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Friday, March 12, 2010

Wakes old chords in the memory:

Thus fair earth in the Spring leads her performances
Robert Louis Stevenson, Flower God, God of the Spring


Finally Friday and another beautiful day outside; I feel like my mind is finally clearing from the winter fog that has take up so much space in this old bean of mine. There are many reason to be happy today:
  • It is good to be alive.
  • The sun streaming through my bedroom window.
  • I heard birds singing.
  • It's Friday!
  • Little purple flowers.
  • Baby sister's birthday party is tonight.
  • The start of March Break for my baby girl.
  • Time change.
  • And last but not least... "Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag" was released today. Look what a group of very talented Canadian musicians & artists can do when they gather their talents together. This left me smiling, I like to smile. So I have decided I am going to keep playing this song and continue smiling the entire day  =)
"And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back ..."

     Canadian hip-hop artist K'NAAN signature hit "Wavin' Flag" was reworked and recorded by a cross-section of 57 of today's biggest Canadian music stars. They call themselves "Young Artists for Haiti", they include Emily Haines, Avril Lavigne and rap artist Drake. The group gathered on Feb. 18 in a Vancouver studio to record the song in an effort to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

    This new version of Wavin' Flag, which includes new lyrics specific to Haiti and is produced by Bob Ezrin, was to be released today, Friday March 12th, 2010.
    "I think there's a difference between media coverage of an incident and a song. I think a song does something a little more lasting, I hope. I hope we register into people's feelings," K'NAAN said. "Since Haiti is going to be struggling for a long time now to fix this thing, I think we need a song that stays with people a little bit more than the newspapers are willing to commit to the subject."
     Please visit Young Artist for Haiti to download this song.
    Lyrics for the new version.  View the original song here.

    8 comments:

    only a movie said...

    Jack, thanks for the link to that video. It's just what I needed today. Just awesome.
    xo Hope your day is great!

    Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

    Loved the video Jack. Wish I knew who those young artists are, I know I'm getting old and out of it when I don't recognize most of them. But they surely made my day.

    WackyMummy said...

    Crocuses already? I need to go check on mine now! =)

    Happy weekend.

    LarryG said...

    this is amazing - a superb hopeful post from start to finish!
    I love that pic Jack - the things you do with photos are very coo1!

    kaye said...

    this is the most inspirational post I've read all day--thanks Jack

    loved your little purple flowers

    Gal Friday said...

    Totally uplifting--the video and your entire post here today.
    Good to hear your spirits are feeling brighter, too.

    Andrea on Third Street said...

    Great post, Jack. We really do have so many wonderful things in our lives. Thanks for sharing some of yours.

    Shadow said...

    your friday's rocking! have a good one!!!