Stand by me...

One of the most inspiring and hope-filled clips I've seen in a LONG time is the song, "Stand By Me," produced by Bono and the RED Group. Theologically it reminds us that while we all have different gifts - and sounds and styles - we are not only all in this thing called life together but that we can make beautiful music together if we have the heart and soul to try.

It isn't easy making beautiful music together - it is often much easier to be a solo performer - but it always much more satisfying - and nuanced - to do it with others. And, yes, it takes more time and technology... but getting there is part of the learning in music. It takes practice and trust - good humor - and lots of time. But man is it worth it...

Thanks to the technology of Facebook I recently received this clip (again) from a long lost friend - the best damned guitarist I knew back in high school - who just happened to be the lead guitarist in our old band. It was sweet to reconnect - and sweeter still to do so through this musical treat.

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Sarah Anderson said…
This is so, so beautiful, thankyou so much for sharing it! And thank God for the wonders of the technology of blogland where such things can be shared with total strangers :)

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