My Birthday party this past December 23rd. Saxophone players (left to right) Seth Bailin, Chuck Langford, Mario Perrett, bassist Greg Toro. They came to jam.
Dec 23rd is a tricky time to have a party. There are many who want to show up and with the madness of Christmas shopping and holiday lead-up, ultimately less people actually show then what is possible. And that’s also what makes it cool and special -to see who made it!
Always count the ones that show up, not the ones that say they will and don’t.
There’s an ecosystem of music lovers, creators, and supporters who make it happen. They’re responsible for all of these moments and snapshots that come in all forms, texts, chats, emails.
January is always a time for what I refer to as the “Reconnect.” You know….the Gettup. More for me than just “what happened in 2016 and what will happen in 2017,” but more a month for me to look at everything in it’s current state and make decisions on where it’s going to go.
Rather than reflect on the music, I think about the song I haven’t written yet, and look forward to the next bend in the road. I also think about all the people who are a part of my story and actively reach out to them.
Reach out -use this contact form or email me (I read everything that comes in).
Art as a vehicle for insight, expansiveness, a genesis of ideas and emotions while Entertainment existing as a tickling, fondling, and ultimately forgettable experience in the form of sensory stimulation.
Times Square on NYE, -ultimate entertainment. Tits, ass, dancers, and the same song they’ve been pipe feeding you for over a decade. All abbreviated.
The real question isn’t why she was “playing along” (most likely reason -it was in her contract for a super load of $), but the real question: Was the public more amazed that she was doing it or more amazed that it technically failed?
We all ultimately decide to either give our attention to Art or Entertainment. While Art can be entertaining, Entertainment in itself, becomes lacking in purpose more and more as time goes on.