Day 26 of the Grammy Chase. Day TWENTY SIX of the Grammy Chase!! Hmmm…Nothing really on the side of developments or breakthroughs, but last night I got a call from my sister-in-law in Texas, an incredible opera singer by the way and she asked how the Grammy Chase was going. I responded with a sigh and a couple of unintelligible grunts and she completely comprehended. She also offered encouragement by commending me on having such an incredible goal. Humbly enough, she was involved with a nationally acclaimed ensemble called Conspirare which was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. She doesn’t talk about it much, so I’ll proudly share that with you. If you clicked the link above, you should be able to point out my Sis, Melissa, she’s the one with the all white smile.
During our brief conversation, first from brother to sister then from artist to artist, we shared one of those moments on the phone where we didn’t have to explain much to each other beyond grunts, sighs and pauses regarding the journey of a musician and artist. With that in mind, I drove out to E. Aurora this morning to the Roycroft to visit the Copper Shop. While in the shop browsing an amazing collection of artisans crafts, bowls, woodwork, paintings, jewelry etc, some as old as 100 years, I came across a fired and glazed ceramic square that read: “Never explain. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.” – Elbert Hubert
So for those of you that know me and support me, thanks for understanding what I do without me having to explain much.
Grunt. Moan. Sigh.