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Thank you for asking, Michael! I'd love to share some of the things that move me and would hope that it gives you and others some new directions to explore. I look forward to learning what my other "friends" on this board have to share as well! (I've always wondered what music YOU listened to.MJ.)
Music.... Michael, you top the list. However I do find the time to listen to Kathy Matea's warm voice, Allison Krauss and the unbelieveable Union Station, Mary Chapin Carpenter's music and stories, Steve Goodman's timeless sound, Rosemary Clooney, Mandy Patinkin and other singers who move me with their voices and choice of song. No one really obscure..but have you ever heard of "The Dames"? Two female singers-songwriters I heard in Maui five years ago. There is a CD out there and it's great! I hope they are still together.
I've just recently become enamored with the work of contempory glass artist Dale Chihuly. Saw a pbs piece on his work and was "blown away"! He has a web-site, www.chihuly.com and it gives a great idea of the new dimension he has taken glass into. What a beautiful form!
My husband and I had the chance this summer to discover Savannah,Georgia. This is a city that took me away to a different time and I loved the fact that it is NOTHING like Chicago, where I am from. I have to go back.
If you ever have the chance to visit Chicago, I recomend going to a restaurant in Old Town called "Salpicon". This is food as art with all the textures, colors and sensations that go with it. It is true regional Mexican cooking.
I wish you could all meet my friend Keith who has been my intellectual hero for the last 25 years. He founded a musical company called ZETA, which made all kinds of synthesized instruments, was bought out by Gibson Guitars, and has now formed a internet sound company called OCTIV. He is a genius AND a kind soul and he never stops surprising me with his life choices.
I could go on but I guess I'd rather read what others have to say... I'll keep my note pad handy!