Life Altering...

There are shows and then.... there are SHOWS.. Some performances are good, some performances are great.. some will change your life... I once saw Labelle at summer stage and it changed my life.. forever.. It was the thing that made me absolutely positive I wanted to do music. Seeing Prince live did that for me, seeing D'angelo & Marvin Gaye did that for me, I've seen footage of Ella, and Sarah, or Sly & early Natalie Cole on Don Kirschners Rock Concert as a kid and I knew.. Last night I saw Michael McDonald open up for Steely Dan and believe me when I tell you it was one of the most remarkable shows for sheer talent and execution of great music I have ever witnessed. The music was as good as, and most of the time better than the recordings, I kid you not, and that is not something you see often and most certainly not something you see in artists today. I went on Donald Fagens site when I got home to read up on the man. He had a whole blog on Ray Charles and how much Ray had inspired him while growing up and how to him, Ray changed the face of music. I love when an artist you admire and respect speaks so well of another performers artistry. He also said in another blog that nothing new & exciting has happened to music since Bob Marley & reggae. hmm... I almost agree.. I am a reggae/ska fanatic myself. Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Michael McDonald are heroes to me. I didn't know I had heroes.. I will not tell you about the show itself, you MUST go see it! Last night inspired me.. it changed me.. I am better for it.. That is the power of music. mama said " in my time, we thought music could change the world if people listened" Thank you for listening.. www.steelydan.com www.michaelmcdonald.com