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Album: Like the Dust
Artist(s): Haunted by Waters
Style/Genre: World / Ambient / Celtic
Instrumentation: Soaring Female Lead Vocals, Electric/Acoustic/Classical Guitars,
Didgeridu, Keyboards, Programming, Bass, Electric Violin, Tin Whistle,
Bodhran, Djembe, Fish'head, Finger Cymbals, Conch Shell, Alto Sax,
Vir'cello, Drums, Congas, Dumbec, Udu, Baroque Flute & Processed
Baroque Flute, Tabla, Bongos, Rainstick.
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the occasional gem comes along, it's reason to rejoice...the
instrumental sound is impressive...intelligent, humane, artistic
songwriting is the key to Haunted By Waters." - BAM Magazine
pop/world beat. A kinder, mellower Haight for the `90s: incubation
over revolution, musical instruction over wigged-out improvisation..."
- Option Magazine (5-6/1996, p.111)
By Waters is a group of talented bay area musicians and artists
who have created an exciting and powerful blend of music, which
is truly cross-cultural. They conjure up a gorgeous blend of
world-influenced styles in this debut CD. Fusing together driving
rhythms, soaring synth sounds, sensuous Celtic & Mid Eastern
inspired vocals, woven into a compelling blend of textured guitars,
bass, synths, electric violin, didgeridoo & tin whistle. Combined
with powerful rhythms and exotic percussion instruments, the
result is a mesmerizing sound, which crosses the boundaries
of culture and time.
By Waters produced this album with a vision to bring together
elements from different cultures and eras, to create a new dimension
in contemporary music- one that celebrates a spirit of unity
and diversity. Like the Dust is a unique album which celebrates
spirit, unity and diversity. The music of Haunted By Waters
is built on a primal and infectious rhythmic background of Middle
Eastern, African, and Celtic rhythms and percussion. Weaving
in lush vocals, rich melodies and harmonies, and sensuous electronic
textures, Haunted By Waters create a progressive, entrancing
world sound. Add fretless electric bass, textural and distorted
electric guitars, acoustic guitar, synth and sampled sounds,
as well as didgeridu, tin whistle, conch shell, electric violin,
and flute and you have a powerful, evocative sound in the same
vein as Loreena McKennitt, Enigma, and Dead Can Dance. At once
ancient and futuristic, seamlessly combining a galaxy of diverse
influences and instrumentation into a cohesive and moving soundscape.
Winds of Love 5.55
2. Hideaway 6.02
3 . Like the Dust 6.20
4. Shasta (the Wanderer) 7.09
5. The Coming of Lugh 6.34
6. Drowning in the Waters 7.06
7. M'bayata 4.19
8. Jalne Jalne 7.02
9. Impassioné 6:00
10. Pray 6.57
11. Camille 4.25
12. Flame 5:30
# CD 1003-2
songs written produced & arranged by Haunted by Waters.
songs published by Minerva Music/Haunted by Waters 1995.
Hannibal - Electric & Classical Guitar, Didgeridu, Keyboards, Programming
Cait McWhir - Lead Vocals, Tin Whistle, Bodhran, Djembe, Fish'head, Finger
Gerry Bassermann - Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Programming, Conch
Shell, Alto Sax, Vir'cello, Drums
Tina Blaine aka.'Bean' - Drums, Backing Vocals, Djembe, Congas, Dumbec,
Greg Stone - Bass
Stephen Schultz - Baroque Flute & Processed Baroque Flute (Camille, Hideaway)
Rhan Wilson - Drums, Tabla, Bongos - (Camille, Drowning)
Cat Taylor - Electric Violin (Dust)
Diana Maxwell - Rainstick (Impasssione)
Coming of Lugh, Impassioné, M'Bayata, Shasta, Drowning, Pray - Hannibal/Bassermann/McWhir/Blaine
Hideaway, Like the Dust, Flame, Jalne Jalne, Camille - Hannibal/McWhir
Winds of Love - Trad: Arranged by Haunted By Waters
and Engineering - Gerry Bassermann & David Hannibal
Produced by - Haunted By Waters
Mixing Engineer - Stephen Hart
Production Assistance - Aldoush Alpanian
Executive Producers - X DOT 25 Music
Production/Mixing - Mesa Recording, Sebastopol, California.
Mastered by - Michael Romanowski at Rocket Lab, San Francisco
gazillion thanks to -
Diana Maxwell for great managing, Stephen Hart (the wise & wonderful),
X DOT 25.
