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11 to 75: A Bird’s Eye View of the GRAMMY Awards

 

What is it like to go to the GRAMMY Awards?  Here are some reflections on the experience.

 

Evolution Of A Hit

 

January 2017, San Francisco. After the election I felt the great anger  and ensuing malaise that surrounded folks in the Bay Area - like the fog itself.  Not one to stay depressed too long, I sat down at my keyboard and began to play.  From the power of the Most High came a complete song. Sometimes it comes in  small bits that need to be developed. And sometimes – like this time – it comes as one complete unit: song structure, chorus lyrics and melody, rhythms, transitions, ending.

 

National Poetry Month & Copus!

 

Poetry/jazz ensemble COPUS will be performing at the swanky Top of the Mark as part of the "Celebrating the Beats" series again this year for National Poetry MonthThe Beat Museum, in partnership with the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, brings back legendary poets to riff alongside powerful jazz musicians for the second annual series of Celebrating the Beats at Top of the Mark.

 

 

 

Copus At "The Village" July 25. 2015

 

Too Big for Our House (party)

 

Beatnik Shindig! Fort Mason 6/26 - 6/28

 

THIS WEEKEND:  Beatnik Shindig - 3 days of poetry & jazz sponsored by the Beat Museum. 

If you're in San Francisco this weekend, go check it out at Fort Mason.

 http://www.beatnikshindig.com/schedule

Also...COPUS & the Beat Museum will be producing the CD release of "Aspects" by COPUS on September 11th 2015. It's a PARTY! Join us in North Beach, at the legendary Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco CA

for this exciting event!

www.kerouac.com

 

Head Of Steam 2015

 

I know its been a while since we last talked. Lots of thoughts about things in the meantime.

Things like world events. Our take on it is...

 

COPUS to “Spar with Beatnik Ghosts”

 

COPUS will be Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts at Round 56, "Sparring All Stars" on Friday, September 5th at Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm Street, downtown Santa Cruz. Organized by poet/producer Daniel Yaryan, the poetry marathon will showcase some of California’s best poets from northern and southern California gathered together for a bare-knuckle art brawl with literary ghosts.http://www.sparringwithbeatnikghosts.com

 

When In Rome...

 

We are delighted to announce our participation in a Global Battle...of Bands!
That's right, COPUS has been selected by the good folks at the historical Hard Rock Cafe, along with ReverbNation, for a shot at performing before 40 thousand new music lovers in ROME!

 

Abundance

 

COPUS Multimedia Artist Showcases will continue to present not only COPUS, but also the best indie talent in the Bay Area. September 7th Showcase includes singer/songwriter Edward Dix, comedian/performance artist Karen Penley, and hip hop artist/wordsmith The Archivez, plus surprise guests. Artwork by the Fallen Brotherhood collective. Come to vibrant 518 Valencia @ 16th Street (1 block to BART, around the corner from Roxie Theatre). 8-10pm. $10 cover includes Artist Showcase, snacks, and 2 drinks.  Http://www.518valencia.org.

 

Copus Crew Gigs

 

Lots of gigs happening this summer … check it out!

 

Artist Showcase

 

COPUS is once again returning to its roots of presenting and producing the best indie talent in the Bay Area. Every First Friday of the month - beginning April 5th - the beautiful WestSide ArtHouse will be rockin' with singers, songwriters, poets, instrumentalists and comedians.

