For the musicians and artists in the group - though way
off topic here's a heads up.
Happened on an extraoridnary performance tonight - celebrating the life
of George Harrison. More musicians per square inch on one stage than
anywhere else in the world - Ravi Shankar and his “band”, directed by
his daughter, Michael Palen doing “I’m a Lumber Jack” with the
accompanying RC Mounities choir, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Star
and three other drummers, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and a flock and a
half of musicians with more guitarists than you can shake a stick at.
All these musicians had known George and each other for a long long time
and had played together for countless hours over the years. They did a
lot of George’s songs, many that were immediately recognized after being
almost forgotten. And they did what musicians can do - played their
asses off, and their hearts out - one coherent blend of feelings,
expressed as sounds, eminating from a host of instruments and a range of
voices, but all from the heart. And the word “play” was obvious - they
all were enjoying “playing” - no big egoes trying to outdo each other.-
they just locked in and took off for where musicians can go - and take
anyone along who wants to go with them. What a place that is!
The effect George had on them came out in their music and in their
voices - and it was glorious, even via a TV screen and two small
If you want to experience the celebration of a life, check PBS.org for
when this thing will be on in your area. You will definitely get a