H i,..'hope your day's good,...i'd like to share some positive energy with you ,..if i may .
'last sunday i attended a local jam session,..'things were in full flow on arrival,.& 'happy nods' were exchanged between musicians, & crowd .
I found my usual place to stand,..'a clear view' ,..but also private,..
....'before i knew it "can we have mr lloyd anderson up to the stage?,..'Lloyd anderson",..--followed by a noticeable rise in volume,..& smiles of expectation .
Any 'tuned in' musician should know that no matter how many times one is asked to perform,..it's still a great honour,.......'but it does come with a mixture of 'comfort zone, & 'lions den' ha,ha.
I usually choose the same two cover versions,...(1) because i'm known for, & expected to sing these,..(2),. because the musicians feel reasonably comfortable playing them , ( 3),.'both songs have great emotional power, & honest messages,...
...oh the songs? ;aint no sunshine' by bill withers,..& 'superstition' by stevie wonder .
I'm very lucky to have strong improvisational abilities,..so it's never the same on two nights.
I started 'aint no'..by saying " this is for my angel,..& your angels,..can you see them?"..some people said "yeah"
It would be no overstatement to say that these kind of intoductions are extemely rare at most gigs,..& i enjoy the ripples from them .
'My angel' refers to "EVE" my beautiful daughter who passed on recently (14),...her lovely interruptions continue to inspire, & guide me .
The song was met with thunderous applause,..but more importantly,.a diffrent 'note' from the crowd !
Superstition was a huge vibe also,..so in the space of two songs, i'd really 'touched', & 'been touched' .
Upon walking back to my place, 'several pats on the back, & comments came my way,..& one girl said she was moved to tears during 'aint no',...wow !
The gift of spiritual energy is offered at the 'point of performance',..it's how one channels this,...'you have to be ' inside the song ' ( whether it's 'your own',...or one which you make your own ! ),...& i always find that 'after performing ',... it takes me a little while to come back ' into the room ' !
I hope these words can find some parallels with 'your energy',...& what you choose to do with it ?