not spend their precious vacation days seeing.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0012 – Return to Self||Every year, when fall arrives, I mirror the arresting change from long, bright days into deep, black nights.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0011 – Best Friends and Petty Theft||When you’ve known someone for 20 years, there are no limits to what you feel comfortable saying to them.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0010 – Pure, Perfect Summer Love||Maybe it’s rushing it to start planning a wedding, but we’ve already decided we both want a big table for company and she’s cool with the fact that I lay eggs. - Sure, we moved quick, though tell me one time when pure,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0009 – Living the Poem||Lately, I’ve been living the poem instead of writing it. Staying out late, dancing under middle-of-nowhere stars, happening upon strangers, or letting them happen to me.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0008 – Something Decidedly Beautiful||It was a weekend off when, after dinner, I decided to head to the docks and the beach, one before the other, pen and two-dollar marble notebook in hand, to scribble out something decidedly beautiful.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0007 – Bread and Puppet||The day began with blueberry pancakes, with good friends. Then off we were, riding in an old Volkswagen van, to an iconic Vermont Sunday tradition: a performance by The Bread and Puppet Theater.||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0006 – Equinox||Unlike some of the previous episodes of this podcast, this one has little to do with me.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0005 – A Secret Space||I’m tired, spent, unkempt, and cold. The rain is falling and inside I feel a drought.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0004 – An Accidental Band||We're extra lucky on this episode since the voice of my friend Abbey, which is far more beautiful than any of my guttural rumbles, sings a few songs.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0003 – The Universe, Drugs and Motherhood||We stand in the rain on the front porch, with cars splash-passing in the dark road. My neighbor, Anthony, drinking a hard cider, doesn't blink when I ask if he’d be willing to share the poem he's reading with all of you folks at home.||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0002 – Paris, Poetry, and Protest Featuring Louisa Drury||On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I sat down with poet, teacher, and friend Louisa Drury at her kitchen table in the small town of Stowe, Vermont, where she was kind enough to share a bit about her time in Paris during a period I — and so many artists I kn||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#0001 – Prologue Feat. Mike The Guitar||We start with a poem called “Sounds of Home” then head to Ireland, once for adventure, and again for love, before we end up back home in the mountains of Vermont.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A beautiful way to see the world.
More people should try to see the world through Alex's eyes.
Raw, honest philosophy with a hint of fiction.
I met Alex in New York city. He briefly sublet the place I was also subletting. Our time spent was a month at most. But there was just a magnetic energy to him. I've followed his journey ever since.
This podcast is creative. It's poingnant. Like any great expression, it exists for its own sake. Warts and all. It exists for us to feel something when we listen. Any something at all.
For me personally, it gives me a space (a dusty old back porch in my mind) to just BE for a while. And I look forward to that space. I get excited when a new episode comes out! I wait for just the right moment to listen. It's moody. So you gotta be in the right mood to really take it all in. It's kinda like a good record in that way. It would probably sound great on vinyl too.
Mike The Guitar is a fantastic musician! His twangy guitar stylings really set the tone. It sounds old timey. Back porch. Rocking chairs.
All in all, just a very enjoyable podcast. It's increible how quickly the editing has evolved already after 3 episodes. Kudos! Here's to the next 300!
All the Feelings
Alex make me feel things. All of them. But when I listen he's their to help me understand them. I can't thank him enough for doing this podcast.