Tonight we saw avant cellist Zoe Keating. What a privilege. Throughout the concert it felt as though she was creating her own universe, layer by layer, and this universe was such an inspiring place to be for a short while. She ended with this song, Optimist, written when she was pregnant with her son. The way she describes it, she wanted to "plant the flag of optimism" for him, his life, the world. It's her music that conjures this optimism from thin air. It was fun to hunt about You Tube listen to how the song as evolved over the months she's played it, from early 2010 to now. You can download the song here (for free!). Also, "The Escape Artist."