Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How About Live Music?

I meet plenty people who want to dance to live music on Oahu. Why? When most of us social dancers think about music, we think DJ music. Let us face it, they do pretty good in their presentations on Oahu. They have the latest and most current stuff out there. And we are accustomed to listening to music while traveling from one place to another? On every bus on Oahu, you can see several people with earbuds to their ears

“We are going to die, sooner or later, whether or not we have even spoken
for ourselves. Our silences have not protected us. Your silences will
not protect you .... What are the words you do not yet have?

But most of us know that music doesn’t come out of a machine, a cloud, or a search engine. People make music, and it takes a lot of energy, dedication, and commitment. If you rarely see live music, it is easy to forget how much work goes into that killer beat, sweet riff, or catchy melody. Go to a live performance in any night club and get close enough to see the passion, energy, and yes, sweat, that goes into making music. You will definitely walk away with a deeper appreciation for what musicians do. If you are dancing to it, no need explain the many benefits.

"What are the Oldies but Goodies?"

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Unfortunately, many of the performances of live music are for the listening pleasure of the audience. That is somewhat different than the people that want to move to their favorite rhythms. Even some listeners can feel the need to move to the music. You can see young kids that have not learned to control their bodies good enough to keep from moving to the music coming into their ears.

“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Great dancers are great because of their passion.”