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Don’t just stand there – go make music!   1 comment

In these days of massive global uncertainty, ponder this:

“When you do music – and I’m telling you this because [doing it as a child] changed my life – you become a better citizen. You think more about…others. Do you know what is the most beautiful expression of a community? A choir or an orchestra. I say all the time, ‘You have to listen to each other, even if you are not agreeing.'”

That’s Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the LA Philharmonic, talking about classical music—but  it applies to all other musics, and indeed to life itself. (Found in the January-February 2012 issue of Westways, the AAA magazine for SoCal. Not on their website yet.)

So go out and sing or play—even if it’s a kazoo. It might change your life, too!

And Happy New Year!

Posted December 30, 2011 by Ray Urwin in Uncategorized

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