Friday, 26 April 2013

Happy returns

The life I love is making music with my friends. 
I am a lax parent in ten ways, but I do try to teach my children important values. For instance: say yes to cake, don't kick puppies, and always support musicians.

My two favorite guitar slingers turn a little older this month: Papa and Willie Nelson.

With the exception of Papa, I don't see buskers in rural New Mexico with the same frequency as I used to in London. But even here, I do come across an unexpected one from time to time, and it always makes my day.

Musicians make grumpy people tap their toes. They are even more effective than powder milk biscuits at giving shy persons the strength to get up and do what needs to be done.

Musicians are the bringers of joy, which means you should give them your smiles and your pocket change. After all, joy is usually less remunerative than hedge fund management.


  1. Bavarian Sojourn28 April 2013 at 09:08

    I agree with all of the above, apart from those pipe playing groups. I could never stand those... :D

  2. I love buskers! it takes a lot of guts just to strike up a chord and sing to random people on the street.