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January 26, 2011

Imagine That! Magic in Costa Mesa

Written by Ryan L'Esperance

 

Magic is the claimed art of altering things either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult natural laws unknown to science. Every now and then John Lennon himself stops by the bus to dust of his wand and make a little magic happen for us. Yesterday was one of those days. While on breaking from the Lennon Bus studio session, students stepped outside to have some fun with a piano that looks like it fell out of the record slip of Sgt. Peppers. Using their iPhone’s they looked up the chord progression and lyrics to John Lennon’s Imagine and started to play. Quickly following suit I took out my iPhone and started to record. It wasn’t until the magic was over that I realized this brief moment captured the defining spirit of the Lennon Bus. Students coming together to make music while using technology to explore the Lennon Legacy and their own imaginations.

Check out my iPhone video here.

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