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Friday, April 03, 2020

Young@Heart Covers Buffalo Springfield’s "For What it’s Worth"

The Young@Heart singers cover Buffalo Springfield’s "For What it’s Worth". enjoy! (Thanks Mr Henry!)

From YT:
Young@Heart is still singing…responsibly from our homes! We have managed to get 16 chorus members up and running Zoom on their smartphones and computers, and 7 other people are joining by phone who are heard but not seen. Using new technology wasn’t easy; the average age of our chorus members is 83 - older than the average age of those most susceptible to this virus.

Despite technical and logistical barriers, our chorus intends to keep connecting with each other to make music - even though it might look a little different than what we’re used to. Here's an inside look at our first attempt at a Zoom rehearsal "COVIDeo," Buffalo Springfield’s "For What it’s Worth," with lead singer Robin Wolf.

Robin is joined by 14 Young@Heart singers that you see, 7 more that you don’t see, 4 tech/band members, and our director Bob Cilman. We're singing over the instrumental track recorded at one of our recent concerts. Special thanks to Dan Richardson and John Laprade for all their gracious assistance in getting our singers up and running in our virtual rehearsals!

We had to cancel our May benefit concert that usually raises $50,000 to support our rehearsals, tours, PrisonVision program, and our staff. If you want to help, you can make a donation or recurring donation here
But, we understand if you have other priorities right now.

Thanks again Mr Henry! Nice to hear from you as alwys. We'll be dropping a donation, for sure as we try and support the arts that we need now more than ever.

And who could ever forget The Significance of The Buffalo Springfield Reunion in 2011?

Buffalo Springfield - 10/23/10
Photo by Thrashette

We'll never forget The Significance of The Buffalo Springfield Reunion and feel so lucky and privileged to be present for one of the many highlights of Bridge School Benefit concerts.

Stephen Stills & Richie Furay - Buffalo Springfield
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1967

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A very good overview of the song 'For What It's Worth' by Stephen Stills with The Buffalo Springfield, listen to Podcast @ A Thousand People In The Street: 'For What It's Worth' Captured Youth In Revolt | NPR.

Protesters gather outside Pandora's Box on Nov. 12, 1966
As legend has it, Stills, disturbed by the images of police brutality from that night, wrote "For What It's Worth" in 15 minutes. Band manager Richard "Dickie" Davis was in the studio when Buffalo Springfield recorded the song.

"It was recorded in one night: vocals, overdubs, bass track, all that was done in one night," Davis says. For all that momentum, however, Stills was afraid of how the band might be typecast if the song did catch on.

"That name, 'For What It's Worth,' is the most 'aw, shucks' kind of name," Davis says. "Like, 'Oh yeah, well, here's my opinion, you don't have to listen to it.' ... He was worried about it defining the group and he didn't want that to happen."

But it did: "For What It's Worth" became an enduring hit. Whether one hears it as about the Vietnam War or the Sunset Strip, the song was for the young people caught on the front lines.

"The song was about the times," Davis says. "The protests for the Vietnam War were in play right then, and they were on Stephen's mind just as much as anything else. The song was written about the Sunset Strip, but it's bigger than that.

Freedom: Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, CA - November 1966
For what it's worth...

"A Thousand People In The Street" ... if only ... if only. we got the vampire blues, chrome dreams nightmares. That hippie dream got capsized by a white squall.

... and never, ever follow that White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. because ...
"once you're gone, you can't come back
When you're out of the blue and into the black"

Alice in Wonderland - Central Park Conservancy, New York City, New York


... and "FUTURE PROVES PAST" ... never forget.

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At 4/05/2020 07:07:00 AM, Blogger Mister Henry said...

Thanks so much for highlighting this video and the wonderful Young @ Heart Chorus. May their music and enthusiasm provide joy and hope to all who hear them. I've been a fan for over 10 years, since discovering a video of them doing a Sonic Youth song. Their live performances are especially wonderful, including three shows I've seen, each one unique and so memorable.

And thanks for being such a friend to me and so many others. These are strange and difficult times, and the future is uncertain, like it always is. But the flowers and trees still bloom--yesterday I saw a small outside wedding along the Harbor where I live, with a few guests trying to stay distanced while standing or sitting on benches. The couple and their minister looked so happy. Congratulations and best wishes to them; it was a Lovely Day!

At 4/05/2020 11:01:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Yes, thanks so much for sending along this link Mr Henry.

So inspiring to see our elderly seniors enjoying togetherness and camaraderie in music and song.

It lifts our spirits and soothes our souls.

This is OUR time. This OUR moment. We are The RAIN. Be the WHEAT.

peace & LAOL

see you down the road & on the other side of the looking glass...

#NoFear #StayCalm


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