Monday, August 03, 2020

Yes, It's True -- Music is the Universal Language

Attentive readers with long memories may recall that way back in July -- hey, that's several years in Pandemic Time -- I posted an absolutely fabulous and adorable clip of two teenage (I think) aspiring hip-hop kids listening to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" for the first time. And digging the hell out of it.

Which kind of blew my tiny mind for a number of reasons, but I just encountered another similar clip -- featuring one of the two youths -- watching a great live 1981 performance by Queen of their ragingly beautiful "Somebody to Love." A song with which he was previously unfamiliar.

An by the time it's over, the kid is reduced to tears, as was I from watching his reaction.


Oh, and BTW -- I don't really believe today's title, i.e. that music IS a universal language. Let's just say that you would be disabused of that notion very quickly if you attempted to play a Chinese classical piece on a country radio station in Nashville.


Sal Nunziato said...

"All while drinking beer. What more can you ask from a person?"

That made my week!

FD13NYC said...

Again, I say, he was probably paid to react like that. I don't believe it for a minute.

Mark said...

I cried when I discovered that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is the daughter of Major Lance, I kid you not.

MJConroy said...

There are a bunch of reaction videos on YouTube. I am not a fan of any of them.