Good morning everyone and welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Open Thread.
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I’ve come to think of this post as one where you come for the music and stay for the conversation—so feel free to drop a note.
Join us, please.
This morning is beautiful—let’s all have a great day. It’s a pleasant 68 this morning on the gulf coast, with an easy sprinkle of rain falling that’s expected to move through in the hour. Work starts early for me today, but with any luck I’ll get the bulk of my grocery shopping done this evening and maybe even get a jump on Thanksgiving prep. We’ll see.
Given the state of the world these days, again I am going to take Tuesdays for music from a wonderful organization: Playing for Change. If you aren’t familiar with the group, I would highly recommend you tour their site and see what they’re all about.
“We inspire and connect the world through music.”
Our primary focus is to record, and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power through a variety of videos.
Chances are, one of those videos brought you here today, along with millions of others music-lovers from every continent.
To date, we have produced nearly 400 videos, recorded over 1,400 musicians in 60+ countries, and touched the hearts of over 2 billion viewers through our music videos, performances, and school programs.
Grab your coffee or tea and join us, please.
What's on your mind this morning?