To all of you who contributed time & hard work to our songs: Stephen Schultz,
Rhan Wilson, Cat Taylor, Jeff Obee, Jeffree Andrews. Aldoush Alpanian,
Kenny at Mesa Studios, Dave at CRI, John Dalton, Candice Pacheco, Steve
Boeddeker, Mike Freitas, Mackie Designs, Opcode Systems, Tascam, E-Mu
Systems, Roy Finch at Sonos, Michael Marans, Terry Holgate, Magenta Crowe,
Frank Giorgini, Matt Isaacson, Jeff Barbour, David's family, Vicki (&
Biscuit). And of course we thank the invisible ones. The Great Spirit,
the Muses & Ancestors who contributed magic from the other side. To M
- you are the continuing inspiration in Cait & David's lives.
Photos - Susan Scott
Cover Design / Artwork - Cait McWhir
Haunted by Waters - www.samsarasedge.com or write to PO Box 5763, Berkeley, California 94705, USA.
inspired by Nelson Mandela
we can begin
the time has come at last
let go of all the hate
surrender of the past
for the other
wait for the change
if love never leaves you
hope stays the same
to come together
we can make the change
if faith never leaves you
the world's not the same
pray for the other
help make the change
if life never leaves you
hope will remain
know someone you can't see
someone you will know
time to set them free
someone speaks his mind
someone looks for truth
someone to believe
so much faith in you
didn't know that you were the one
the deal you struck with fate
signed sealed delivered in your hands
trying hard to forget the one whose sympathy you wrought
betrayed by the visions in your mind
and all the work you did demanded compromise from men
a woman's genius left out in the cold
and no-one really cared about the soul who lived inside
and freedom stolen from the wings of love
the worlds afraid of you
so terrified of questioning
unable to protect the fragile beast
incarcerated for your power and driven mad by love
struck wounded fear like statues in your heart
you ever needed was the recognition you deserved
and not to be betrayed by one who saw
his jaded soul
that brought you to your knees
the passion in your hands that needed clay
Coming of Lugh (Gaelic: Tadhbhas de Lugh)
This song is based on a story in Irish mythology about the great Celtic
warrior Lugh Lauve Fauda. He was known as the Ildana, the master of all
crafts, and was said to have appeared on a white horse holding the lost
Sword of Light. His mission was to deliver Ireland and the tribe of the
De Danaans from the evil of the Fomor and Balor the one-eyed, which he
accomplished aided only by a small band of warriors from the mythical
land of Tir-Na-Nog.
The Winds of Love are blowing at us
they're standing at the crossroads of the valley
oh you winds of love help me
will you take me to my homeland
if i wasn't so afraid to go there
i'm so afraid that i would grow old
in this land of exile
take me to the land of my beloved
Used to be easy to hide my feelings away from you
to bury my feelings away inside
and do you know why I want to try
to make it easier to understand
that something's different now
its gonna be different now
to be real about it
throw caution to the wind this time
do you know how hard i've been trying to turn my back
i never wanted to lie to you
and if i separate myself from you
will you understand why i can't turn my back
and hideaway from love
natural for me to want to be with you
to be your friend
all the reasons besides
just a man or a woman
and i can see myself in you
a part of me thats holding on
do you wanna let go
let go of the past....
There's a train goin' nowhere
it's a bumpy road ahead
if you want to get out of the desert
forests are burning into the night
green fields are going brown, everywhere
earth is scorched by the sun
and we're killing the sacred land we live on
if you want to see
want to feel
want to try and make any change
before its too late
you've gotta' let
gotta' let go of the past
we've gotta change the way we think about our lives
we don't have a choice anymore
we don't have a choice anymore.....
ourselves in a sea of confusion
too many illusions
everyday living's a poison
that can settle on you like a dust....
