The video below made my day for more than a few reasons, and none are because the music is particularly brilliant. But the idea is. It's one of those things that makes you stop for a minute (or eight minutes in the case of this one) and ponder what it would be like on that day when everyone here on this ball of confusion realized that we're all in this together. Sound hippie enough for you? It's from Playing For Change, and was recorded in outdoor locations all over the world, featuring Native Americans, Africans, Brazilians, Australians, Jamaicans, Portuguese, Spaniards, Mexicans, and some English dude.
Playing For Change began as a project to document street musicians from all over the world. It morphed into a series of videos of musicians in different locations, all playing the same song simultaneously. The videos are heartwarming, as are the what if scenarios that they prompt. Try being a tree hugging peace-nik do-gooder for eight minutes. There's no fuzz, reverb, power chords or cussing, but it won't kill you.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen (the originals):
Keith Richards - Words of Wonder (streaming) at YouTube
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Get Up, Stand Up mp3 at Jordan Hatch
Playing For Change
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