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Incredibly Proud Moments - Getting Inspired779

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Indeed our most incredibly proud moments are not about things we do. Those proud moments are more about when something the people we love do something amazing.

Most parents want their kids to be like them. Not me. I want to be like my son.

This past weekend, my older son, Benjamin Belew, performed for the city of Santa Clara in Silicon Valley (home to Cisco, Intel, and other 5-letter internet Behemoths).

My 7-year old daughter writes at her blog (How I Learned to Be Me) about the experience -

My big brother, Benjamin Belew is bi-cultural like me. He’s Japanese-American.

This past Friday night my big brother, Georgie (aka Benjamin Belew) played for an art museum in Santa Claus (Ed. Santa Clara) at the invitation of Mrs. Claus, I reckon.

They had seats set up for about 100 people. (I can count that high now. I just finished 1st grade. He he he).

In the end, however, it was standing room only. They brought in extra chairs and people were standing along the walls for his entire 50+ minute performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
He did an absolutely incredible job.

Of course, I would think so. But when he was done, without prompting or polite encouragement, EVERYONE stood up and gave him a very long sustained and rhythmic ovation. It was so cool.

He came back for an apple core. (Ed. encore.) They asked for someone who had never touched a piano to come forward and touch any 5 or six keys at random. An old lady came forward and did just that. Georgie then composed a piece right there, right then using those five keys as the center of a 5 minute piece. Everyone was just stunned.

It was really really cool. I thought you readers might want to know and share with me in being so very proud of my big brother.

If you never hear him play, you can count on there being something missing from your life.



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@Belew (both of you!)

You have every right to be proud!

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He played this as part of the performance last evening. He played the 10 pieces that are part of the Pictures at an Exhibition original and another 5 that he seamlessly included.

The only flaw was that the videographer didn't show up to record it.
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@Belew

C'mon, Bill, by now you know to always have a backup!
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@Rev

I wasn't remotely in charge. It was all organized by the city. Um... the government was in charge. I guess that explains things.
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@Belew

All the more reason to have a backup plan! ;o)
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Amazing talent - what a blessing
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