For a gig this coming [Easter] Sunday, the excellent Tyler Wagler and I rehearsed a song called Illusions, by Larry Jensen, musician, wordsmith, tinkerer. As good songs do, this one is swimming through my busy mind like a dolphin, bursting through the regular noise with some fine, lyrical segment, then gone again. But even that jeweled flicker of a lyric is enough to stop me….
and the urgency to do or die; to wear that crown
….. in the context of a National Election, a Provincial Election, :30 minutes before the GBSYouth Orchestra goes on stage with their bursting young impossible to play Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony (at OSCVI, if you can make it by 8-ish), spring all around but cold, so we’re all working harder to stay warm, eat well, be healthy, get-it-done, whatever IT is – in this URGENT context, I can see how truly irrationally marvelous it is to be human. Thank you Larry for writing so well, because it really is all okay. All of it.
And thanks Tyler, for being so very much alive and in your bones. Just so you know, this Tyler man is one of the most focused, dedicated, brilliant, compassionate people I’ve met. I’m lucky to be working with him.
Looking forward to Sunday – folks, if you want tix, follow the bouncing ball below….