Inspirational Pop

Written by Suzanne on July 12, 2008 – 8:22 pm -

It’s Saturday, almost sunset in Southern California. The light of the day is about to fade away into another summer night. Anyone else remember the song Light and Day years ago by Polyphonic Spree?

A friend of mine sent me a vid clip featuring Jack Black and for some reason it reminded me of that massive pop choir all dressed in white, ready for a musical revival. When my daughter was around 3 years old she loved twirling in my computer chair with her eyes closed while listening to their song Light and Day. I had mixed feelings because even though the song was contagious, the idea that they had a cult following with people saying their concerts transformed them sort of freaked me out.

Of course this is a bit silly because I find inspiration in the strangest of pop culture places. I recently watched Kung Fu Panda and was high for days with the idea that I could do the impossible just like Po the Panda if I just believed. I also get fired up about taking on new adventures in life whenever I listen to Madonna’s song Give It 2 Me off her Hard Candy album.

So I can see how people’s lives or at least their idea of them might change miraculously by being at an event. Anyone out there feel changed by some musical, theatrical or artistic experience? What about Alf? How many people were altered to another layer of existence after viewing Alf for the first time? Come on now there’s got to be at least one person out there.


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