Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy birthday

This post has nothing to do with design and futures -- or maybe everything to do with them. I can't quite decide.

Today, two of my favourite people on the planet, Jake Dunagan and Brady Fern, are having a baby.

This is for the three of them.

A wonderful recording I encountered this morning of violinist Andrew Bird and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, musicians I admire enormously, meeting for the first time and improvising beautifully together. This brought tears to my eyes. Somehow I feel that to be swept away by spontaneous musical invention is a really fitting way to say: Welcome to the World.

(13MAR11 Original video embed no longer live; replaced)

1 comment:

Jake Dunagan said...

Thanks, Mate. Dean and I just listened to it. A tear of joy on this end too.

Dean came into the world to the sounds of Brian Eno's Discreet Music, btw.