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Bass Tracks Done For Love

  LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me is American Zen's third level of Shaolin Zen Buddhism.
LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER is American Zen's second album on Shaolin Records and their 2nd Level of Shaolin Zen Buddhism.  
LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND
was American Zen's first album of their 8-level spiritual journey
produced by Richard Del Connor on Shaolin Records.

AmZen eNEWS April 2008
Official newsletter of American Zen

0. -- Main Announcement about AMERICAN ZEN featuring The Hippy Coyote --

Bass Tracks Completed on I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME

Tom Calder, bassist of American Zen, completed the bass tracks for the upcoming album, LEVEL 3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME. Using the same 1959 Rickenbacker bass as on the previous two albums, Tom and Coyote came up with a new plan for this album.

“Coyote’s been reminiscing about his childhood lately,” explains Tom Calder. “He was always bragging about what a great “Boogie Woogie” player he was on the piano. So we started jamming up some boogie woogie and decided that the walking and bouncing bass lines would be a way to add some life and joy to some rather sad romantic songs of Coyote. He was planning on this album being more romantic, but by the time we started this album, he’d broken up with his red haired girlfriend.”

For more of the stories about this new album, and Coyote’s lovelife, visit their OFFICIAL BAND WEBSITE:
http://www.americanZEN.org/level_3A.html

LEVEL 3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME cd website:
LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me

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1. -- CafePress.com AMERICAN ZEN PRODUCTS --

Wear Your Zen

Whole bunch of new shirts and apparel and stuff with American Zen logos and Coyote logos on them.

Wear your Zen of American Zen at:
http://www.cafepress.com/americanzen

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2. - - BUDDHA KUNG FU ROCKS! - -

Kung Fu School of American Zen

Buddha Kung Fu is the official Kung Fu school of American Zen.

Check out the newly developing website at: www.BuddhaKungFu.com

Next SEMESTER STARTS: May, 2008

For more information:
http://www.BuddhaKungFu.com

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3. -- FEATURED  WEBSITE --

www.actZEN.com --

Did you graduate actZEN.com?

Coyote’s moving back to the OFFICIAL WEBSITE of American Zen: www.americanZEN.org

Follow the podcasts of Coyote dissecting his brain, live, inside your computer...

This website has really changed our Zen Dog. This is a Buddhist journey that American Zen is pursuing, so we expect some spiritual, mental, and emotional evolution with each new year and each new American Zen album.

This website, www.actZEN.com, was a major factor in the Buddhist development of the band.

Ah, our pup is growing up.

Read along or do it yourself at:
http://www.actZEN.com

“ActZen Podcasts” are in the LEVEL 2 podcasts of American Zen:
http://www.CoyoteRadio.net

Podcasts available at iTunes:
Coyote Radio .net (American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcasts)
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=202963354

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4. -- FOLK ROCK PODCAST of SHAOLIN RECORDS  --

Folk Rock Podcast 13 of Shaolin Records

Featured Folk Rock Artist:   JoAnna Lynne

Folk Rock Podcast 013 of Shaolin Records
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen

Featured Songs:
"Long Ride"
"Bad Habits"

Folk Rock Podcast 013 of Shaolin Records
http://www.folkrockpodcast.com

JoAnna Lynee at CaliforniaFolkRock.com:
http://www.californiafolkrock.com/joannalynne

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5. - - Coyote Radio - -

American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast is BACK

After several months of studio recordings and a broken love affair, Coyote is back to continue the AMERICAN ZEN BUDDHIST ROCK PODCAST series.

First show this year is scheduled to be recorded this weekend.

American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast L2-20
http://www.coyoteradio.net/index.php?post_id=333403

PODCAST 40 of the American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen

Episode 20 of American Zen's LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER cd.

Acting Arsenal
by Master Zhen, Patriarch of shaolinZEN
read by The Hippy Coyote

Coyote reads from the actZEN webpage, "Acting Arsenal," by Master Zhen

Today's webstories:
"Acting Arsenal" (An actor's arsenal includes the ability to portray despicable people they could never really be...)
Written by Master Zhen
Read by The Hippy Coyote

Featured Website Page LINK:
"Deciding What You Are"

Website Publisher:
shaolinZEN.org

Featured songs:
"Christ Killer" (Three drummers keep this weird beat, trying not to hit their drum at the same time as the other guys.)

INTRO SONG:
"Great Salt Lake" (Instrumental song named after the Great Salt Lake, adjacent to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Coyote lived.)

