Former CalDog, and as much as I detest LA, great things transpire there. A magnet because of the environment, which the magnet has now ruined by becoming too powerful. My friend Chrissy Boyd Miller wrote this wonderful piece about discovering hope out of it all (https://medium.com/illumination/finding-hope-in-a-forests-rebirth-e50270bbbc03). It is nice to know there are so many ways to remain positive.
And this is yet another, keeping the spirit alive through music, through the sharing of emotion without sentimentality. Understanding the root cellars where the treasure of these sounds had been buried and rediscovered by a new generation, transformed into their own succotash to savor. A joyful picnic in this virtual outdoors.
Thanks to you and your magnificent gifts. You make genuine again the days when everything was fresh and no feelings were deadened by overuse.