Playing for Change: “Stand by Me”

23 Nov

I was fiddling around on Pandora just now.  Came across John Lennon singing “Stand by Me,” and remembered.  Remembered driving to work.   2008 or 09.  December dark at 7 am and I was listening to NPR.  Out of the blue a program came on talking about a “movement.”  Playing for Change.  Connecting the world through music.  And as I listened  the most soulful gut wrenching rendition of “Stand by Me” filled my heart to the bursting point.   I downloaded it when I got to work.  Thrilled to see the beautiful singers.   I listened throughout the day but haven’t thought about it much since then.  Since just now.  John Lennon reminded me.  Here it is.  One or the other of these links should work.

http://vimeo.com/2539741

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

8 Responses to “Playing for Change: “Stand by Me””

  1. Carol November 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    And listen to IMAGINE! Thank you for that one. It filled my heart and drenched my soul too!

    • Patricia November 26, 2013 at 5:55 am #

      i’m still imagining.

  2. snicklefritzin43 November 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Thank you for this today! I loved the playing for change videos when they first went viral, and today the celebration of my 70th this is an amazing musical treat…tops the days events with such wonderful sounds

    • Patricia November 26, 2013 at 5:56 am #

      you are very welcome, and happy 70th to you. glad it played into the day.

  3. Nancy November 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    I love this song…and I’ve loved it presented like this. Talk about community! The Playing for Change has always given me chills and a deep ache in my heart! Thank you for reminding me of this 🙂

    • Patricia November 26, 2013 at 5:57 am #

      yes, that deep ache is interesting, isn’t it. so primal. i think of Grace’s recent cloth, salmon swimming home, butterflies crossing oceans.

  4. Marti November 25, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Had watched this before, always moved by those who participated but this time, something extra special about Grandpa Eliott from New Orleans who just crept into my soul…”just as long as you people come and stand by me”

    • Patricia November 26, 2013 at 5:58 am #

      and to think just how simple that is. we do tend to over-complicate i think.

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