Saturday, September 13, 2008

Carpe Diem

Seize the day.
Just do it.
This is the only life you'll get.

These phrases are familiar, yet the message bears repeating often. Recently I saw Tony Vacca, world percussionist, in concert, and his music was wonderful. I fell in love with the sound of the Balafon, and have new appreciation for the sound of many gongs ringing in synchrony. But the gist of one of his spoken word pieces was this--make it happen. You determine what "it" is, and then figure out a way to get it done. Make your life extraordinary!

2 comments:

LB said...

He was so great. I appreciated what he had to say about practice and always trying to get better at whatever it is you do. He was smart about the science and wise about making music together.

Thanks for returning Stephen's cowbell. I'm going to need to practice for next time!

Fiddler said...

Get your groove on, LB! You can cowbell with the best of them--Christopher Walken would be proud.