Time for the Turning
Kalichi's work draws inspiration from Rumi's mystical love poems as well as the songwriting of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. "I'd like to imagine that I'm linked with the tradition of the troubadour, the poet-musicians who brought Europe literature, a vision of egalitarian politics, an ethos of comradery and the belief in the redemptive power of love." Time for the Turning. A song cycle of redemptive love and of loving that spins towards the light, that gifts it's lovers with a 'crazy sense of future'. Here are songs rooted in love's varied sources, personal, spiritual, sexual; in lullaby and healing; in waiting for those kisses we need; songs hewn from flawed relationships and from public as well as personal tragedy. At the core of this Time for the Turning cycle lurk two powerful contrasts, 'In This Tower' on the Twin Towers falling, and 'Age Old Questions', a lullaby for a baby daughter. Kalichi's lyrics confront and inspire, tell stories and open dreams. As Kalichi writes, these are - songs from the heart's lowlands where loss strips you of what is familiar. Where falling into the water of unknowing, you look for signs and a purification is called for, a pouring out from the eyes. And where tears burn away all that blocks the true sun's arrival. Then the crazy sense of future may come - out through your heart like a radiant sun. Come on, let the crazy sense of future come - let it come, let it come.