… when COVID-19 will be a memory and better – a footnote in history.
I came across this YouTube channel by accident. It’s simply called CHOIR!CHOIR!CHOIR! and they have a whole bunch of videos where large groups of people gather and learn backups or whole songs from contemporary/popular performers. Imagine a time when people will sing and perform popular works from the 20/21st century in the same way that we still perform popular works from the 17th/18th century. There’s something incredibly inspiring about this and a GREAT tribute to the creators of popular song. When music becomes a part of the cultural lexicon and practice of the common man it truly is timeless.
I’m going to include four favorites. First is a song by Patti Smith that I have always loved and have found it inspiring and strength building. Enjoy PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER.
Next is an unexpected nice rendition of Aerosmith’s, I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING
And since we are coming up on the 4th anniversary of Prince’s death here is a 1,999 voice cover of WHEN DOVES CRY
And lastly David Bowie’s SPACE ODDITY. There is something both heartening, refreshing and enlightening about popular music in this context.
To hear/see other wonderful covers of music by Journey, Cindy Lauper, Taylor Swift, Talking Heads, R.E.M. et al – check out the CHOIR!CHOIR!CHOIR! YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Kte42xsXIT80UzG1jotiw