Showing posts from April, 2020

A most important week

Hello everyone, In the Judeo-Christian world, this is Holy Week and Passover. For everyone in the world, regardless of where their faith lies, this is also an important time in the pandemic which is affecting us all. Not only is it essential that we all  maintain physical distancing and follow all the guidelines for a healthy environment. It is also important that we listen carefully to the medical experts. We must not let our eagerness to return to normal override our common sense. The crisis will not be over magically at the end of April or even May. Yes, there is reason to hope we will enjoy many aspects of a 'normal' summer. But this crisis and its list of victims are not going to diminish any time soon. I urge all of you to find wherever your faith, hope, and capacity to survive   might be found. Use that faith to take your mind to positive places. Please keep working.....we artists can all continue to practice, learn, memorize, plan, and to communicate with others. On

Interviews with James Part 2

The following are responses to questions which have been asked of James Gibson in recent months, by a number of different interviewers, fans and friends. Comments are welcomed at ?      Do you have a favorite period in history?...especially as it relates to music. JG:  I love history! I go in and out, sometimes obsessing with it for weeks, at other times barely paying attention to it. I watch a lot of history docs on tv. Not long ago I started a pattern of studying one century in history for an entire year. I started with the beginning of the Christian -- and 'Common' -- Era, because I figured it would be too time-consuming to find enough references about pre-Christian history, fascinating as that would be. So in 2019 I studied the first century A.D. Now I am in the second century. As you can imagine, the beginnings of Christianity and the Roman Empire dominate a lot of that time period. I am largely concentrating on Europe and North America, b