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Song Of The Soul
Song of the Soul invites you to a soul-level encounter. Music has the ability to proclaim the soul's language beyond what mere words can speak. That's what we seek as we invite our guests to share their Song of the Soul. You will hear the music that has charted the steps of their spiritual journey, that has provided a touchstone in the soul's dark night, and sung the hearts awe and joy when come to the Light. As you listen to Song of the Soul, you are both witness and companion to our guest's spiritual path and sacred testimony.

Song of the Soul guests provide about 25 minutes of the music that speaks of their spiritual path, beliefs or journey, and Mark Helpsmeet explores with them the relevance and meaning of this music to their experience. Some guests are musicians, perhaps sharing their own music, but most guests are simply sharing music they've been impacted by, written and performed by others.

The theme song for this program is by Cris Williamson and is called Song of the Soul. Please check out the wealth of great music Cris has gifted to the world.

Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul (10/23/2011)


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Jon Watts digs deep with talk about nakedness, righteousness, our global body, and more, in his distinctive, quirky, style: Spirited music-enhanced spoken word poetry. Come on!  
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Quaker

All the songs in this program are written & performed by Jon Watts
Let's Get Naked
Don't Doff Your Hat
Together We Compose This Bloody, Bleeding, Beating Drum

Comments

Betsy
11/19/2011
16:56
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I got to meet Jon at the Occupy DC gathering and was so impressed by the strength of his music and the depth of his lyrics. His work is definition thought and conversation provoking!
GiGi
11/18/2011
19:03
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Enjoyed listening to Jon and he motivation to create he new album. I've already purchased it and enjoy listening to it while I'm driving all over Wisconsin.
Anonymous
11/17/2011
05:22
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Watts is an intriguing and innovative musician. I am enjoying hearing what comes next always!
Kevin Smith
11/15/2011
20:19
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I've already listened to this album at least 20 times! I love it!
Coleman Watts
11/15/2011
12:19
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great interview with Jon Watts. His music, as always, touches me deeply and hearing more of the stories behind his songs inspires me to want more.
Ken Haase
11/15/2011
07:16
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Great show. Thoughtful and provocative to hear his journey and his art.
Michael Hulburt
11/15/2011
05:12
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Listening to Jon's music has taught me more about what it means to be a Quaker.
Sam Taylor
11/14/2011
15:06
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
A powerful and fun interview. Thanks.
M
11/14/2011
12:13
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Jon Watts is awesome!
Bill Carrigan
11/14/2011
08:12
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I love Jon Watts and his music, and I think his most recent project is thought-provoking and spiritual. Thank you Northern Spirit Radio for sharing this with us.
Lynn Sinclair
11/13/2011
19:50
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Jon is both an inspired and inspiring musician as well as a beacon of Quaker Light. Great interview! A
Elizabeth De Sa
11/13/2011
19:41
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Great interview and inspiring music! Authenticity is one of the most important messages and examples of our times.
Allen Stockbridge
11/13/2011
19:28
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I feel that I got to know Jon Watts by listening to this show. Jon has an informed perspective which enriches his poetry and performance for listeners. I like the metaphor of nakedness; it makes us each think of how we clothe ourselves; what we put on literally and figuratively, and why. It reminds us to be intentional. Jon, I encourage you to continue your ministry in music to the greatest extent possible. Providence will support your spirited sharing; I am sure of it ! Mark, as usual, does a great job in bringing out the spirit of the artist, the why and what for, with his deep, probing and thoughtful questions. In every interview, Mark, you really connect with the artist and help reveal their soul. I look forward to next week's installment - Part Two !
cass
11/13/2011
19:02
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You said it all, Jon "is the real thing." Thank you for this inspirational interview.
Anonymous
11/13/2011
19:00
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Jon Watts has an important message and vision to share. I hope many will support the Clothe Yourself in Righteousness CD.
Tim
11/13/2011
18:57
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What an inspiration. I'll definitely keep an eye out for a chance to see Jon perform!
