You got it Phil on that Alice! She definitely is an artist in her own right. I was fortunate to see a benefit concert she put on for the anniversary of her husband at UCLA with Pharoah, and Ravi Shankar in '91. It was just an honor and priviledge to see these masters first hand. I felt like a dignitary just being there. The Eastern influence that was coming across then was just so powerful (see Lateef "Eastern Sounds" ), too bad not enough people know about this connection and music. I try to spread it around on Silja's music group here... You should check in there from time to time.
I think you should write the Rx for the music for all mental hospitals and jails. I do believe music can calm people. When I was sick of all the petty games going on between sick people in the guest house where I was staying in I would listen to the music on your player when and if I could get near the one and only DSL line and I would soon start to feel better. Music certainly is healing.
Wow more cures! I just can't believe it I will have to of course jump right in to the new "Cures". Thank you!
I went to another town today and did the mineral pools. Wish I could have had your cures there with me to make it even more heaven on earth like. It was very beautiful and relaxing. Made my homesickness fly right out the window and your music selections do the same.
Say hello to the Bacas for me. Your uncle's party sounds like a wonderful time. I don't know if Sallie will become an architect or not but I plan to play her some more of your music selections which she and I both truly love and which made for a healing night in our Dobel guest house.
I was thinking last night how your aunt use to have us sing a lot in class and how your family has always brought me music - a good thing! I still sing parts of the songs that I can remember that your aunt taught us. I was telling Sallie about you last night when she was saying how she loves your music selection and I told her how when you told me you have relatives in Marin I just some how knew I would know them. She thought it was a wild story. Sallie lives in Florida was raised in upstate NY. Today we figured out her grandpa took her to see a zen monastery my Marin yoga teacher took me to stay at for a bit in Livingston Manor NY. What a small world sometimes.