Today’s post title was inspired by this Jaco Pastorius tune, magically playing as I walked around yesterday, during a magically beautiful Sunday.
(YouTube video of Opus Pocus by Jaco Pastorius found here)
Jaco Pastorius was a magician of a jazz bass player, who apparently had bipolar disorder and who died way too young. He played on several of my favorite albums of the 1970’s, like Jaco Pastorius (where “Opus Pocus” appears)
To demonstrate for you, ladies and gentlemen, the magic of Jaco, I looked for videos on YouTube of him playing live. And I found something very magical, for me: the full Shadows and Light concert from 1979, with many of my favorite magicians/musicians, including:
I am not imbedding the video of that concert into this post, because I’m concerned about how blog-posting magic might be working for me, these days. I’ve heard from some of my magical readers — Mark Bialczak and LadyPinkRose — about my posts loading too slowly.
Technology can seem like magic to me. When I am doing something new, I tend to learn only those spells I need to get some magic started. If there are problems later (in blogging and elsewhere), I can forget my ability to learn anew, to keep enchantments coming.
I’m working on improving the magic here. For now, I’m wondering how these images from yesterday are going to magically appear, for you:
Did you notice anything magically new there, in any way? (I’m going to reveal my behind-the-scenes trick: I tried to improve the WordPress Photo Witchcraft today, by scaling down those images in my media library.)
Now that I’ve magically altered my state of mind (if not my photos) — by summoning up that joyous performance of “In France They Kiss on Main Street” (starting at the 2:00 minute mark of the Shadows and Light concert) AND by sharing some personal magic with you — I’m ready to publish this post and start my work week.
I wonder what other magic I’ll encounter today?