John Andersen
11/13/2011
18:38
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I haven't had a chance to listen to any other "Song of the Soul" episodes yet though I love the concept. Jon Watts has caught the naturist and nudist world by storm with his fresh and raw honest spirit. I've been involved with the Christian Naturist "movement" for a handful of years now and it's very refreshing to stumble across a parallel movement of God's Spirit within Quakerism and spilling over beyond.
Donna McDaniel
11/13/2011
18:33
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Jon is an amazing writer and musician... so glad you have made this available to (I hope)lots of other people...
Peggy
11/13/2011
15:53
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thanks for doing this wonderful interview!
marcia dickinson
11/13/2011
15:33
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I love Jon's music, words, and the man himself. Great message! We should all pay attention.
marcia dickinson
11/13/2011
15:31
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I love Jon's music, words, and the man himself. Great message! We should all pay attention.
lily
11/13/2011
14:43
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Awesome Jon, lovin' it!
Ron Akins
11/13/2011
14:32
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It's interesting to hear how creations sometimes naturally fit into a framework spontaneously.
Matt B.
11/13/2011
14:00
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This interview is great! Jon is an inspiration to anyone who wishes to let themselves speak.
Brian Anthony Kraemer
11/13/2011
13:45
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Jon Watts and his friends are a brave, inspired, and courageous group of folk who if emulated would illustrate the kingdom of God on earth. They are following their hearts and living out a life of authenticity, the kind of life that Jesus exemplified and that ultimately cost him his life. I so admire Jon and I wish I lived in his area in order to meet him and his friends and live out our truth. Refusing to hide one's body is just the beginning, the easiest, the most natural and simplest of what Jon is espousing. Refusing to hide one's soul and one's spirtit is far more challenging and certainly the next steps in being "naked and unashamed." We have been invited by God to live lives of authenticity, even when the authentic is painful or scary or sad or angry because only when we accept our authenticity can we be overcome with joy and happiness and pleasure and love. More later, but congratulations to Jon Watts and his beautiful friends and may he and they live out their days in this truth, not just for the moment, but for the eternal.
Anonymous
11/13/2011
13:43
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Excellent insight!
Cliff Spab
11/10/2011
09:12
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Every time I listen, really listen to Jon's words in his latest CD I understand more about Quakerism. Jon takes us back to our roots -- to being genuine in our relationships with others, seeing that of God in them and in us. Stipping away layers of pretense is so hard, but not impossible. Congratulations Jon!
Lola
11/9/2011
22:26
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Great interview with Jon. There is courage in baring one's body and soul. "I am finally alive and dying at the same time." That's what it's all about. Thank you Jon! Lola
M.E. Hogan
11/9/2011
20:41
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Jon is one of the most AMAZING musicians ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =:D
choirqueer
11/9/2011
19:43
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Jon Watts is an incredibly gifted performer and a faithful vessel for the work of the Spirit. Every word that comes out of his mouth is worth listening to!
Kimberly Cain
11/9/2011
15:59
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Thank you for your interview of Jon Watts. I've been digging his music for a while & his message is right on! I look forward to more "nakedness" here, there & everywhere, Kimberly Cain Naked Prayers Blog - http://www.KimberlyCainBlog.com
Marcelle Martin
11/2/2011
22:17
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What Jon has to say on the topic of Nakedness and the inspiration for his ministry of music is interesting, provacative and good food for the soul.
Anna B
11/1/2011
17:12
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Thank you for interviewing Jon Watts! Each time I listen to his new album--and there have been many times--I hear something new that interrupts all my brain chatter, leaving me fresh and questioning. Some of the questions that arise in me are scary, and I don't want to deal with them all at once. But I feel like a better person for having asked them. And I trust that answers will come either when I am prepared--or when God catches me naked.
Walter Hjelt Sullivan
11/1/2011
14:59
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Let us live transparently. You go Jon. Thanks NSR.
Lauren
11/1/2011
07:41
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What a compelling story! Keep nudging our courage, Solomon Eccles.