Live music is an essential part of my life. Like any great art, live music has the possibiltiy of altering your understanding of the world in a fundamental way – shifting the way you look at the world and understand yourself in an enormously positive way. And the euphoria that comes with such a shift can last for days.
I must’ve been to hundreds of shows over the last few years. But over the last few months that’s dropped off precipitously. A change of priorities has come about and although I don’t see this lack of show attendance as permanent, it’s been enormously fun and rewarding to shift priorities.
For family reasons, and for the better part of 7 months, my wife and daughter were in the USA and I was here in the UK. Since they’ve been back, I’ve been having a ball making up for lost time.
Sophie at a cookery class (above) and high-atop the climbing frame in the park (above that).
So I’m sure I’ll be back having my perception shifted by live music again – but right now, this feels *good*.