Thursday 28 February 2008


When I was in Singapore once I saw these words on the side of a building, advertising what I do not know. I wrote them down because they reminded me how music affects each and everyone one of us, regardless of our personal tastes.

  • Music opens up your mind
  • Performance finds you inspiration
  • Craftsmanship takes your breath away
  • That's when you know it's MAGIC!

Whenever I listen to the late Eva Cassidy, I always think of these words. Her combination of vocal beauty, emotional expressiveness and an intuitive sense of phrasing does indeed create magic. Listen to Eva singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and you will understand what I mean. Your troubles really will melt like lemon drops....