So yesterday as most of you know marked the sixth year anniversary of 9-11. It was a difficult day for a lot of people in New York and I was moved by the events and tributes that were happening all over the city.
I was part of a Global Peace Day event yesterday and it was bit strange but ended up being cool. Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks and I were to perform for about 15 – 20 minutes of free music at a place called the Hop Devil Grill. I didn’t know the venue or what the rest of the night would entail. When the three of us got there we got real quiet and started looking at each other rather suspiciously. The bar/restaurant was packed and extremely loud (like most bars in the east village). I couldn’t imagine how voice, melodica and percussion were going to cut through all the talking and bustle in and out of the bar. Also, the music before us was rock and singer/songwriter sets. I was wondering, “who is going to listen to us?” Well, turns out that there was a small group hanging out near the upper level where the music was happening and they were really into it. I think they found it really interesting not to hear the normal bar music thing. The three of us really took it out and had a lot of fun.
Even though it didn’t seem like everybody was feeling global peace, I was glad to be a part of something that I believe in promoting. Also, I personally witnessed what happened on 9/11/01 and I will never forget it. I know that horrible things happen in this world and I only hope that we can be better human beings and try to make things better.