Who do you play for? Do you play for an audience? Do you play for yourself?
Is your music an offering? Is it a spiritual practice? Do you offer it the discipline it requires to get better? It deserves it, you know.
Does it soothe you or wake you up? Does it celebrate life or do you keep it only as an accompaniment?
So much to consider. So much to decide.
Peace of the music be with you. May you transform the music; may it transform you.
Here’s what we need: We need to listen to live music. We need to dance to live music. We need to make live music. And damn it we need to sing.
Music takes us places we can’t imagine. And sometimes that’s as mundane as your living room with a guitar.
Let’s let music move us. What is that that EG Kight sings? “Let the blues move you to a better attitude.” And not just the blues. Bach. Beat. Beatles. Whatevah!
“All we are singing, is give Peace a chance.” We always think we sing that to someone else. We need to sing it to ourselves. Peace.
I’m sure Joe kept himself sane through his lawyer years with hard cases for people whose lives were complicated and insecure by playing music.
He certainly added a lot to our lives through that time… But hooray, here comes retirement!
But now he has all the time he wants to explore his music for himself. I’ve heard a couple things. I really hope we’ll hear more. But I mostly hope that he gets to dig in and just have a good time. And of course I always hope he makes his beloved dance. She does love to dance!
Time for Joe to give his own Peace a chance. Lucky us!
You start some place. We all do. This guy started in this little Valley. He may have been young when he started, but he has a always had big voice! He has a big following inside and outside this Valley.
But every year, once a year, he comes back and sings and plays with his teacher. They have a good time. We have a great time! Leaving is great. Homecomings are great. There’s Peace in both — and Peace is for the listening! Enjoy!
I used to sing back up with this woman. It was always fun because she was always ready for a good time. We always laughed.
And then she fell in love and went away, and music isn’t as giggly fun as it used to be in this valley.
Even when you sing the blues, when there’s harmony and friends, the blues aren’t as hard to carry.
The laughter and the music fill and heal your heart… Join together, they fill the hearts of the singers. They fill the hearts of the players. They fill the hearts of the audience.
Everyone’s hearts are in the same place. That’s Peace! Thanks Averie! You’re so Savory! And so is Peace!