Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wow, this project by artist Phil Collins looks really cool. Sorry I missed it (in 2006!) at the SFMOMA.

The Smiths were made for karaoke. Angsty, drunken karaoke done at a gay bar when you find out your ex has moved on. I think I can safely say the next best thing is Smiths karaoke by nonnative-English speakers in countries recovering from, or in the midst of, conflict.

Tragic, funny, or poignant, these vids are at the very least entertaining, and a solid reminder that good music transcends language and place and tickles us where we live as humans.

This one is terrific:

Be sure to watch it until the end.

There are lots of little bits from the show all over Gootube, but you can find a few snippets of different songs (including the above) in one video here.

You are sleeping, you do not want to believe. You are sleeping.

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