 

American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast L2-19
http://www.coyoteradio.net/index.php?post_id=332172

PODCAST 39 of the American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen

Episode 19 of American Zen's LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER cd.
Deciding What You Are
by Master Zhen, Patriarch of shaolinZEN
read by The Hippy Coyote
Coyote reads from the actZEN webpage, "Deciding What You Are," by Master Zhen

Today's webstories:
"Deciding What You Are"
Written by Master Zhen
Read by The Hippy Coyote

Featured Website:
actZEN.com

Featured Website Page LINK:
"Deciding What You Are"
http://www.actzen.com/NEW_you-2.html

Website Publisher:
shaolinZEN.org

Featured songs:
"American Zen Level 2"
(Coyote has a surprisingly harsh view of modern society. )

This Southern California FOLK ROCK group includes
    The Coyote: Flute, Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Author, Composer, Lyricist, Novelist, Poet, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Ukuklele, Bass, Vox Organ, and Drums

Produced by Richard Connor for Shaolin Records.
www.shaolinRECORDS.com

Complete podcast series:
www.coyotePODCAST.com

American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcast ARCHIVES:
www.CoyoteRadio.NET

iTUNES
Coyote Radio .NET (American Zen Buddhist Rock Podcasts)
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=202963354

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6. - - Poetry by The Hippy Coyote - -

The Coyote Poetry Podcast 010
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

NEW PODCAST: Poem and a Song
The Coyote Poetry Podcast episode 10
POEM: “Indigo”   (Romantic poem by The Coyote.)
SONG: “The End The Horizon”    (Coyote's San Diego Buddha Nature.)

Another podcast series put on hold due to Coyote’s studio work, THE COYOTE POETRY PODCAST continues at the LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND website.

“I’ve got one more poem to go and we’re heading to the UTAH PHASE I book,” pants our excited Coyote.

Check it out:
autumnflavors.com/OrderTheBook.html

Coyote Poetry Podcast:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Coyote’s Newly Developing Poetry Headquarters:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Podcast 010 of The Coyote Poetry Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen.
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

 

The Coyote Poetry Podcast 009
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

NEW PODCAST: Poem and a Song
The Coyote Poetry Podcast episode 10
POEM: “Introduction”   (Glance at all 11 poems of the CD, LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind by American Zen.)
SONG: “A Long Way Home”    (Unreleased ORIGINAL SONG RECORDING of Coyote playing a Fender Stratocaster.)

Another podcast series put on hold due to Coyote’s studio work, THE COYOTE POETRY PODCAST continues at the LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND website.

“I’ve got one more poem to go and we’re heading to the UTAH PHASE I book,” pants our excited Coyote.

Check it out:
autumnflavors.com/OrderTheBook.html

Coyote Poetry Podcast:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Coyote’s Newly Developing Poetry Headquarters:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Podcast 009 of The Coyote Poetry Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen.
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

 

The Coyote Poetry Podcast 008
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

NEW PODCAST: Poem and a Song
The Coyote Poetry Podcast episode 8
POEM: “It's tough...”   (by The Coyote.)
SONG: “But I've Got”    (Unreleased ORIGINAL SONG RECORDING of Coyote playing a Fender Stratocaster.)

Another podcast series put on hold due to Coyote’s studio work, THE COYOTE POETRY PODCAST continues at the LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND website.

“I’ve got one more poem to go and we’re heading to the UTAH PHASE I book,” pants our excited Coyote.

Check it out:
autumnflavors.com/OrderTheBook.html

Coyote Poetry Podcast:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Coyote’s Newly Developing Poetry Headquarters:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Podcast 008 of The Coyote Poetry Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen.

 

The Coyote Poetry Podcast 007

NEW PODCAST: Poem and a Song
The Coyote Poetry Podcast episode 7
POEM: “Spring Rain”   (by The Coyote.)
SONG: “December Snow”    (Unreleased ORIGINAL SONG RECORDING of Coyote playing a Fender Stratocaster.)

Another podcast series put on hold due to Coyote’s studio work, THE COYOTE POETRY PODCAST continues at the LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND website.

“I’ve got one more poem to go and we’re heading to the UTAH PHASE I book,” pants our excited Coyote.

Check it out:
autumnflavors.com/OrderTheBook.html

Coyote Poetry Podcast:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Coyote’s Newly Developing Poetry Headquarters:
http://www.coyotepoetry.com

Podcast 007 of The Coyote Poetry Podcast
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen.

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7. - - Books by The Coyote - -

Autumn Flavours

We are going to wait until Autumn 2008 to release this book.

In the meantime check out the UTAH PHASE 1 poetry book. Both of these poetry books are scanned copies of Coyote’s copy of the poetry books. The UTAH PHASE 1 poetry book was used to record the songs and poems of both albums, LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND, and LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER.

“This AUTUMN FLAVOURS poetry book was the copy I used for giving poetry readings in Utah,” explains Coyote. “The green pen handwritten notes on the bottom of each page were reminders to me of what the poems were about so I could perform them better and answer questions about the origins of the poems.”

Coyote’s poetry was so well received that he was included in three poetry books of Utah artists. “Mostly housewives,” laughs Coyote, “but they liked my wild hippie poetry. My performances were very mellow though. I didn’t want to scare them away. Mostly I performed my thoughtful, cute, and romantic poetry. This poetry book, AUTUMN FLAVOURS, only had a couple poems I used, like “Genodus.”"

Warning: There is some violent, bizarre, and weird poetry in this first book of poetry by Coyote. All poems were written between 1974 and 1978.

http://www.shaolinRECORDS.com/RecordStore-R/autumnflavours-R.html

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8. -- MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENT --

CHRIST KILLER CD First Batch = Collector’s Item

People prefer to download our albums, rather than buy them.

Is that true?

