07
Nov
11

THE JOY OF MUSIC in America

Do you want to start your day out with a smile?

What is that worth to you?

Does it make a return on your investment?

If things aren’t money makers, but are joy makers, isn’t that valuable?

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1800342457322

IT’S PRICELESS.

This morning I was scanning my facebook page, and saw that video.

Yes, it made me smile. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside.

That is important.

This summer, hubby and I were walking in Central Park.  We heard this glorious music coming from around a few trees…and we followed it to this pied piper…(with a violin).

We were all little rats, just eating up this sonically pleasing cheese.  It was an enchanted forest filled with music.

This woman was so lovely.

It brought a smile and a tear.

It was relaxing and soothing.

Ah, but I wouldn’t be me, without finding something wrong.

As I watched tourists and locals gather and be mesmerized by this woman,

I thought about what a shame it is that THE ARTS are so lightly supported by government.

(ARTS is a four letter word in some parties that don’t know how to party.)

How it is fine to cut budgets for insignificant, frivolous things like this.

This is New York Violinist, Susan Keser.

Battle over beauty.  

(Speaking of which, I was looking rather unattractive in that clip!  My face gets all twisted when I cry.  Yuck.)

But, why do we need stuff like this in schools?  That’s not going to make us any money, or protect our country.

We don’t need kids to grow up and clutter the parks with this crap.

Where is the profit in that?

We sat there for at least 30 minutes, and I put a couple of dollars in her violin case.

Some musicians are lucky enough to get their well deserved break, (and some not so well deserved), and make a profit!

But these childhood prodigies, way back when, had lots of “elective” classes to choose from!  And look what they grew up to be!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite classes in school were music, art, and gym.

And speaking of School Days

ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS TO BLAST IN MY ROOM, IN THE DARK, SMOKIN' A DOOB IN HIGH SCHOOL! P.S. LEGALIZE IT ALREADY YOU FUCKING CONSERVATIVE WE TOD ITS. THEN WE WILL HAVE MORE OF A BUDGET FOR MUSIC & ARTS IN SCHOOLS. DUH.

The same day we were in the park..that evening, we went to a sold out show at the Beacon Theatre.  (This costs more than a couple of bucks in the violin case.)

I will end this, for the real music lovers, with select  little video clips from that return of “Forever IV”  show.

May I present some of the most brilliant jazz musicians on the planet, Stanley Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty, Lenny White, Frank Gambale, and Chick Corea.  And of course, a little commentary from moi.

(Thanks, Tony P!)

Enjoy!

But it will be a sad day, if the day comes, when the music dies.  (You may all sing now…so, bye, bye, Miss American Pie….)

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1 Response to “THE JOY OF MUSIC in America”


  1. November 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    http://newyorkviolinist.com – Violinist Susan Keser

    What an interesting day we had. I Love you passion for the arts, something we share for eternity..


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