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Tue, Mar 07


Good Earth Village

Lunch and Learn: Larry Johnson

Excited to announce the first speaker of our Lunch and Learn: Spring Stories series- Larry Johnson!

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Lunch and Learn: Larry Johnson
Lunch and Learn: Larry Johnson

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Mar 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Good Earth Village, 25303 Old Town Dr, Spring Valley, MN 55975, USA

About the event

Excited to announce the first speaker of our Lunch and Learn: Spring Stories series- Larry Johnson!




This event is has cost to attend, free will donation will be accepted for the meal and for the guest speaker. Please RSVP in advance to secure your seat!

Larry has been in the woods and on public transit around the world, telling stories there, and as a camp director, army medic, community TV director, and public school storytelling/video specialist. He plays "pretty good music" on old car and plumbing parts, to keep them from the landfill. 61 stories in his book, SIXTY-ONE, call for less war, more walking, and better veteran care. His favorite letter is still one from a 1973 school assembly: "Thank you for coming to our school. I was sick that day, but the other kids liked your storytelling a lot, so I'm going with that".

Larry loves music and the mystical fact that the notes of the scale are embedded mathematically in the Creation as the MUSIC OF THE SPHERES. He tells stories to care for the World, and plays music on a conch shell, trumpet, Alphorn, Crystal Bowl, harmonica, and a blade of grass. And there's more, like a drum made from an old car tire, as well as numerous instruments rescued from the landfill, like HEAVY METAL RECYCLED WATER FAUCET or FRENCH SHOE HORN. That music weaves through this program, tracing conch shells and animal horns to modern day brass instruments. Mountain horns show up as early 911 calls, and amplifying sound thru hollow logs moved us to stethoscopes and telephone. A Crystal Bowl, sometimes called a "liquid bell" calls out the sound amplification quality of Crystal and its use in early radio tubes, and an Armistice Bell calls for continued creativity for better ways than violence to care for ourselves and the World around us. Where else can you hear HOW GREAT THOU ART played on a BUBBLE TRUMPET or ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE on a SWING RESPIRATOR HOSE?


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