So, Shaolin Records is moving out of the mail order business. Most links to buy the CD directly from Shaolin Records, have been removed.

IF, anyone wants a CD directly from Shaolin Records, this is one of our last links to do so:
http://www.shaolinCOM.com/Shaolin_Records/amzenSR-S.html

Shaolin Records CD website page for CHRIST KILLER:
LEVEL2christKILLER

Order from cdBaby.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/americanzen2

Order from amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Killer-American-featuring-Coyote/dp/B000SNULG2

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Coyote’s Music Recommendations--->>

-- iMIX at iTUNES by The Hippy Coyote --

iMix: “iMix Sports RockNRoll 1”

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=293350222&s=143441

Playlist Notes: Desire, lust, love, romance...I'm so confused...

Song Name
 
Artist
Stone Free   The Jimi Hendrix Experience
My Little Red Book   Love
Black Of Night   American Zen
Great Salt Lake   American Zen
Room To Move   John Mayall
Can’t Hold Me Down   American Zen
We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet   The Blues Magoos
Carol   American Zen
Rock and Roll Woman   Buffalo Springfield
One Original Thing   Cheyenne Kimball
Gimme Shelter   The Rolling Stones

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Enjoy your journeys elsewhere and here.

Sincerely,
Richard Connor
Producer, www.shaolinRECORDS.com

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“AmZen_eNEWS”
is the official newsletter of American Zen, "America's First Buddhist Rock Band.™"

The AmZen_eNEWS is published monthly and sent to
fans, friends, and anyone wanting more information on the FOLK ROCK band, American Zen:
featuring:
The Coyote:  drums, bass, flute, vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriting, and poetry
http://www.folkrockTROUBADOUR.com

iTunes AMERICAN ZEN albums
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=7403290

iTunes AMERICAN ZEN Level 3 = I Want You to Love Me album
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292907806&s=143441

Album website for American Zen’s third album: LEVEL 3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME
LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me

American Zen is an exclusive artist of Shaolin Records: http://www.shaolinRECORDS.com

American Zen homepage: http://www.americanZEN.org

American Zen’s MySpace page is: http://www.myspace.com/americanzen1

Shaolin Records MySpace page is: http://www.myspace.com/shaolinrecords1

Publisher-Editor: Richard Connor
http://www.RichardDelConnor.com

Copyright 2008 Shaolin Communications.
All rights reserved. ASCAP

Lyrics used by permission of Shaolin Music:
http://www.shaolinMUSIC.com
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The Rich of Music Machine LIVE
   
The Hippy Coyote, poet photographer

cd cover
American Zen's 3rd album

LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me

subject of cover:  1983 Hollywood Hills photoshoot
related albums:   LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 by AmZen
related story
:  Coyote has Lara love affair

 

book cover
Richard Del Connor's 2nd poetry book mid-1970s

Winter Flowers

subject of photo: 2007 performance of Buddha Zhen
related book: Autumn Flavours by The Hippy Coyote
related story
: Coyote Radio Tujunga shows

 

book cover
Coyote's first poetry book early 1970s

Autumn Flavours

subject of photo: Coyote in Nfld. wolf's clothing
related book: Winter Flowers by The Coyote
related story
: Written during Bonita days+

         
book cover of Utah Phase 1
   
LEVEL 1 cd label of American Zen

book cover cover
poetry and lyrics of LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer

Utah Phase 1

subject of cover:  1990 artwork by Damien Hunter
related albums:   LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 by AmZen
related story
:  Coyote battles Mormons

 

cd cover (unfolded)
American Zen's 2nd album

LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER

subject of photo: 1989 Coyote in Beth Golam Cemetary
related book: Utah Phase 1 by The Hippy Coyote
related story
: Mormons battle Coyote in Utah

 

cd cover
American Zen's 1st album

LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND

subject of photo: Coyote in Hollywood Concert
related book: Tai Chi Beginner by Buddha Zhen
related story
: Coyote moves to Utah

About Shaolin Records:
Shaolin Records was launched in 1984, releasing vinyl records and cassette tapes of Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and folk rock music from Santa Monica, California. Our Zen Buddhist objectives of Shaolin Records are to 'enlighten and entertain™.' During the 1990s while located in Utah, Shaolin Records sold cassettes and books for American Zen, Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu and Taijiquan, Tai Chi Youth, and parent book publisher, Shaolin Communications. In 2003, Shaolin Records became a digital recording studio using ProTools recording software and Apple Macintosh computers.

Media Contact:
Richard Connor
Producer, Shaolin Records

 

About American Zen:
American Zen is led by The Hippy Coyote who fronts the band on flute and acoustic guitar. Coyote is a renaissance man who writes all the music, lyrics, and poetry, then usually performs all the musical instruments on his album. The LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me album is about a love affair that Coyote had with a Utah Kung Fu student of Shaolin Chi Mantis. The songs were sung in the order they are on the album with all backing vocals in one day. The poetry was recorded before Coyote decided to create his "Bass Poetry" by recording one or more Rickenbacker bass tracks behind his orated poetry.

Media Contact:
The Hippy Coyote


Music artist, American Zen

 

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