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January 27, 2011

Hans + Philosophy = British Accents

Written by Hans Tanner

 

Here’s an equation/recipe to ponder: take one part inspiration, add three creative individuals, throw in a driver, multiply by the square root of education, supply an exponent of legacy, divide by an awesome support team of tour managing and senior staff, and subtract a substantial quantity of boredom…what does it equal?  Well, it’s supposed to be the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, but I feel that may be open to interpretation at this point. 

Moving forward into the new year with the bus has been an enlightening experience, as I begin to further grasp just what it is the bus stands for, the way it operates, and how the individuals who’s passions have aligned to make this crazy thing run do what they do.

As we wrap up the first recording session of the year with the awesome students of the Orange County High School for the arts, countless smiles, numerous laughs, and 8 hours of recording fun reaffirm why we’re doing this, to change lives baby! (Insert Austin Powers accent).  Not to mention the fact that mid-day we were honored by a visit from world class piano virtuoso, Lang Lang.  To say that the students eyes were the size of dinner plates would be an understatement, as Lang Lang took part in a student run interview, played some keys, and spoke with the kids about music, education, and inspiration. 

A day they’ll never forget? Absolutely.  Lives positively affected?  Check.  Lennon’s message carried on?  Oh I think so.  Just another day on the Lennon Bus, and another beautiful moment captured in time.  A moment the effects of which, like John’s legacy, will live on far after we’re gone. 

Here’s to an incredible 2011 season spent with the best people in the business.

Cheers Mates! 

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