Album reviews of American Zen's second album, Level 2 = Christ Killer,
are giving Coyote the credit he is due as one the world's foremost flute players and songwriters.
PR_AmZen February 2008
Press Release of American Zen
LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me is American Zen's third album on Shaolin Records
and their 3rd Level of Shaolin Zen Buddhism.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tujunga, California – February 2, 2008 – American Zen, America's first Buddhist rock band, released in June 2007, their follow-up album to Level 1 = Peace Of Mind. Both albums were released by Shaolin Records and produced by Richard O'Connor.
Artist: American Zen featuring The Hippy Coyote
Product: cd record album, mp3 song or album downloads, and the same from iTunes AAC mp4 format
Title: LEVEL 3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME
Event: 3rd Level of Buddhist Enlightenment
Those who have been following Coyote’s story know that he spent 16 years as a Mr. Mom.
Without a car, without alimony, without a job, without family, after giving up his movie career and moving to Utah in 1991, Coyote lost his entertainment career to become a diaper changing dishwasher for an entire decade in Utah. “It might not have been so bad if I’d had a wife and career, but my wife dumped me in 1992 and I spent the rest of the century dragging my daughter around to my Shaolin Chi Mantis and Tai Chi Youth Kung Fu and Tai Chi classes. I should have left my wife and daughter in Utah and came back to Los Angeles in 1992 but I didn’t want to leave my daughter behind. I made a promise/vow/commitment to myself when I was just turning into an adult. I’d read that the character and integrity of every person is developed by the time they are 5 years old. So, I decided, many years ago, that if I ever had children that I personally would raise my children those first 5 years to insure they received my values. I accomplished that goal with my daughter, Caitlin O’Connor, and I’m very proud of her up to the age of 12 when her mother took over raising her.”
“So I gave up love for my children. Hey! My kids are gone!”
“This is my last album made while living with my children. It was supposed to be more romantic. I had a couple prospects for meaningful relationships...but they fizzled.”
LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND Coyote seeks a warm safe place for his family and finds it.
LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER Coyote is harassed by Mormons and creates Shaolin Zen.
LEVEL 3 = I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME Coyote has a home, has a religion, has a bed--sleeps alone.
Disappointed at not creating a new JOURNAL OF LOVE, to follow the half dozen journals Coyote has already written and composed albums of music for, we decided to create a HISTORY OF LOVE album. Some of the songs on this album are from the 1970s. Some songs are from the 1980s. Two songs are from the 1990s, and a couple are from the 2000s.
This HISTORY OF LOVE has inspired Coyote to create a live concert show, 4 DECADES OF LOVE.
Folk Rock Podcast 10 featuring David Courtenay of Santa Barbara, California.
"Paying The Price" (60s British Pop Rock)
"Giving All I Can" (British upbeat pop song with cool vocal harmonies.)
Podcast 10 of the Folk Rock Podcast of Shaolin Records
Hosted by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen
David Courtenay at www.CaliforniaFolkRock.com:
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