Day 214 – Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors

There is this regular customer named Susan who I talk with a lot when she is in the store.  I recently found out more interesting things about her….she told me that she plays banjo!  I love it!  I have such a soft spot for musicians….especially is they play music that I love.  And I love me some banjo music.  Anyway, the last time I saw her I told her I would give her a gift.  Now I am at work…and out of the corner of my eye I see her walk in the front door.  I rush back to my locker and grab the CD.  As I come out of the backroom she is right there.  “Here ya go!”  I say.  I made her a CD of William Elliott Whitmore’s latest CD ‘Field Song’….It is still one of my favorites!  Oh, and I also included about 6 of my cover songs on the CD.  I tell her about it and she really likes it.  She says ‘This just made my day’.  I am super psyched.  She seems pretty cool…and I totally want to hear her play banjo.  I have this crazy idea of organizing a talent show.  Hmmm.  Maybe that will be my next project.

This painting is about the imaginative quality of music.  It takes and transports the listener to other worlds.  As a musician music is like a language that all other musicians speak.  I have jammed with so many people…and one thing that is for certain.  No matter the skill level, genre of music, timing, etc. I can find a common groove with other musicians and we can use that to communicate.  It is seriously magical.  Some of the best times were when I wouldn’t even have to say anything….and everyone that was playing moved through the music together.  Equals.  All contributing to the groove.  A big telepathic playground.  Notes and melodies all flowing so freely.  Music is art, therapy, family, aggression, stress release, and life itself all in one.  I am so glad I have spent so many days practicing guitar, ukulele, drums, etc.  I know how to play a lot of instruments….some of them not so good.  But good enough.  Kind of like only speaking a little bit of Spanish.  The other musicians could catch my drift and roll on.  I need more time to play music.  Soon I hope.  Take care.


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My name is Joshua Coffy and I am an artist living in San Francisco. You can see my art at as well. Thanks for your time.
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