Last night I went to see Santana with Michael Franti and Spearhead opening. It was a special occasion. E paid for our tickets and her parents came as well. Our tickets were $95 each! It took me awhile to stop brooding about the cost and how it made the music inaccessible to so many.
I think that it was “Corazon Espinado” that finally got me dancing. I didn’t realize that song was a joint Maná and Santana endeavor. I know, I’m a bit out of it.
So out of it, in fact, that it wasn’t until this morning that I thoroughly appreciated Michael Franti and Spearhead.
This song, “Hey World (Don’t Give Up)” appeals to me because it combines seriousness and hope, satisfying the social worker side of me who sees and hears too much with my desire to find a way to be positive. They did not play it last night.
Why is it that I haven’t listened to them before? E says I have. Evidently, I need to open my ears up a bit more than I do.