In “You Never Told Me” — (scroll down for the Official Music Video) — it’s almost like Cassandra Kubinski is channeling the sentiment expressed by Steve Jobs in this video clip:
Here’s the transcript:
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life. Have fun. Save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
At this juncture, it’s also appropriate to remember the script created for Apple Computer in 1997 by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day, for its famous “Think Different” advertising campaign:
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
And this Blog post would be incomplete without inclusion of this quote from Steve Jobs too:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
In the Official Music Video for “You Never Told Me,” Cassandra takes this concept one step further, in that with just one brief uplifting glance from her she is able to cause the people she encounters to cast off inhibitions and take courageous actions in their lives in fulfillment of their deepest aspirations:
“You Never Told Me” is one of six songs on the EP recently released by Cassandra, ONWARD:
Here are links to Blog posts about two of the other songs on ONWARD:
When you listen to “Deeper, ””The World Disappears” and “You Never Told Me,” though, you are only just beginning to get a sense of the extensive catalog of extraordinary songs Cassandra has compiled over the past ten years and released in these records: