Respected music industry leaders letting loose, but still sharing their ideas on where music is going and how their artists can make something new and exciting happen in a time when everything has been done, is truly a sight to see. These amazing people sharing groundbreaking thoughts over drinks and music all set to a glorious soundtrack could never be done in front of a computer. You can not deny the need for computer communication as a means for efficient business practices. However, being truly inspired by your peers and the artists they represent in the wide open ocean as all the bands and musicians sit in with each other creating music that has never happened before and may never again is enough to make you think twice about your next conference call. Perhaps it should be somewhere in person, over drinks, set to music, tinged with beauty. It’s not going to work out that way all the time, but if you have the ability to beautify your communication with your partners…DO IT. And if that means taking your office on the next Jam Cruise, then by god book your cabins now.
If I saw anything on this Jam Cruise it was the beauty of the human spirit when it is disconnected from social network distraction. I learned that everything hasn’t been done. There’s a whole world of influences and ideas out there ready to be put into action by both the dreamers and the livers of the dream. We can all live the dream in our own way, but we have to stay human. We have to remember the beauty of the moments we cherish and let them guide us through our day to day. As a great man once said: Without love in the dream it will never come true. So please, book your cabin next year for Jam Cruise and find out what it means to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the human spirit.
To everyone who made this Jam Cruise the greatest, I thank you from the deepest recesses of my soul. Today is 1/11/11 and it’s time to take back the human spirit. It’s time to take what’s ours.
Wade Ellis Wyllys Wilby