Wednesday, July 15, 2009

100 Days of Practice, Day 15: Yeah!

Johnny D's was a blast, folks! Practice pays off, in giving a connection to the instrument that correlates (eventually) to fearlessness. I'm sure it's coming.

Great to see friends we haven't seen in years... thank you all so much for coming. Among them was Susi Ecker... a soul that restores faith that goodness belongs on this Earth. Check out the poem Susi the Fabulous has this posted on her Web site:

A person does not hear sound only through the ears;
he hears sound through every pore of his body.
It permeates the entire being,
and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation;
it either wakens or soothes the nervous system.
It arouses a person to greater passions
or it calms him by bringing him peace.
According to the sound and its influence
a certain effect is produced.
Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance.
This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body.
In that way the physical body recuperates
and becomes charged with new magnetism.

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan ~

Check out more of Susi's photos of people, bicycles, motorcyles, kids and musicians and more... under ecker power on flickr.com. Here's the link.

2 comments:

Peig said...

day 15

Your gig sounds so great. Wish we could have been there. Can't wait to hear more.

My am was pretty much the same. I do not know that many tunes so I have far less to work on than most. What I do know, I feel pretty good about. Worked on playing sets again to cement the tune order and get the flow of the set. The stayed with the long notes.....
hanging in

Susan Gedutis Lindsay said...

Is it starting to feel really good yet? It HIT me tonight... with a big YEAH. Even wrote that into my practice log.