Don't know how to tell you
now you're gone
don't know how to say
what's right or wrong
could have been different
who's to say
why we go so far away?
to believe in
all our dreams
nothing ever is the way it seems
tried to make you change your mind
easier for you to leave behind
there is a reason
let it go
if there is an answer
let it show
could have been different
who's to say
why we go so far away.....
in the Waters
waiting for the love
to reveal itself again
last night i called your name
softly to the wind for her to carry
this seems so easy to believe
or is it only for our souls to dream?
moments of your destiny
another knowing of your soul
a recognition of your heart's desire
the love within is never cold.....
me in the waters
drown me in the waters of your soul.......
surrender to uncertainty
to let it go
let it unfold is heaven's way
the path that leads me to this place
is tangled up in love's desire
to satisfy some of the hunger in my soul
to laugh to love to breathe again
to fall in love with life again
to let it go
let it unfold
is heaven's way
inspired by the Macedonian folksong "Se Vradse Vradse Jalno Sonce"
something calling out to you
that seeks to pierce the ignorance
deliverance to understand
the Knowledge that you bring
infinite a wisdom forced to seek
rebirth all is life and death
i see it circle round
around, around, around
music of Haunted By Waters is built on a primal and infectious rhythmic
background of Middle Eastern, African, and Celtic rhythms and percussion.
Weaving in lush vocals, rich melodies and harmonies, and sensuous electronic
textures, Haunted By Waters create a progressive, entrancing world sound.
Add fretless electric bass, textural and distorted electric guitars, acoustic
guitar, synth and sampled sounds, as well as didgeridu, tin whistle, conch
shell, electric violin, and flute and you have a powerful, evocative sound
in the same vein as Loreena McKennitt, Enigma, and Dead Can Dance. At
once ancient and futuristic, Haunted By Waters seamlessly combine a galaxy
of diverse influences and instrumentation into a cohesive and moving soundscape.
By Waters is a group of six talented musicians with a vision to bring
together elements from different cultures and eras, to create a new dimension
in contemporary music- one that celebrates a spirit of unity and diversity.
Each individual member of Haunted By Waters is a musician of international
caliber on the cutting edge of world music and multimedia technology.
Co-founder and guitarist David Hannibal has been working with synthesizer
and sampling technology for over 10 years for companies such as E-mu Systems,
Oberheim, and Q-up Arts. His sampling work can be heard on recordings
by XTC and Fishbone; in prime time television series ; and in major motion
pictures (Batman, Bram Stokers Dracula). He is currently composing the
soundtrack for a feature film by Roy Finch called "Follow Me Home".
Born and raised in Ireland and steeped in the tradition of Celtic folk
music and theater, co-founder and vocalist Cait McWhir is a wonderful
singer with a stunningly rich and yearning voice, who also adds her talents
on percussion and tin whistle to the ensemble.
Gerry Basserman is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and currently
owns and operates Opus Nine, a music and sound design studio in San Francisco
which produces sound tracks for video and multimedia companies in addition
to designing products and sounds for many electronic music companies.
He writes articles for Electronic Musician and he is presently consulting
and alpha-testing for all new Opcode products. Percussionist extraordinaire
Blaine is a founder of the popular multimedia ensemble D'CuCKOO. She has
studied with master Senegalese and Congolese drummers, and recorded with
Brian Eno and Mickey Hart. With a solid background in keyboards, percussion,
and electronic marimba, Bean has composed music for television soundtracks
("The Making of The Abyss" and "Peanuts") and video
games (Sega/Genesis). She has also appeared in international TV features.
is the HBW Fan Mail Compilation.
Emails we have
received that contains comments about the music and performance.
Date: Fri, Nov
24, 1995 1:52 AM EDT
To: MinervaMus Fantastic!!!!
It has been a LONG time since I've come across any music that has evoked
deep emotions. Yours has done that. Very talented....... Very original.....
Congrats on a GREAT disk.... If ya have a mailing list please put me on
it. I'd really like to know if there's more to come or if you'll tour
Well once again
WOW!!!! Intense!!!! C-Ya... Vamp
Subj: NEW CD Haunted
by Waters Date: Tue, Nov 28, 1995 12:04 AM EDT
I attended a concert of yours at the Davis Whole Earth Festival last May
and found your music completely entrancing and spiritually moving. I felt
like the music had possessed me and was controlling my movements if i
relaxed a little bit. I was not in control. It was. The experience was
very powerful and moving.
So, later, i had
moved up to Portland, OR and was giving up the hope of ever hearing you
again and figureing the mailing address i had left would be too old and
perhaps there wouldn't be a CD out and if so, i would never know it.
I was trying to
peacefully come to terms with this when a miracle occurred(:-])! I received
notice of the coming out party and promptly went down to Tower the next
day and purchased the CD. Listening to it I had another mystical experience.
I'm sure you receive
lots of fan e-mail like this but I had to let you know how out of sorts
it ( the music) really made me. and yes, on the cover it says it is sensuous
music. Yup, have to agree with that too i suppose. But, it was almosts
scarey how magical it was/is to me.
