Sunday, May 3, 2009

Genius Bass Player: Edgar Meyer

The bass player in the previous post featuring Yo Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin is a genius. No, really, its official. He received the genius award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2002. The genius award is a $500,000 no strings attached grant paid in quarterly installments over five years. Nice job, keep up the good work. Here's a half million to spend however you want. There is no application. I guess they've got a crack staff at the MacArthur Foundation on a constant hunt for fresh geniuses. They find about forty every year.

I'm, like, waiting for them to find me. Maybe next year. Here's what Edgar does that's so genius.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was nice to hear a bass solo. You should work on a piece and present it on your blog.

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