Anyone reading any of my blogs and posts would know I have a relatively new found appreciation of music in my life. Suffice to say, the experience of finally learning to play bass at age 62+ is a gift in my life. I may have also mentioned in previous posts that my wife plays violin.
Fast forward to last week. Lise and I had an opportunity to have a week to ourselves sans kids, as our daughter was on a week-long school trip to Washington D.C. We are touristing (that is a word, right?) around in Santa Fe, NM and stumble upon the main square with artists, jewelry, etc. with a street faire atmosphere looking for silver jewelry pony-tail hair ties for my new urban-hip look.
Then I heard it. Music. Live. Crossed the square and there, performing live on the square was 2/3 of a local band, 'Urban Art'. Electric bass (Endre') and violin (Michael). I have always been a believer in omens. This was one. A great sound and very cool interpretations of songs from Pachabel (Canon in D) to 'The Police' (Every Breath You Take). Mendelssohn meets Clapton.
Omen. Urban Art/Santa Fe, NM - Pachabel - Canon in D Live
My weekly guitar lessons tonight. Learned 'Every Breath You Take'. Bass and Violin...I plan to do a humble version with Bass, violin, guitar, keyboards and sax. New song to learn off the 'Urban Art' album each week, for the next 18 weeks.
Life is good. My music soul is restored. I am thankful for the Music Omen in Santa Fe.