Was asked to come down to a local coffee house for some live jazz. Was just "good".... music with no passion is ungratifying sex. Voices of angels, piano perfection, textbook trumpet, proper percussions does not make for a moving experience. Music to me is a creative medium for conveying melodic emotion. Sorry guys , tonight i felt nothing. It doesnt take a multiplatnum recording artist to move a room of 20 or a stadium of 20k. I have heard 10yr old jr Choir members sing with the passion of a broken hearted poet. Ive been lucky like that in my lifetime.
Chicago musicians.....move me or stay your ass at home. "Good" music is never good enough.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I get to go to work today. There are many in Chicago who are unemployed ; for them i pray. I have friends who hate their jobs; for them i sympathize. My heart belongs to those workers who serve the poor living at the many homeless shelters in the Chicago-land area. I've been privileged to be able to serve with them. We are not better than those we help. We love serving humanity. We get to go to work. I am thankful on three levels. I have a job, i love what i do, and i love that my work serves humanity. I realize that on my worst day, it's just another day for me in paradise. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfZqXLnBYb4
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
- High technology is used to record my car NOT coming to a complete stop at 31st and California.
- Low technology is used to help protect the homeless from being and beaten in broad open daylight at Harrison and California
- High technology is used to track down & apply the Denver boot to cars w/2 or more parking tickets in Chicago.
- Low technology is used to track rogue cops who batter, rob and plant drugs on motorist they deem worthy of such treatment.
- High technology is used to monitor prisoners awaiting trial at cook county jail.
- Low technology is used to treat patients awaiting treatment at cook county hospital.
- High technology used to cheat Brad Miller and the Chicago Bulls from a stunning win over Denver. THANKS LOW TECH REFS!!