As I wrap up an essay I have been working on for my Emergent Web blog on the role of the decentralized connection in the free market, I was reminded of a song I recorded reflecting on Thomas Paine’s book Common Sense. For some reason still unknown, I decided to set passages from the audio book to a Bossa Nova drum track while I added guitar and bass. I guess what else is a nerd to do!! But as I listen to the passages from Common Sense again I see so much that has been lost since the founding of our democratic republic. The same can be said about Adam Smith who I am currently researching for my essay. The ideals of the Enlightenment were powerful and should not be forgotten as we try to find true North through the noise technology has rendered.
As one can tell I am not a professional musician but I do enjoy the medium of music immensely in the ability to tell a story whether verbalized or not. More ideas than craftsmanship for me.