The Turtle Won The Race


"It's been a very kind of subjective, I guess you'd say journey. Subjective but, hopefully, universal. That was always my optimism-that if I described my own change through whatever the decade was throwing at us, that there were others like me. And it turned out that there were"
~ Joni Mitchell


Less than love is nothing
And nothing is not enough
And more than anything
I wish you love
Less than love is nothing
And nothing is not enough
And more than anything
I wish you love, wish you love
~
Jonatha Brooke

It's the honesty you apply to your playing that makes music enjoyable.
The style of the music has little to do with it. It's only honesty makes it beautiful.

---- Elvin Jones (Melody Maker Dec 19 72 p16)



"Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are
completely dependent on the kindness of others,
how can it be that in the middle we would neglect kindness
toward others?"

---- The Dalai Lama



I try to be prepared for the moment through understanding and being
warmed up,knowing all about chords and scales, so I don't even have to think and I can get right down to what it is I want to say.

---- Pat Metheny


Time

"Time is a monster that can not be reasoned with
It responds like a snail to our impatience
Then it races like a gazelle when you can't catch your breath"

---- Simon Birch


"Now if you had a voice somewhere inside that had to be used, you would find a place to go. Players would find a place to go. And they would find their voice. That's survival. I think it's important to remember that jazz is about survival. It's not about commercial. It starts out as a cultural survival. Singing in the fields was not for no reason, and it was not for an audience, so what's left? It was for them, it was for their survival. Now we might think about having a good life, but we don't often think about survival. If we don't think of it as a culture we might not think of it as individuals, and if we don't think of it as individuals, we wont have jazz."
---- Keith Jarrett, "Jazziz" Magazine May 1993
"Freedom from hate unconditionally; Freedom from self pity; Freedom from fear of possibly doing something that may help someone else more than it would him, and Freedom from the kind of pride that could make a man feel he is better than his brother"

---- Duke Ellington

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for, perfection is God's business." - Michael J. Fox

Click Here to Read A Taoist poem, author unknown.


passing thru   ---- Teddy Pantelas

lonely
time
only
space
souly
fly
tonite

trace
footsteps
gone
nowhere
sand
blown
away

wind
mist
rain
snow
light
gone
today

 

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