Sam Cooke’s syrupy voice packs a punch both in your gut and in your heart. His plaintiff lyrics to “A Change is Gonna Come” include: It's been a longA long time coming, but I knowA change gon' comeOh yes, it will Change. Love it, hate it or somewhere in between, change is with us … [Read more...] about A change is gonna come; what songs can teach us about handling change
Montreal is cool. Way cool with these interactive, music making, cooperative swing sets. Love the lights at night. Lovely example of creativity, of music in motion, of exercise, of cooperative community spirit & playfulness all wrapped into one. 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) from Daily Tous … [Read more...] about Making music, together, on a swing. Montreal style.
Andy Mackie, a retired horse trainer, had 9 heart surgeries. The resulting 15 prescriptions caused more problems than they were worth so he stopped taking them. That's a lot of dough for a lot of drugs. So what did he do with the money he saved? He figured he'd live for only about a month or so … [Read more...] about Heaven doesn't need harmonica players
Recently I was working (& playing) in Rio de Janiero, Brazil for the United Nation's World Urban Forum, where I presented a workshop on cultural intelligence. The event included a celebration of young artists which the United Nations have deemed 'Messengers of Truth'. They are artists from all … [Read more...] about Messengers of Truth