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Recently it’s occured to me that much of the music I’m listening to lately references forests and/or trees in one way or another.
in the trees – the konki duet
little tree feat – h. hashimoto & m. maire
black horse and the cherry tree – kt tunstall
dream – forest for the trees
father in the forest – matisyahu
the forest scares the hell out of me – say hi to your mom
Trees symbolise so many things: birth, growth, life, regeneration, the bridge between the land and the sky, healing, wisdom, fertility, love, prosperity and the list goes on! It’s no wonder there are so many songs about ‘em.
I’ll leave you with some tree facts that are sure to inspire. Go hug a tree, man!
* The world’s oldest trees are Bristlecone pines in the USA, with
confirmed ages up to 4600 years.
* Trees contribute to neighborhood livability by reducing city noise
and glare, and by calming and slowing traffic.
* Each urban tree with a 50-year lifespan provides an estimated $273 a year in reduced costs for air conditioning, erosion control,
stormwater control, air pollution, and wildlife shelter.
What is the Random Cover Orchestra?
“RCO is a concept band, its idea is quite simple: all the musicians are conected to the same ipod that is playing songs in random (various type of songs, pop and quite famous songs or unknown not pop songs…) then they have to play a cover of this song in the same time that they hear it. It’s a real-time cover song, not all the participants are musicians and the instruments are various… The audience only hears what the musicians play, not the original song.”
Wow. Every now and again superb absurdity comes along and you can’t ignore it. Trainwreck? Genius?
You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Highlights include a cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’ classic “Can’t Take My Eye Off Of You” and Journey’s “Oh Sherry”. [I have to insert a quick shout out to me mum here for NOT naming me Sherry; it was either Sherry, Brandy or Danielle] Other artists covered: Danzig, Prince, Yoko Ono, Bonnie Tyler.
If I could go back in time, I’d download the tracks, shuffle ‘em up and try to guess which songs are which without first looking at the track listing.