I’m always amazed at the interests other people have. In a good way. It’s a great way to learn in small ways. Just by listening to what they’re passionate about, widens your knowledge base which makes YOU a more interesting person! And we didn’t have to do the work or study!
I’m sitting outside an arena with my family and friends, having a burger and beer. The concert is 2Cellos. Sounds very sophisticated doesn’t it? Well it would be if we really knew anything about them. I will admit I was interested in trying to widen my musical boundaries. I saw these guys on youtube and they looked really cool. When discussing them, all I knew is that they’re from Croatia and good looking. And I feel very hipster trying new things. (of course, trying to be hipster isn’t hipster. Is hipster even cool anymore? I can’t keep up-not that I have ever been cool–just ask my kids)
The women at the table next to us was listening. They said they love hearing about peoples first impressions of the 2Cellos. One of those woman speaking to me was Katherine Levine (Bob Gathanyfirstname.lastname@example.org. (this is a photo of Katherine before her weight loss-sorry Katherine, I couldn’t fine a more recent photo) Katherine credits the music of 2CELLOS with helping her lose 100 pounds since she heard the cellists open for Elton John’s concert in Huntsville on Sept. 12. 2012. She told me, there is just something about the way they play their music. Since then she has lost about 100 pounds. And she’s not the only one. She has started a fan club, http://everything2cellos.com/ and has heard from other people the same thing. She is serious when she says the 2Cellos has changed her life. Another thing I thought was cool, the 4 woman at the table, were from different continents! They became friends through the fan club. They have gone to 100+ (between them) concerts and now meet up with each other! Talk about hands around the world! Sharing the love of music!
The nights not over. We get to our seats. My husband recognizes the couple behind us. Long story short ( I try, I really do) they have a daughter who is an archaeologist-in Detroit!
The mother said that when Detroit went bust, everybody basically just left-I mean they just left. The Supremes–they just left their studio. And apparently there was a Jewish mafia in a downstairs bar in Detroit–they just left. And what do archaeologists do? I’m so glad you asked!
“Archaeologists study the material remains of the human. In Detroit, we examine the traces of the city’s changing landscapes – excavated artifacts, building foundations, standing architecture, street layouts, neighborhoods – order to understand the past, reveal the unwritten histories of the city’s historically underrepresented communities…”
I’m picturing a music studio with old 45s just hanging around with the blue and white speckled center with MOTOWN emblazoned on them And a old speakeasy with yarmulkes hanging on bar stools.
Now please take my details with a grain of salt (ALWAYS take my details with a grain of salt. It’s not for lack of truth telling but for lack of memory). If you want facts go to https://unearthdetroit.wordpress.com/.
Take your time talking to people you’ve never met before. YOU may benefit from all THEIR years of learning and college tuition!! How’s that for a deal 🙂
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