Thursday, December 24, 2020

Looking forward to a better new year in 2021

Wow, what a crazy, mixed up, spooky year it’s been. I’ve been very lucky thus far. None of my close friends and family have been seriously ill with Covid and I’ve been very healthy as well. I have been spending my time at home practicing, writing and learning songs and working on my new music machine. I’m not abandoning my old machine but it is refreshing to have an alternative as well. Perhaps the new contraption is not yet as spectacular but it’s still developing. Once I get the opportunity to test it out in public more thoroughly I’m confident it will improve rapidly. That’s another reason to look forward to the coming season. Hopefully by then, with more and more people getting vaccinated, there will be an end to this crisis that we are in. The world needs Peace Waves more than ever now.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

And Suddenly the Whole World Changed....

I am still at a loss for words about the Covid19 virus. It will hurt a lot of people and cause untold suffering; an invisible enemy that physically isolates us from one another when comfort and working together is required.
Alas, at a difficult time, when so many are hurting and afraid, I have reluctantly decided to temporarily halt my street performances with the Professor World Band, hopefully not for too long.  Our best defense against the virus seems to be social distancing and frequent hand washing and decontamination of exposed surfaces.
If everyone cooperates we can flatten the curve and keep our health infrastructure from collapsing.
Eventually it will pass but it's too early to say how soon. In the meantime I will work on perfecting the Professor World Band and maybe writing some new songs and perhaps posting them online.
I will sorely miss the street performing.Aside from being my only source of income it also keeps me happy and physically fit. I put my heart and soul into it and I've been doing mostly that for over forty years now.  I'm hoping that it wont be too long before I am out there once again playing music on the corner. When this is winding down, people are really going to be needing something to make them smile. Wether that's in a month or more than a year from now, the Professor World Band will be ready. A big part of my job is giving hope to people. This will eventually pass and we will hopefully be stronger and wiser for it. Perhaps people will wake up and start taking better care of the Earth?
Peace Waves,
Ramblin' Dan