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Re: GEAR LUST and CREATIVITY
on 15/8/01 4:03 PM, Tom Ritchford at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> "So perhaps our task in this shaky, fast-changing, bewildering
> world in which we live, is to make music--at first with all that we
> have, and then, when that's no longer possible, to make music with
> what we have left."
Talking of which
Some time ago a friend coming back from a trip in the States showed me some
video footage he had shot in the streets.
There was this old, beautifully smiling black man sitting on a box on a
street corner; in one hand he had a metal plate on which he bounced some
coins; with that and his voice he was making varied and moving blues - and
it wouldn't have sounded better if he had had an orchestra. The man
obviously had a soul.
I admire and feel envious for those who can make music with whatever they
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