Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We're all the same.

Last night I was part of a love affair.  It was a Yanni concert and love was definitely in the air ... between Yanni and his musicians and between us, the audience, and Yanni and the musicians that played as if they were having the time of their lives.  

In some concerts a magical sense of connection happens ... this was one of them.  Maybe part of it was that we wound up front-row, center stage and could see every nuance of his facial gestures and those of his musicians, including Charlie, the drummer, who thrilled the audience when he stood up with a Fresno Bulldogs t-shirt on ... and played one of the longest, most exciting drum solos I've heard for decades.

Perhaps the biggest thrill for me was when Yanni repeated, in his deep, Greek-tinged voice, his statement from "Live at the Acropolis,"

"I want you to remember one more thing:  Every great thing that has ever happened to humanity since the beginning has begun as a single thought in someone's mind.  And, if any of us is capable of such a great thought, then all of us have the same capacity because we're all the same."       

In one concert we got great music, a display of true generosity and musical collaboration and a deep wish for peace and creativity in our world.  Here's a sample of Yanni:


  1. Great opening line to your post!

    It's been ages since I've heard Yanni. (He still has that incredible head of hair.) That must have been a wonderful concert.

  2. Like Maureen -- it's been years.

    And aren't love affairs wonderful! Even if just for one magical evening...

    thansk for sharing his passion and his song with us.