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I really don't care what other people think about him.
Or what people think about ME for liking him.
In my opinion, Greek musician Yanni is terrific. Yep, just as cool today as he was in the mid 1990s when he performed at "Live at the Acropolis."
So there. BAM.
Some people dismiss him as a passing fancy or untalented.
Others say he's more popular for his looks or being Linda Evans' longtime beau than for his musicianship.
Although I DO wish he would've married Krystle Carrington. I loved them together.
Sigh. I digress.
Haters. Do we really care what they think about Yanni...or us...or ANYTHING, anyway? Nah.
I have always loved Yanni's music and, despite Pop's firm belief that the Romans gave the world every bit of its culture, refinement, and elegance --plus all of the finer aspects of civilized life on the third rock (well, okay, maybe I agree they contributed MOST of it) ...
I still think this composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer from Kalamata is pretty terrific. Yes, still.
Yanni's music evokes such emotion and mental imagery; whether it's blithe or tragic; whimsical or edgy, it hits ya right in the feels --- ALL.THE.FEELS.
Yet, what I appreciate most about him is his inspirational messaging. Surprised?
He always encourages, as evidenced by some of his more famous quotes, including:
“Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone's mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us has the same capacity, capability, because we're all the same.”
"Being happy with less is what makes a great human being, not a big house with marble floors, or everyone knowing who you are."
"We're all capable if we have faith and passion."
"The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free."
So don't let anyone stop you from following your heart in what you know is right: especially when that means standing up for good or believing in yourself or choosing what you know is the honorable path.
Or listening to Yanni, even though he's not at the topping the Billboards --- or because he isn't Italian, Capisce?