 

Haves & Have Nots

 

Poet, Spoken Word Artist Royal Kent performs his timely and classic poem "Haves & Have Nots" for the people of San Francisco for the fifth annual "POEM DOME" aka 'Poems Under The Dome'... http://lyricalpoetryandmusic.blogspot.com/

 

Nightsage & Copus

 

After a 15 month hiatus while Terri and John have been focusing on completion of the new Nightforest Studios based in Nicasio, Nightsage has put the band back together and will appear LIVE at Rancho Nicasio, Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. with Special Guest Stars Keith England (Allman Brothers, Trouble Man), and Royal Kent and Wendy Loomis with COPUS.  Nightsage is Terri Beausejour (Nightsage – Lead Vocals, Composition), John Neff (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Composition), Chris Rossi (Guitar), Dennis Suhrke (Keyboards), Bruce Wilmott (Vocals, Bass)  and Jimmy Hobson (Drums, Percussion, Arrangements).  In addition to numerous Nightsage and John Neff originals, Nightsage will perform material by Steppenwolf, Alex Harvey, Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak, Blondie, Frank Sinatra / Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga, Gene Vincent, David Lynch, The Allman Brothers, Keith England, and COPUS. 

 

Taking Copus To The World!

 

We're on a mission. You can help should you choose to accept. Our mission is to take COPUS to the world. COPUS is code for "Creation Of Peace Under Stars". Can the world use some of that? Are you down? Okay. We knew you were the one for the job.

 

Creation Of Peace Under Stars - COPUS To The World

 

And so it is written so let it be done Despite what you've been told about how the west was won my daughter my son History is no mystery As we create the future - join me in taking the message of Copus To The World

 

Copus Crew News & Information

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th: Copus Music and Shelton Theater come together to present the best of Bay Area poets and composers in a new festival of celebration called ‘Word2Word’.

 

Workers Of The World

 

SATURDAY, MAY 1st – 8:00pm - ROOTS & CULTURE MAY DAY EVENT Shelton Studio, Pier 26 @ The Embarcadero, SF In many countries, May 1st is known as International Workers’ Day consisting of political demonstrations and celebrations recognizing the economic and social achievements of workers. In Kenya, for example, people celebrate Labour Day which had its roots in the ‘8-hour day movement’ advocating 8 hours of work, 8 hours of relaxation, and 8 hours of rest. The earliest known May Day gatherings were found in many northern European countries with pagan festivals such as Walpurgis Night (named after the female Saint Walpurga) where bonfires, feasting, dancing, and music drove away the memories of a long winter. Here in modern day San Francisco, Copus Music and Special Guests have joined up to create a May Day event that promises to shake loose all the dampness from the wintry rain and economic struggles – lifting the spirits of the people in a way only music, dancing, poetry at a cool private location can do! COPUS has added the dynamic percussion playing of Omar to round out the power ensemble, so come check out the new sound and video additions. Special guests include Shelton Studio actors and poet Timothy Trygg will also perform. The event will be hosted by Matt Shelton. http://www.sheltonstudiossf.com http://www.copusmusic.com http://www.youtube.com/copusmultimedia http://www.myspace.com/copusmusic http://www.copuscatalog.com

Refreshments Refreshments Refresments Refreshments We have kept the sliding scale wide, so there is no excuse not to come and celebrate with recession bustors COPUS! Tickets: $2-20 suggested contribution (at the door) Transportation: MUNI (L, T lines) – easy 280 + 101 access # # #

 

Notes From The Universe

 

It's working, (your name). Every day you're getting closer! Everything you've ever wanted is being pressed toward you. Everything is clicking. Don't let the illusions trick you. Don't let the events of today dampen your spirits. Things couldn't be any better than they now are. You couldn't have more reasons to celebrate. Now! Do it! The hardest work is done! Just show up, be present, open every door and let events unfold. Life is your stage. This is your parade. Together we can do anything. theuniverse@tut.com

 

Journey

 

Its to the journey we give everything. The stops along the way, the roads in between. Praises be we are not fooled by the suffering. Its to the journey we give everything.

 

Between Heaven & Earth

 

Some new energy in the Copus ranks for 2010. We've been busily bringing a dynamic percussion man into the fold...by the name of Omar. Poet Royal Kent and Omar go back a ways, so we're looking forward to showcasing their 'Last Poets' type engery and flow for you all. We aim to spring forth this April, live & direct. Question: What is between heaven and earth? Answer: Copus Music ~ The Missing Link ~ Spoken Word with Music