My point? well,
I think you guys are wonderful and hope you produce more, and thanks.
Also, if you have concerts in Oregon , Please let me know.
Subj: Like The
Dust Date: Wed, Nov 29, 1995 1:42 PM EDT
Folks, Picked up the new CD at my local Tower Records (Nanuet, NY) last
night. Listened to it just before bedtime and this morning at work. Great
stuff! Congratulations. Do you plan to tour in support of the CD? I'd
love to see you guys in concert here in New York.
My interest in your band was triggered by a message posted to the Loreena
McKennitt internet digest. Are you folks Loreena fans? My interest in
World Music originally springs from the Middle Eastern influences present
in Led Zeppelin compositions, i.e, Kashmir, In the Light, etc., and the
music of Peter Gabriel, Sting, Dead Can Dance.
Congratulations again and good luck in the future.
Date: Tue, Nov
28, 1995 11:47 PM EDT
Subj: Re: Wow!!!!!!!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the Release Party due to the fact
I live in Chicago. Sounded great though.. (sigh) We don't have "Creativity"
up here..... Anyhow I would like to be on the list. How about the E-mail
mailing list. If your troupe is to come up north (Brrrr) I will be the
first in line. Thnx for the prompt response. Once again you are all VERY
talented and creative... (Heck I wish I could play a didgeridu) Hope you
sell a million..
From: shassler (Scott
Subject: HBW Rave
I am Anna Buising's
husband. She brought home the new Haunted by Waters CD, and I wanted to
write and tell you that, in the colloquial, that it's "f---in' awesome".
I really like the blend of sound textures - more as I listen to it thoroughly.
Oh. walnuts work on mice. Yuk.
Scott Scott W. Hassler
Listen friend, I just wanted to personally thank you for the ticket give-away,
which I obliged to last night...I saw Haunted By Waters, and I'm still
in a daze. That has been my drean band instrumentation for several years...it's
inspiring to see fellow musicians doing it, and the audience to appreciate
it. Thanks again- for the music, for the tickets, for everything...your
work is not in vain.
Peace (from the "non-demoninational, culturally insurrect" brother)
Pete Doktor, b.k.a. Dok'
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 16:41:15 -1000
To: Tina Blaine
Subject: Haunted by Waters: Hawaii goes Wild
I feel soooo hip this week. Not only do I have an "old and very dear friend"
whose band (D'Cuckoo) got a mention in Rolling Stone (the issue with all
the CyberWebShit in it), but that *same* old and very dear friend's *other*
band (HbW) is featured in the _listening booth_ at Tower Records/Honolulu.
I felt like tapping the dude in the booth next to me (who was probably
listening to some crap like Garth Brooks Celebrates a Texas Channukah)
and saying, Hey, like, I _know_ someone in _this_ band :-).
Well, what else could we do? We bought a half dozen of your CDs for gifts,
which was about half of the entire stock. I'm hoping that it will show
up as a blip on the Tower Records inventory control screen ("Hey, Mort,
look over here: that new group, Haunted by Waters, is selling really well
over in Hawaii. Maybe we've got a hit on our hands!"), which leads to
increased airplay, national write-ups, chartered lear jets, who knows?
And when you're posing for your cover story in Rolling Stone, you'll think,
"Gosh, if it wasn't for those Amberg-Johnsons in Hawaii, none of this
would have ever happened..."
Back in *this* space-time continuum, I must say that I like the CD a LOT.
Very interesting; very provocative; very musical. I'm so happy to see
you evolving and progressing in different directions. Can't wait to hear
what you do next.
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 14:01:00 -0800
From: Larry Oppenheimer
To: "'Cait McWhir'"
Just a quick note to let y'all know how much I enjoy Haunted: the music,
the people, the challenge (!). I had fun last night helping out at the
Digital Thing-In and afterwards Cat and I were talking about how much
we liked the community we were being a part of.
I know things have been rough for a number of you recently and I laud
your professionalism in putting on a good and, at times, downright magical,
Thanks for being Haunted.
Larry the O
On Wed, 31 Jan
Bill Trenko wrote:
I just got back from three weeks in the US (two of them in the Bay Area)
and I could hardly wait to listen to my new "Haunted by Waters" CD.
WOW, what a superb effort. You must be so delighted with the outcome.
