I have to agree with Art. Some of us of the 60's dreamed and fought to end the War, to stop Racism. Music seemed part of the struggle. But for all our efforts very little was changed. We're in another war right now. New york city is in turmoil from rascist events again. And the music from my youth has become golden oldies ad nauseum.
I still perform but I sing now for the joy of it, my joy and the audience's. Rather than change the world with my music I follow the path of a Kurt Vonnegut statement. (Let me folk process his statement.) A plausible mission of music is to make people feel good at least for a little while.
that makes me laugh
Music is my heartbeat. I won't stop playing until I'm dead. But then the world will continue to turn, music will still be sung and it will be someone else's turn to dream.
And even though I didn't change the world, when I'm gone they will be able to say that I did feel good for at least a little while.