Every year since 2001 the rock band Ed Hale and Transcendence re-release the song and accompanying music video for the September 11th tribute song “Rebuild America” during this week. All proceeds from iTunes downloads of song go to New York’s Robin Hood Foundation which has a special fund for September 11th victims’ families. This year is no different. Though it’s hard to believe it’s been ten years.


Recorded in October 2006 in Miami, Florida while recording the Transcendence album All Your Heroes Become Villains, the two-part “Happy Columbus Day” monologue video by Ed Hale was one of the very first videos posted to the YouTube channel TranscendentTV. Since that time, Hale posted over one-hundred and twenty videos of a wide variety of content to YouTube in a little more than half a year citing it as a cultural experiment. Often misunderstood, the controversial video is straight-faced, biting, sarcastic, and entirely tongue and cheek the singer claims. Happy hunting and happy Columbus Day!

Ed Hale and Princess Little Tree Host Bed In For Peace In Gaza Celebration

Seattle, WA
January 2nd, 2009

Over the New Year holiday weekend this year, singer-songwriter and recording artist Ed Hale and girlfriend Nahal Mishel-Ghashghai, who Hale affectionately refers to as Princess Little Tree, held a Lennonesque three-day “Bed In for Peace In Gaza” in Seattle, WA.  The project was originally intended to create awareness about the ongoing violence in Gaza and promote peace in the region, but snowballed into a much bigger event over the three day period. The singer and Mishel-Ghashghai communicated with a multitude of people via social media along with a wide variety of media outlets as well as various embassies of countries like Israel, China, Iraq, Chechnya, Russia and South Korea. They posted a video synopsis of the event on YouTube a few days later that can be viewed below.

Ed Hale and Nahal Mishel-Ghashghai Post Three Day Bed In For Peace In Gaza Press Event on YouTube


Ed Hale Returns from Homebuilding Trip In Ghana, Africa

Ed Hale and children in Akra, Ghana in West Africa
Ed Hale in Akra, Ghana in West Africa

Ed Hale just returned from a two week homebuilding trip to Akra in Ghana in West Africa with Habitat for Humanity. The team he was a part of built three full houses. He also visited the former “slave castles” on the coast. “The building was brutal. The sun was scorching hot. The slave castles were dark shocking and horrifying. I didn’t go in. We are f**king animals,” Hale said about the trip. He created a Transcendent Television series of video shorts about the trip on YouTube which can be viewed below.

Ed Hale Posts Photo of the Inside of a Slave Dungeon Ghana Africa

Ed Hale just returned from a two week homebuilding trip in Ghana in West Africa with Habitat for Humanity. He also had the opportunity to visit the so-called slave dungeons on the coast towards the end of the trip. Above is a photo from that portion of the trip. Hale commented, “Yes they looked like this. yes they smelled. yes it is every bit as awful as one imagines. It’s the soul’s darkness. We are f**king animals. I am ashamed and horrified.” Luckily Hale also created a ten episode Transcendent Television series of video shorts which can be viewed below.


In the summer of 2004, Ashville North Carolina based filmographer Diane Doyle and her production company Journey of Dreams embarked on a quest to film a documentary about singer/songwriter Ed Hale and the rock group TRANSCENDENCE. She filmed the band in rehearsals, interviewed the members, and followed them on the road to create the one hour film entitled Everything Is Cohesive. The band had just completed recording their then-new CD Nothing is cohesive. The film was directed by Diane Doyle and edited by Ron Roman.