30,000 Youtube Hits!!
My friend Alex Hutchinson has been earning living as a Musician since he was fifteen years of age. A summary of Alex’s life and achievements can be found at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Hutchinson –
His own website is – http://www.jazzlegend.com
For many years, on Saturday afternoons, when I was an active marriage celebrant, if ever I had a time-space between marriages and I could manage it, I would go wherever he was playing (mostly clarinet) and listen to a master musician at work.
We share political ideals. We both believe in justice and fairness. How many of us are left?
They were the days, my fiend, before poker machines, when the hotels and many other venues valued Melbourne’s top class musicians. When I look at the scene now, I cannot help but think of the Buena Vista Social Club. Just like in Cuba, short sighted government money-chasing killed off much of the musical scene of Melbourne.
Alex turned 80 the other day. I was one of the few who had the privilege of attending his 80the Birthday celebration.
We are going to have another party to celebrate his 30,000 hits from all over the world. Music is the common language.
Have a listen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nrg6ytwDF0