Let’s Take A Moment Day 370

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?

March 2021 Blog

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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life 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 beginning of 1993 a director wanted a song for a movie he was making and asked a songwriter & musician to write it. He wrote the tune, played all the instruments on it & sang the track himself, with an additional singer providing the backing vocal. The movie came out in December 1993 featuring the song, which was released as a single in February 1994. The video that accompanied it was also done by the film’s director, Jonathan Demme. A month later, on March 21, 1994 the track won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 66th Academy Awards ceremony. It was the first one Bruce Springsteen ever wrote specifically for a movie.

“I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
Saw my reflection in a window and didn’t know my own face
So brother are you gonna leave me wasting away

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Bruce Springsteen: “Streets Of Philadelphia” (1994, written by Bruce Springsteen).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.