Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stand By Me (in case you missed it)

Chills and chills and chills. Just wonderful...

Here's the explanation, which I lifted straight from Mr. Jones' blog:

"A note about the creator of this short music video:
Filmmaker Mark Johnson traveled around the globe getting street musicians and others to record part of the track for Stand By Me. Using battery powered equipment and a pocket full of Frequent Flyer miles he got tracks from dozens of performers. Each one was able to wear headphones and hear what the other performers had done."

And I'll add that this is only part of a larger organization that Mr. Johnson has co-founded (I think) called Playing for Change, which aims to promote world peace through music... very broadly speaking. There's a gorgeous article by Mark Johnson that gives a much better explanation of what he's done and why he's done it here.

HT: Tony Jones, via Mike Croghan

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