The Hunt

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Rodeif Chesod is a Hebrew phrase that is roughly translated “pursue mercy”. The word translated pursue, though, is a word describing the relentless pursuit of the hunter. There are no lyrics but this poem summarizes the unspoken message:

Turning from the bread of hatred
With fierce single mindedness,
Losing all caution,
Forsaking all else,
Pursue love!

Till taking it,
And devouring it,
It's flesh our flesh,
It's bone our bone,
We become the prey,
We become the hunted!


from Deeper Dance, released May 1, 2016
Crystal Bright - Saw, Vocals
James Olin Oden - Classical Guitar, Bones, Shruti Box
Joey Arcuri - Standup Bass
Ruffin Daniel McCoy - Classical Guitar, Throat Singing



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James Olin Oden Raleigh, North Carolina

It's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved.

Sláinte Mhór...James

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