First of Nine: Tensegrity Blog

Portland, Oregon's Cancer Survivorship and Bodywork Zine by Compassion Arts PDX, LLC

My first guitar: a clue in choosing your first musical instrument

I got my first electric guitar when I was fifteen. Pappy took me down to Denny’s Strings ‘n Things in Gresham and let me pick her out. It was my … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Operation Livecrime, New Year’s Eve, 1991

New Year’s Eve. Nineteen ninety one. I was at the Queensryche concert in Portland, Oregon. My last chemotherapy treatment was the day after Christmas. Those last few sessions, I would … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

New sound therapy album from Taking Care Sound Tribe!

The Taking Care Sound Tribe shed blood, sweat, tears… and, a pancreas, making a sound therapy album of the highest calibre. The recording process brought our deepest vulnerabilities to surface. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Taking Care Sound Tribe goes to the recording studio

For a spell, I worked the admin desk in the massage clinic at my old massage therapy college in Portland, Oregon. The music was piped in from closet a level … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 6 Comments

Long ones, Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones

I found this lovely three string instrument the other day at Trade Up Music in southeast Portlandia. A bit of research revealed it was built by Wendell Powell of Arkansas … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Winding Road

Winding Road: A Samurai’s Journey I’ve carried these bones Along this winding road Past all the fields of Home And I see and I see The road before me Just … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

With thanks… Taking Care Portland, August, 2013

Sunday morning. August in Portlandia. Light filters through the window, soft and golden. Hydrate. Stretch. Move. Dance. Run. Down to the river with the dogs to stand atop the old … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Every guitar

Every guitar has a spirit. A force of expression, waiting to be plucked in hands of heart. Every instrument has a voice that is only heard in your playful hands. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking Care Portland at TaborSpace: Sunday, August 11th, 2013!

Born out of a Portlandia episode? Taking Care Portland is bringing group acupuncture, community bodywork and live, improvised sound therapy in the same room! So, there’s a Portlandia skit, where … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let it shape our bodywork

Music, inspiration… Let it shape our bodywork. Let our sessions build and sway, dancing with the always newfound. Let the work be an epic poem, let it be an album … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, CAMT (OBMT #301)
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Portland, Oregon 97214
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