I absolutely love, really love being a part of the behind the scenes action of the first presentation, the opening show and an official acknowledgement (ie; press release) of ‘a change is coming’. THAT’S MY THING! I found this niche some time ago and I have yet to get bored or tire of it.
That exact same energy and excitement for all of the above applies to any piece of music I love. The vocal and instrumental arrangements in this video became the performance.
U2 & Harlem Gospel Choir ‘I still haven’t found what I’m looking for’ (4:27)
Nothing all that unique about a studio video, I just like Mark Knopfler.
Mark Knopfler ‘Boom, Like That’ (5:41)
Mark Knopfler ‘Whoop De Doo’ (3:47)
THIS IS INCREDIBLE! Mark Knopfler ‘Telegraph Road’ (13:20)
My memories of a live performance given by a symphony orchestra are filled with the anticipation felt before the crescendo and the vibrations of the Kettle Drums coming up through the floor.
I can also embrace the difficulty and the simplicity of a single instrument, ‘A CAPPELLA’ and one vocal accompanied by one or two instruments. The commercial element doesn’t take center stage. The following are a handful of my favorites.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
P!nk & Jim Moore (her father) ‘I Have Seen The Rain’ (3:55)
Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’ (A cappella 3:09)
Ludovico Einaudi ‘Le Onde [the wave]’ (5:39)
Gilmour, Crosby & Nash ‘Find The Cost of Freedom’ (1:53)
Pentatonix ‘Mary Did You Know’ (4:04)
Many song lyrics have been inspired and created from tragedy. In 1996 the lyrics in this song were altered with compassion.
Ted Christopher & Mark Knopfler ‘Knockin on heaven’s door’ (4:08)