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Hero’s Journey – Grand Canyon Video

in 1990 Years ago I read Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” where he talked about the Hero’s Journey and it changed my life. 10 years after that I wrote this song (at this posting it is the 10 year anniversary of this song’s birth 🙂 :

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Lyrics to Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a lonely and a long one
Concentric circles with no end
We slay our dragons and we find they were the wrong ones
Until we love them like old friends

The hero’s journey it not about the struggles
Or the battles that you win
To the victor go the spoils so they say
But the silver chalice you can’t give away

Pretentious paths that pull me on but lead me nowhere
I trade for journeys of my heart
The end result does not lie in some destination
For there’s no end and there’s no start

To recall my past without belief of pain and danger
Have brought new purpose to my life
Enslaved by youth I helped enrage my soul with anger
That slipped my heart upon that knife

Light resounds in my hope and meditation
Deep in silence I can see
In lucifer’s shadow I have found my own refection
When the dark night laid it’s hands on me

If there’s an answer to just where this path is heading
That’s the mystery I’ll use
We all have our own brand of armageddon
In the dark night we live through

Bless my heart when mystery has gone completely
Darkness brings rebirth to claim
Letting go will claimed a lesson learned expensively
Embrace the hero heal the shame

So stike my life with a bitter cup of danger
Watch me find my way back home
In the dimest light I found some answers in my anger
Deep in the dark night of my soul

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Here in my Heart

Ego Wrestling

Ego Wrestling

A song for me about how hard it is to truly let people know who I am – or at least who I think I am.

There is always some discrepancy between how we see our selves and how others see us. I suppose that is what makes our close friends our close friends, their view of us is closer to our own view of ourselves.

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Credits for Carbon in Trees?

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Just for a hoot click the speaker symbol in the player and it will open a web site in Yahoo Carbon Ventures this is too weird to be funny!

Read this after you hear it:
Yes that is right! I saw this on PBS.org Frontline Videos Carbon Hunters for a hoot, click the Since the 1990’s oil companies have been buying up rain forests from governments like Brazil – of course Brazil didn’t ask those living in the forests they just sold the forests even though there were thousands of indigenous peoples living in them.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. It is now over 20 years later and everything is getting sticky. Wall Street is now selling stocks for the carbon in those trees – why not it has a value since congress has acknowledged and even give “credit for carbon” to oil companies which allows them to slow their EPA demands for cleaner energy.

Long story short the trees are worth less in the ground than they are as lumber so Brazil is pissed that these credits are being sold but not given the actual value of the trees themselves – but of course since the trees are not timber but merely a carbon sink, they don’t have the same financial value – which is ludicrous since these are the lungs of our planet… ah ha… but alas since Wall Street is now making a profit on the carbon sink int he trees it all changes and the countries that actually own the rainforest want their fair due…

Love Songs By Rusty Cline

A blessed reminder of what makes things tick!

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A song for dear sweet Joanne Canalli

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“When I give mine to you… It’s the best thing I do!”

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Falling in Love With Joanne

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Pretty Souls is about all the people that died to make civil rights a real and true happening in our hear and now!

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“I stand here before you as my heart and soul adores you and give to you the best love of my life…” For Joanne!

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A song that now seems so old – I wrote this in 1985 after a bad divorce!

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For my son Christopher Jack Cline – a memory of a day at the fair…

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Sitting in a cabin in Pine Top Arizona the clouds broke open and the rain fell like rocks from a huge black storm.

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A little ditty for Joanne Canalli my love my best friend my Aussie Rose.

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For my dear deceased friend Aurthur Miscione – Arthur is playing the bass on this song – Harmony by Sapphire Kieft

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Wild Aussie Rose

For My Sweet Joanne… just a cute little diddy!

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Check out Rusty’s Aphorisms

Life really is the best thing that can happen to a guy like me!

A Crystal Hits the Carpet

A song for my dear departed friend Barbara Davis.

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Barbara Davis was a very good friend and my cousin Jeanie’s lover. I wrote this song for her in the early 90s – I had no idea she would pass in the next few years.

Barbara Davis died in the late 90s I played this song at her memorial.

CD – Western Ways

I am re-posting this for the new acquaintances from DFW I met in Portland, Michael and Melissa... Happy Honey Moon you are a sweet couple! This is a song I wrote in 1989 as a fantasy after not being able to get a western omelet and finding no Mountains anywhere near Dallas Texas!

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The waitress? She is a fantastical reflection of a man in his early thirties, in a new town with no girl friend prospects or even possibilities :)
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Uncle Bob – Robert Clinton Cline

Bill, Ken and Bob in the front.

Bill, Ken and Bob in the front.


Robert Clinton Cline – 1935 – 2007

It was my supreme pleasure and blessing to spend the last 12 years of Bob’s life with him here with me in my home. It was an honor to have him pass in my home with his family around him on April 14th, 2007.

This song is for Uncle Bob!

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