Happy New Year everyone!  The calendar, arbitrary as it is, helps us to feel connected around the world.

As we look to a fresh year full of possibility, there is a profound strength in feeling that we are connected, that we share some fundamental goals and dreams, and that our small individual efforts to make life a little better are cumulative and develop a certain momentum in the context of our global culture.

So here’s to all the artists – musicians, visual, conceptual, just creative people – all around our exquisite, struggling world: Let’s make some beautiful music in 2012!