I am constantly amazed at music’s power to influence humanity.  Of course, often this influence is not used well, but this post isn’t about that.  Right now I’m interested in simply acknowledging the presence of power and influence in music.

This acknowledgment is such an important thing for musicians. The public can just sit back and enjoy the show, but we as musicians MUST know what it is that we are wielding.

Exhibit A:

HT: Aaron Ankrum