Manu Chao at Austin City Limits; Sept 23, 2008

I was, just this week, honored to be in the same room as Manu Chao. He’s a huge joyous spirit in a physically-small high-frequency package. He evokes a wonderful, encompassing, enthralling Muse that any, and all, can access and feel….At some point I looked up and everyone in the studio was really dancing hard, in the furious grip of the music that pours out of the man. I was reminded that just as friendship is one spirit living in two bodies, a cluster of pulsing dancing music-making humans could conjure up a mutual genie that was much bigger than all the individually lonely parts–when guided by a master such as Manu Chao. I’m glad I’m alive now, the same time as he is….

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