Zoom / Whatsapp / Skype etc. Portals! This ability to connect through a device. Anyone remember the movie “Demolition Man”? Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock have this sex scene. Are we going that way?! Holy Mother of Divine baby Jaysus - I hope not!
Music sessions have been a tiny bit like Demolition Man. Headset on, visuals engaged, doing our best! And in fairness, a bit of a buzz. But is it the same? Kind of!
The joy in virtual sessions for me has been seeing older people really buying into technology. I go to singing sessions on Zoom. One in particular has many older folk. And they have really gotten into it. And I think Jaysus, what a leap it is to get into it. Fair play to them. I really hope I never abandon technology! Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to be a Peter Pan but there is a joy in discovering or even speaking the same language as younger people.
This is why I like Tik Tok so much. I howl every time I log onto it even though I'm 34. So much funny stuff and clever comedy. For me Tik Tok is a big laugh. Facebook is community. Instagram is for vanity and Twitter is for people with notions. That’s my take - don’t shoot!
But with Zoom music sessions in mind I have to mention Sean Faulkner, Dara Yeates and the Goilin crew. There are so many more. I’ve heard Robbie’s first Friday and the Bray Singing Circle have dipped their toes in Demolition Man world. Fair play to you all. As an observer I’m delighted to hear about the singers you have hosted. I commend your diligence. And adore your passion. I wouldn’t be great with words but I hope you catch the sentiment. Keep on keeping on!
All the best,