Life as a musician looks like (and is) fun, but it is also serious business. In fact, composer and producer Charlie Peacock tells us to "take it seriously—at the same level of seriousness you hope surgeons and airline pilots take their work." At the same time, author C.S. Lewis reminds us that "the eternal things in this world are neither symphonies, sculptures nor architecture, but the people beside us on the bus."
The greatest challenge of being a musician is to value the people around me even more than the music I make for them. And it’s when I succeed that music, and the times I spend with people like you, are the most fun!
This month’s "serious fun" happens on May 10 with Carlos Kanno's "Sings and Plays" project, and Jonathan Katz's "Tokyo Little Band" on May 19. See you there!
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (I Corinthians 13:1)