I know that I will be listening to this disk for a long time, and enjoying
every minute of it. Congratulations on a fine collection of rhythmic and
melodic sounds -- I love it! -
We've been busy down here. We did a party for a DJ (Leslie Shill) at KAZU
90.3 FM in Sand City near Monterey. He does a three hour radio show featuring
music from around the world with both an ethnic theme as well as dance
music and anything that can help bridge our cultural gaps. I played Haunted
By Waters for him and he absolutely loved it. He said that he wanted to
play my CD on his show the following Wednesday night, so I loaned him
the CD and tuned in from 8PM to 11PM and he not only played it but he
put in a plug for it. I also put him in touch with X DOT 25, I gave him
a copy of the papers that I picked up the night of the show. Hope to talk
to you soon.
Date: Sun, Feb
4, 1996 2:46 AM EDT
Dear Cait et al,
I first heard 'Haunted By Waters' at the Electronic Picnic many months
ago... truely great, hypnotic sounds. seemingly combining ancient music
with modern rhythms...reminding me a little of 'Dead Can Dance' ... I
signed up on the e-mail list and anxiously awaited announcement of the
cd release party......but, alas....no e-mail....I thought "Another great
band down the drain, why didn't I buy the cassette?!" ... I thought all
was lost and had almost given up hope and then I received a flyer from
KKSF, and to my surprise there was an ad from Xdot25 that the new cd was
on sale at Tower Records!! So. I now have your cd, and I'm hoping you
get some gigs so I can go see the group live; and PLEASE put me on your
e-mail list or mailing list (if one does exist!)
Subj: first encounter...
Date: Thu, Feb 15, 1996 9:50 PM EDT
Met with your group, it was in the great american music hall at a gig
with beasts of paradise... thought you were OUTSTANDING !! and would have
been very happy indeed to hear you play
.longer ...more ...continuously :) !
So i did go & purchase the CD, am trying to figure out where else i can
catch your group playing live...hmmm ? any info would be appreciated :)
and pls add my name to your mailing list.
peace & warm post-valentine'z vibes..
Date: Sun, Feb 18, 1996 3:51 AM EDT
To: email@example.com (BEAN)
Hey there beanster.
Haunted by Waters CD is wonderful, beautiful, wonderful. I've been listening
to it on my boombox while painting pots - usually early in the morning
- it's glorious.
Subj: Re: Yer
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 1996 10:49 PM EDT
From: Corcoran Laura
To: MinervaMus@aol.com (MinervaMus)
Thanks for writing back (twice!), and giving me the right address... In
answer to your previous question, I'm writing from Chicago (where it's
50 degrees and... rainy-crappy... like Mondays are meant to be). We haveum
Tower Record Stores a-plenty around here, but I stay away from them like
the Plague: Overly crowded with too much of a non-good thing and not enough
of the other; Overly expensive merchandise; Overly underfriendly, bored
and boring staff; and even when one can manage to coax one of the employees
to crack open the Big Book o' Sounds to look up an album you're looking
for but can't seem to find.... they CANNOT, for whatever reason, seem
to be able to spell the name you're looking for. -
Even when you spell it FOR them. I dunno-- something gets lost in the
transition from my mouth to their ears.
Anyway, YES.. I have an aversion to Tower Records and therefore stick
to the smaller, weirder, and much friendlier chain-o-songshops. Or I try
to get the album in question right from the source. Which is what I'm
gonna do NOW-- thanks for giving me the correct address! Off my check
Date: Fri, May 3, 1996 2:25 PM EDT
From: Eric P. Peterson
Hello fellow musicians! I just checked out your Web page and the info
on "Like The Dust." I will run, not walk, to look for a copy; I already
know I will enjoy it :) Best of luck you all of you. I'm very happy to
support my fellow musicians.
Of Welsh ancestry,
Eric P. Peterson
Bass Guitarist for Sydney Page
Subj: Mailing list and Comments
Date: Sun, May 12, 1996 11:17 AM PDT
From: Richard Applebaum
After listening to Haunted's performance at the Davis Whole Earth Festival
last week, I have some comments to make about the CD. It's great! I feel
the music is superior to Lorenna McKennit and Enigma (music that is in the
same genre). The recording and mixing quality on the CD is excellent. Keep
up the great work!
The concert was terrific. But, there was one piece in concert where a male
vocalist was featured. Unfortunately, neither I nor my companion cared for
that piece, and in fact we left during that performance. However, as we
were wandering out, the next selection was performed, and we were drawn
back. It was then that I purchased the excellent CD.
