Friday Music


In the best gigs there often comes a moment where you are so overwhelmed by the experience that you almost ‘become’ the music and stop feeling that you are watching something.

That happened last Saturday. Whilst this may not be the best shot or edited video, it does capture something of the mood of the end of the evening.

I was fortunate indeed…

On vicarious fame.

‘You did really well Graham: well done!’

A few people said that after Saturday. In reality I did very little: the musicians did so much more. All I did was take the phone call and then others joined in- which they did, ably and well, working hard and spreading the story.

It was great: people came together, strengthened existing connections, made new ones and I got a few leads for future projects. That doesn’t feel like ‘doing well’- it feels like… normality- anyone can do it.

I have often been in admiration of the tiny groups of volunteers in communities like my own who have a reach far beyond themselves and are prepared to work for the greater good. Suddenly life feels better and what they do often unearths other like minded souls who did not know where to begin.

I think all I want to say is ‘thank you’ to people like them who make things like this happen. I am lucky living in a place like this.

Oh- music, live music- is something that is beyond fantastic!