MOTOPONY + JOSIAH JOHNSON (Formerly Of The Head And The Heart)
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Where:Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95065

Moe's Alley proudly presents the Santa Cruz debut of MOTOPONY + JOSIAH JOHNSON (Formerly Of The Head And The Heart)

AUDIO MOTOPONY "Wait For Me"

VIDEO- Josiah Johnson "Honey Come Home" Live

ABOUT MOTOPONY- While reading a book called "The Spell of the Sensuous" by David Abrams, Daniel Blue came across a shamanic tradition that suggested that animals, plants, tools, and even stones have a kind of perception and they echo what they are offered. It was suggested that a life lived in poor relationship with the world around oneself was perhaps the cause of all the sickness, war and suffering in the world. 

Seeing the earth burning and taking this to heart, Blue decided to experiment with the theory and attempt to "have a relationship" with his (rather small) motorcycle. He called it "pony", spoke to it as if it were alive and tried his best to respect it as a living thing or at least as a part of life as a whole. Of that time he said, "It changed me forever riding my bike that way. It was undeniably more enjoyable to coax and caress the machine like a friend rather than take it for granted like a meaningless gathering of extruded metals, rubbers and gasses. For the first time, I began to see myself as part of the world and not just a user of it." The resulting joy and empowerment of that moment was infectious and thrilling to Blue, and he coined the term "Motopony" in celebration of the revelation. From then on he began to use the word Motopony to define any tool that he used respectfully with a relational intention of healing himself and the world.

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