My son is not eager for me to write about him here and sometimes that’s frustrating for me because, well, you know, a mother is proud of her child’s accomplishments. Daniel is working in NYC as a musician and trying to figure out how that might fit with a life that also includes family and home. He is a saxophonist with the afro-jazz group NOMO and while I was talking with some friends about Dan this afternoon, I came across this: NPR Memorable Music: Great Performances of 2006.
My brother had left a message that he was hearing Dan on NPR but here I see that he is in good company. I mean Paul McCartney, Ani Difranco, Paul Simon? I called Dan and said something to that effect but he dismissed it with, "Well, mom, it’s filler music for NPR." (It’s actually not. Scroll down to see that their live performance at KEXP in Seattle was one of those "Great Performances.") I’m impressed. And proud.