It’s late and I’ve been youtubing. A bit of a musical voyage shared with my daughter. We sat up chatting about the changes over the years in how commercial music is experienced. Who remembers the excitement of the first music videos: being able to SEE the artist performing- how fantastic was that?
I remember too the first arty videos. I felt a bit cheated. I wanted to see the performers, not video effects! Watching the beautiful artistry of Antony and the Johnsons “Epilepsy is dancing” compared with the awkward Supremes “Baby Love” I wonder now what I was disappointed about.
Anyhow, it was a wonderful 90 minutes. An eclectic collection, including
Donna Summer: Heartbreaker
Bee Geees: ditto (yep..they wrote it)
Antony and the Johnsons: Bird Gerhl (magic)
Righteous Brothers: Unchained melody
Bats for Lashes: Laura
Sia: Breathe me (one of the most beautiful songs I know; she’s a genius)
Christy Moore: Ride on (also beautiful)
Marilyn Manson: Sweet dreams, Tainted love (both great covers)
Richard Clapton : Capricorn Dancer (dated, but nostalgic video)
The Canadian tenors (with surprise appearance by Celine Dion): Hallelujah
The fray: How to save a life (sad, moving)
The cinematic orchestra: To build a home
There were a few more daggy ones but if I were reading this that would be more than enough information. End of self indulgence. Bye for now.