Monday, April 20, 2009

Viva la Vida Vitamin

PS22 Chorus VIVA LA VIDA by Coldplay acoustic guitar version

"The PS22 Chorus of 2009 has some fun with Coldplay's Grammy nominated song Viva La Vida, the amazing new hit single from the album of the same name . . . I love watching them sing this one, and it has kind of a different sound and feel on the guitar than the previously posted piano and acapella versions, so I thought it merited YouTubeage . . . :) April sings the solo and sounds better than ever on this one.The PS22 Chorus consists of about 60 fifth graders and have sung with Tori Amos, Crowded House, among many others. Visit our above website to find out more about these amazing New York City public school kids."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unexpected Gifts

On an evening walk passing spring woods and a pond, everyone in the presence of God's little, growing tree- and water-dwellers was serenaded into the sunset whether they liked it or not. I noticed that the frog voices have gotten lower (already!) and that the ducks' muffled staccato quacks must have been tucking somebody in.

Then, for a brief incredible half-minute, the unmistakeable harmony of perfect human voices seemed to rise out over the water. Squinting to hear better--am I dreaming I thought, because it abruptly stopped before I could see anything. Well, there were a few stars in the early dark. But, there it really was again. Faintly first some orchestral music and then those beautiful voices, singing, rapping, clapping joy. Then lots of laughter and repeated happy singing. I can still hear it on the breeze through my open window. I think they're practicing for tomorrow's audience, but at least one heart has been lifted tonight. Whether they knew it or not. So neat.

Friday, April 17, 2009

"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables

Susan Boyle sings her heart out to an amazed audience and astonished judges. Oh!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Love Has a Way of Finding You

Owen and Mzee's Music Video--music written and performed by Eric Wainaina

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Go State! & Dr. Jon!

Yaaay MSU, and Happy Birthday to someone who puts a bounce in everyone's steps!

Le Violiniste Bleu, Chagall