Wednesday, July 8, 2009

in case you missed this moment

this was my favorite moment of the Michael Jackson memorial service- John Mayer playing "Human Nature" with background vocals but no lead vocal. I couldn't quite explain why it was so touching to me, but when John was interviewed later on Larry King this is how he explained it.
"the decision to not sing... in a way it was sort of respectfully leaving an absence, sort of the presence of his absence in the tune." - John Mayer
I loved the intentionality of the moment, what existed in the silence, in the space.


Jos said...

Beautiful. I didn't watch any of the coverage... thanks for sharing this.

Yonas said...

Yes, I watched this was awesome!!!

Joyce said...

I agree. This was a memorable moment in the service . Brook Shields was great, too.