Space Babies – “West Coast Family” (Full Episode 4)

“So many hearts, one love”

 

“The Space Babies Show: A Song in a Day” is a series of 6 documentary – style videos that walk you through our songwriting process. Each episode begins in the morning as a blank slate… and over the course of one day, a song is born.

For this episode, we recruited our buddy Eric Ernest Johnson (Eric on Instgram) to paint a mural on the back of “The Wigwam” (which is what we call our garage). We decided to do a mural of a Chumash native village, something that might have been in the area before the Spanish arrived and “saved” everyone. Venice Beach, CA has a rich history of murals and this beauty will certainly add to the lexicon.
The Chumash are a very interesting tribe that lived in coastal California from Malibu up to Paso Robles. They had fairly primitive technology but were master canoe builders, traders, and had a very rich artistic and religious life. It is a great gift to stumble upon a cave filled with beautiful psychedelic and ancient paintings of the cosmos and the “other realms “ while on a hike. The medicine men were great soul travelers. Modern day chumash have a reservation and still conduct ceremonies. If interested, check this out:

http://www.wishtoyo.org/

While Eric got busy painting the wikiup homes, canoes, and native characters, we tried to concoct a song that would be about his artwork. What if we could enter the mural and go back in time? Are we so different from them? Or are we all a family, divided only by time?
We are a “West Coast Family” … with “so many hearts, but one love!”
In the middle of the song, we break into a chant. “Moomat Ahiko” which means “breath of the sea” in Tongvan (which is the name of the tribe in the Los Angeles area).
The music video has us enter the mural and dance around through time. My son Ravi goes up the mountain to visit the Shaman in The Cave and returns with the secrets of adulthood. We paddle out in our canoes and celebrate all West Coast dreamers! Ride that whale! We hope you enjoy this ride and heartfelt homage to the custodians of the western land beyond time!!

 

Lyrics:

Dreamtime Wandering ( dreamtime)
Dreamtime Wandering ( in dreamtime)

Lets travel back in time ,
when life seemed a little less frantic,
we gather food, watching whales and dolphins
the heart opens…
I am the Star Gazer,
so much love
wiki up….
medicine man
wiki up….
medicine man

West Coast Family, We Are connected
So Many Hearts One LOVE
West Coast Family
We Are collective
So Many Hearts one LOVE

Dreamtime wandering through all our eternal loving
Coyote is on the edge, peering
through the sage, The Holy Fool, the
Trickster is you, The Healer on the Hill,
So much love we hold hands and face these
Tribulations, My lovers, my West Coast Family,
My Lovers, My West Coast, My West Coast Family

West Coast Family, We Are connected
So Many Hearts One LOVE
West Coast Family, We Are collective
So Many Hearts one LOVE

Dreamtime wandering (in dreamtime)
Heeeeyyy Haaaa
Child Goes up the Mountain, Comes Down a Woman
Child Goes up the Mountain, Comes Back a Man
Dreamtime………. Star Gazer?
Yes, Dear?
from both sides of reality,
The Healer on the Hill, The Holy Fool ….. Is you!

Moomat Ahiko,
Moomat Ahiko,
Moomat Ahiko,
The Breath of the Sea

West Coast Family, We Are connected
So Many Hearts One LOVE
West Coast Family, We Are collective
So Many Hearts one LOVE

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