Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
At The Concert For NYC in October 2001, several acts stood out as highlights of the show. For me, one of the best performances was by David Bowie, who made NYC his part-time adopted home after his marriage to model Iman in 1992. Bowie expressed his gratitude to everyone in attendance, told them all it was “an absolute privilege to play for you tonight”. and gave a special shout out to his local neighborhood ladder company. Then he sang this song for the crowd. Today that same song goes out to all the heroes.
“I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day“.
David Bowie at The Concert For NYC, October 2001 (top) and the raising of a flag on Ground ero on 09/12/2001. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
David Bowie: “Heroes” ( 1977, written by David Bowie and Brian Eno).
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