Throw Down Your Heart

Just watched Bela Fleck's DVD, "Throw Down Your Heart". Lots of good music. Q: How do you I know when it's good music? A: When it gets my mind bubbling and wanting to create something lovely. Some concerts, especially with loads of subwoofers and repetitive thumping bass are depressing for me, they make my brain slow down. On the other hand, music (especially live performances) from Bela, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Conlon Nancarrow, and others makes me want to make something, or give my wife a hug. Good news: Bela, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer are coming to my neighborhood next week to give a masterclass. What a lovely treat!