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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Is Somebody Singing...?



A fascinating collaboration between the International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield, the band Barenaked Ladies and the Canadian junior choir the Wexford Gleeks. Band lead singer Ed Robertson is a self confessed space geek, a common theme amongst many musicians ;-)

I watched the video a couple of days ago, thanks to my blogosphere chum Mike Todd (checkout his original post here) and found I kept returning to watch again. I find there is something deeply moving despite the simplicity of the piece. To me it exhibits the characteristics of a Secret Chord moment, where many elements combine to make it thus...

P

2 comments:

Mike Todd said...

Peter I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I have played the video in the last few days. There's certainly something about that is "other worldly" if you'll pardon the pun. I think I'm coming to appreciate the idea of The Secret Chord more and more. Now... back to your book!

Peter Banks said...

I totally understand, me too...!

Best, PB