hidden wireless microphone Performing magic in the halls of Laguna Honda
The best in music is not found in the notes.--Gustav Mahler .This is not one as the crowd goes on: there are only two people--Black, white, nervous-Tied to a wheelchair on the sixth floor of San Francisco Laguna Honda hospital."I don't know where everyone is," said Patty Shui, a worried volunteer."They should post flyers, but I don't think anyone knows that." Jazz-Blues singer Pamela Rose is not concerned about this.Her accompaniment, the versatile guitarist Danny Karon, is not.He drank juice for the 1963 Gibson he trusted, and Rose had a wireless microphone and speaker, which is now 1: 30.m.Show time."This is our third year to do so," Ross said ."."It's heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.Of the two spectators, the white man squinted through his thick glasses and shouted, "Hey!How about "Georgia?I have a beautiful girlfriend named Georgia.Caron smiled, nodded, and then began to pull the melody and chords of Hoagy Carmichael --Stewart Gorrell of his Gibson bandRose joined the old man--There's already a poem in this song.-on the lyrics.In the next hour, about thirty people entered the entertainment space or were sent by nurses and assistants.They will come if you play.Some people are dressed up for the party.-Like a dear old woman in a white Red Hatand-Decorated in blue and lots of jewelry.Others seem to live in a different area, away from the Hall of the dilapidated County Hospital ---like a rail-The thin young man curled up on the tread of the wheel bed.However, when Rose and Caron passed some Christmas songs and several American standards, the music played its magic from "Goodbye Blackbird" to "too incredible.The obvious paralysis slowed down.The cry of confusion stopped.Toes tapped.Hands clapped.Even curlyThe upward young man moved his feet in time as he swayed, Sangalong of "L-O-V-E."Before the end of the concert--a rafter-"Let the Good Times Roll "--He wore 1,000.Watt grinned and his tortured frame was covered up and changed."I do this kind of performance for bread and roses from time to time," said Ross, whose latest CD is called "You can have everything."But Danny and I started working on Laguna Honda because Terry Russell, the record jockey who worked as a volunteer here, asked us.I have to tell you that I was really tall just doing it.It is an honor to be here."Karon has just helped Dan Hicks celebrate his 60 th birthday on stage at the Warfield Theater, with R & B legends such as ETA James and the late Charles BrownPerforming for the frail old man of Laguna Honda, the young man with a neurological condition, AIDS or head injury, is now something he refuses to miss."The impact of music on people has always surprised me," he said ."."I didn't realize this when I was performing an ordinary performance;I often feel that what I do is not worth doing.But seeing these people light up-I mean, they can't live a day full of fun.-Is a proof of the power of music.It's cool as a musician.Honda was nominated for $402.Million demolition/reconstruction work that should be completed by 2009.Until then, performers like Rose and Caron will continue to light the hall and life with music."Before and after Easter, what do you think of another one?When he and Ross packed up and were ready to leave, Karon said."Let's do more.