is music really just a luxury?

Sometimes, even we professional musicians begin to believe the sentiment that music is ‘just’ a luxury for people with too much disposable income. We forget that music is an activity that we have partaken in for as long as there have been humans (witness the ancient bone flute dating from over 35,000 years ago), and that is serves a deeply seated need to connect with something that transcends our everyday mortal existence in a way that even religion cannot even touch. Please, take a few minutes and watch this remarkable video excerpt from an upcoming documentary (opening in NYC this month) called Alive Inside:

3 Replies to “is music really just a luxury?”

  1.  Great video…. I sent a link to this to a bunch of my friends, and got back such good reactions…… This ought to be seen by everyone!

    Bill

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