Life Is A J.a.m.m - Its All Just About Making Music

ethnomusicology, sociomusicology, anthromusicology, ecomusicology - a rose by any other name...

A little too abstract, a little too wise, it is time to kiss the song once more...

In 1800 it was estimated that over 6000 diverse languages inhabited this sociocultural-sphere we call earth...given each culture associated with those living languages I estimate an enormous social cache of diversity in song, music and dance to match that reality...

In the year 2000 a research paper had fully estimated the demise of over two thirds of those languages and an equally devastating loss of musical tradition associated with those extinct languages and cultures...

My interest in music was born into me...each breath was musical...every step a song and every season passed was a concert of joy...

I went to university and discovered to my disappointment no music department...so we started a social group we called J.A.M.M.

which stood for Just About Making Music...it was a call for all humans who love express themselves musically - but not necessarily a call for musicians...we were not interested in ego's and or musical talent or skill - we were interested in creating again in everyone we could reach the joy of expression of human spirit in creative imaginative musical joy...

even today we still strive for this goal...to fill the hearts of the world with song again and the inspiration to express that joy.

Life is not for finding yourself Life is for creating yourself...let us create ourselves with the music of our souls...let us JAMM once again...

Turn your ipods off, put away your Mp3's - gather together and find a way to allow the joy of making music emerge amongst you again.

beyond the researching of music and its importance in societyand human culture - there is just the music...there is just the song...

In the beginning there was the word...and it was a song
8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD
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3 Responses Aug 12, 2010

In a way GLB when you sang for your sister you were in a way performing the most sacred of sacred holies behind only making love, giving birth and/or saying farewell to your loved ones who have passed on...<br />
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thank you for sharing this with me...<br />
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keep on JAMMin GLB...

yes...song has probably always been. I grew up with a smattering of Yiddish--a language that is holding on by a thread--mostly only spoken by the very old. I know a word here--a phrase there--such an expressive language.....<br />
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We sing to celebrate--to mourn-to emote--we raise voices to unite--to divde--to overcome and to keep on keeping on.....I played guitar and sang for my sister tonight. Not much is more healing for me.