Please put me on your mailing list. I have a copy of your performance schedule
and will try to make it to at least some of them.
I was especially struck by the energy and performance of Cat Taylor.
Subj: Re: Haunted
by Waters June/July Schedule
Date: Mon, Jun 3, 1996 8:10 PM EDT
From: Anatole Gordon
Thanks for the info, David. Why does the 6/21 show start at noon? I'll
have to take a day off from work to attend this event (not that that's
bad, but I don't get a lot of days off).
My wife, some friends, and I had a most enjoyable experience listening
to "Like the Dust" under the light of the full moon in the heart of the
Santa Cruz Mountains this past Saturday night. We used backpacks to carry
the player, speakers, and CDs to our destination, from which we could
see the ocean. This was the first listening of the disc under these "conditions,"
and I'm pleased to report that it passed our scrutiny with flying colors.
Listenings like this one forge lasting memories, of which "Like the Dust"
is now an integral element.
Thank you for the experience.
Date: Mon, Jul
15, 1996 11:59 PM EDT
Subj: Like the dust
To: MinervaMus ----------------------
To Haunted by Waters,
I was introduced to your music through my dancing class when my teacher
played it for a short combination. From the first time that I heard it,
I really enjoyed it. I asked my teacher where I could find the CD Like
the Dust. I was told that I would not be able to find it in stores and
that I should write to you. I would be intrested in purching the CD and
would like to know how to go about doing that. I am a 16 year old dancer
and student in Sacramento. Thank you for your help.
Subj: Hello Date:
Wed, Jul 24, 1996 12:45 PM EDT
From: Anatole Gordon
I don't remember if I've written to you since I introduced myself at the
Chronical Festival. If I haven't, my apologies--outstanding show. My favorite
tunes that day were "The Coming of Lugh," "Winds of Love," and "Like the
Dust." I wouldn't have complained had you played "Hideaway," but that
will give me something to look forward to at your next gig. Speaking of
which, can you give me an update on HbW's upcoming schedule? Lydia, my
friends David and Mark, and I are primed to see you again.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Anatole (and Lydia)
Subj: This greeting forwarded to you by request
Date: Fri, Aug 9, 1996 7:40 PM EDT
From: Kitty Wells
Dear Cait, Bean & Diana,
Frank and I are HUGE fans of yours. We are thrilled at the prospect of
you playing at our party. I have been listening to your music quite a
lot as I am working on a large piece of art. It is a mosaic fountain,
an abstract expression of joy, a depiction of amaritta (female orgasm/ejaculation).
I think you'll like it. I feel your music embedded into the patterns.
Some songs still make me cry.
Hope to see you on the 24th.
Date: Mon, Sep
2, 1996 11:23 PM PDT
Subj: Haunted by Waters
Quick note to tell you I've been enjoying the CD for the last few months
and occasionally playing it on the "African/Caribbean Journey" which I
host for WWOZ-FM here in New Orleans on Saturday nights. Had a couple
of calls from fascinated listeners. Celtic music is a particular passion
of mine, but I don't usually get to toss it in the mix, but the other
aspects of HBW let me do that (M'Bayata mostly).
Please keep me advised when the next project is imminent!
Subj: Angels Standing
Date: Sat, Jan 4, 1997 2:59 AM PDT
To the members
of "Haunted By Waters",
I have heard tale of the great tragedy that you endured on 16 December,
while playing at the Ashkenaz. --
I wish to express my deep sympathy to each of you. May you journey on
in peace May your hearts be ever freed, As sorrow dawns to cease As light
returns to seed, may you journey on with peace...
Sage & Spirit,
Subj: Re: Haunted
By Waters-Earth First!
Date: Fri, Jan 24, 1997 6:40 PM PDT
On Wed, 22 Jan 1997 MinervaMus@aol.com wrote:
> Haunted by Waters are playing this Thursday (yes, this Thursday 1/23/97)
> benefit for Earth First in San Francisco.
> The event is quintessentially a rave, and a benefit for Earth First's
> Headwaters forest campaign. So call the phone number for the secret
> (most likely a great gallery space on Brannan Street in SOMA), put on
> dancing shoes and come on down and support your forests!!
