in the presence of greatness

there’s no doubt about it – working in the arts, we have the privilege of being in the presence of greatness with regular frequency. after 17 years managing artists, i am grateful to say… it never wears off on me. the wonder and amazement in a moment when i witness someone (or more than one person) doing something truly remarkable. in skill. in talent. in technical ability. with passion. and in the way they carry it off – either through performance or interaction with others. audience or industry.

greatness is palpable.

we know it when we experience it.

and regardless of all the things we debate about the industry and trends and taste and technology and what’s hot now… all that disappears when we see something that is just undeniably great. because greatness is timeless. genre-free. and real.

this week has been filled with it.