r&r diary – “All That’s Happening” – 01.17.17

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-2-22-48-pmAll that’s happening in the world… MLK Jr. Day, January 16, 2017 just seemed more profound,  more resonant than ever. The day before, Carla and I sat in our kitchen and recorded a demo of Bob Marley’s great tune “Redemption Song.” One of the last songs he ever wrote.

Not many songs about “redemption” – the process of off-setting, compensating, making better. That’s our job right? To make things better? A better world, a better heart, a better head? Be better human beings. And try to help make the world a kinder, gentler, more understanding and compassionate place.

And sometimes you have to stand up, and speak. For yourself and others, just like Martin, just like Bob… “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds…”


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