> Gia Mind
I had a inspiring
experience dduring the GaiaMind meditation; Angelic Cleansing phoned out
of nowhere, anyway, i did not get to this computer until today friday,
and i'm a great lover of Earth First and their courageous dedication to
stopping the rape of the environment by the cruel and selfish capitalists;
don't despair, please kepp me on your list, fate will bring us together
I like using your music for my massage therapy business: Awakenings Massage,
i first grooved on your music while working at the Whole Earth Expo in
Davis last May.
Date: Friday, February 7, 1997 5:53:40 PM
From: Varvara G Paizis
Subj: No Subject
I felt so good yesterday when I went to work. Your music & company lifted
I really felt G.M.J. come through your music.
Thanks for the reply. Hope your trip was most excellent. Bumped into Gerry
at Gelb just today and my wife Natalie and I are going to try and go to
the MBar and Grill show. Want to support you guys after that terrible
tragedy ‹ don't let it get you down! The beauty you folks bring into the
world transcends even tragic events such as Mr. Nadel's murder. It would
be a double crime to have the actions of one terribly confused person
take not only one man's life, but steal the wind from the sails of the
wonderful, rejuvenating and inspiring music that Haunted by Waters creates.
Hope we can hook up and hang out when your return.
Love to everybody
my name is Tammi Fabris and I watched (well I'm not sure if I'd call it
watched-I danced and sang like crazy) you perform at the Gypsy Carnival
this past weekend.
YOU WERE FABULOUS!!! I have never been to any of your concerts and I was
quite surprised by the energy you created for all us belly dancers. Last
year I started belly dancing and my first performance was a sword solo
and I performed it to one of your songs and ever since then I have listened
to your music. I spoke with Bean after the show and expressed my appreciation
and I will be coming to the Concord Pavilion in a couple weeks to see
you again. I recently bought a dumbec and am looking for beginning drum
classes for myself and my husband and I read in your webpage that Bean
teaches in Oakland. Can you please reply with some information on the
drum classes available for beginners.
Also I am part
of a belly dance troupe in Benicia and we are planning some fundraisers
and carnivals of our own someday and would like info. on how much Haunted
By Waters charges for a booking and what it would take on our part.
Thanks again for a GREAT evening and I look forward to hearing from you
From ALECIA THOMAS
My Dad may have already sent you this, but I want to make sure I stay
on your list because
I really LOVE your band.
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 16:53:40 -0800
From: Timothy Childs
Subject: Re: Haunted by Vordo
Totally dug it. You have the groove I've been waiting for.
Love it. Please put me on your email list.
Thanks for the heart space.
We caught your show last night in Monterey. Really great! We've added
a link to your site from ours, Raven Visionary Arts (http://www.ravenvision.com).
Perhaps, if you ever add a link page, you could link to us. Anyway, hope
you check out our site. Excellent photography and more. Best...
Peter Hughes & Denise Sallee
Date: Thu, Nov
30, 1995 2:35 PM EDT
Subj: re: Haunted by Waters
I am absolutely thrilled with the response you sent to my message. That
is a great job on your part. With this kind of support, HBW will make
a big splash (no pun intended) in the music scene. More and more folks
are getting turned on to world music these days and are looking for innovative
bands like HBW who brilliantly incorporate these influences.
I want to assure you that I most certainly WILL tell all of my friends
about the band, buy the CD as Christmas gifts for many, many folks and
do whatever I can to ensure that people find out about HBW. I am the editor
of my company's newsletter and have done some freelance writing in the
past. I would love to review the CD for publication. Can you give me any
guidance on how to approach the band for quotes or background material?
I live in Nyack, NY, about 20 miles north of NYC.
Thanks again for your message.
It truly made my day.
September 6, 1997 12:03:40 PM
From: Jim Rudolph
Subj: Re: HBW
From: Jim Rudolph
There was some magic working that brought us all together that beautiful
day in San Juan Bautista... the weather... the people... the food... and
that incredible, indescibable music from another world. Thank YOU for
being a part of our lives that day. Please pass along our thanks to Cait,
Bean and all of HBW. Jim
Wanted to let you
know how much I enjoyed your music. Caught you at Monterey, missed you
in San Francisco on July 4th (parking was a nightmare). I'm keeping an
eye out for your next local performance. Local as in Bay area.
My best to you all.
Thanks very much for sending notice about july 4th. We enjoyed seeing
you at pier 39 and liked the music a lot. OF COURSE, I'm not sure the
tourists knew what to make of you ... we thought you all were terriffic!