Editorial on Britain's Got Talent and Susan Boyle
|Last month, I wrote a segment on the discovery of
Susan Boyle and the positive uproar it caused around the world.
As of yesterday, that YouTube clip had been downloaded 200,000,000
times! The vast majority of people have been rooting for her to
win and her tiny village in Scotland has finally been put on the map.
Yesterday was the final segment of "Britain's Got Talent" and Susan
was reported to have had a very tough week! Tabloids in Great
Britain reported that Susan was "breaking under the pressure" and had
cussed at the paparazzi one day and got into a tiff with her sister
one night and police had to be called! Many had worried that she
was going to quit and according to one of the judges she had actually
packed her bags!
But Susan pulled herself together and last night gave another
beautiful performance of her "signature song" "I Had a Dream" from
"Les Miserables." Again, the press reported that 15 minutes
before show time, Susan's gown had not arrived and she was extremely
upset and making the air blue with her language. Finally, the
gown arrived, but by then, Susan had been severely rattled.
Still, she rose to the occasion and sang beautifully. At the
conclusion, another group was awarded first prize, but Susan won
second, which is not too shabby for a woman from a tiny Scottish
village who had only sung karaoke in bars prior to this.
Tonight, the "twitter" is that Susan was taken late this afternoon
to a "mental health facility" in London because she was emotionally
exhausted and "acting strangely." Unfortunately, we see this
sort of result in the media over and over. The price of fame and
notoriety is often an unbelievable violation of privacy and of
dignity. Susan Boyle had made a promise to her dying mother than
she would sing on television and she never imagined that it would grow
into the media circus it became. I believe that most of the
reporters and journalists that flocked to her little village only
wanted the best for Susan, but apparently there were others who mocked
her and gave her a hard time. How a society treats its artists
and its gentler, more fragile people, says a lot about how civilized
they really are. I hope that Susan Boyle can get some
much-needed rest and privacy and then choose for herself what she
wants to do with the massive career that is apparently waiting for her
if she wants it!
If by some
chance you haven't seen her debut performance on the show, click
Music with Surgery Update
People continue to order the music for surgery headphones and tell me that
their friends, family and physicians are totally unaware of this powerful
addition to the surgical world. I have written quite a few articles
on this topic for the
www.ezinearticles.com site and of course I have a whole blog devoted
to the topic at
www.surgery-with-music.blogspot.com. But in this day and age we
need television ads and billboards and exposure on national TV! I'm
working on this but it takes lots of money to buy advertising time and
Every surgeon and anesthesiologist that I've ever talked to about this,
believes that it's a great idea that is destined to succeed but I need
YOUR help too! If you would just tell all of your friends, family
and physicians about the importance and the benefits of music through
headphones during surgery, I'd be ever so grateful. If you're
willing to distribute some brochures or postcards, let me know and I'll
drop some in the mail to you. Or better yet, I could send you one to
download and duplicate! Just let me know. To show my gratitude
to you, I'll send you a free copy of my book, "Notes on Tuning Your Life
with Music." All brainstorms and ideas will be gratefully
Music a Solution for World Peace?
One of the many wonderful people that I have met since
starting this business and this ezine is a gentleman from Canada who
sends me interesting articles about music healing and wonderful
YouTube videos about healing music. just the other day, he sent
me a powerful You Tube video that I wanted to share with you this
month. Over the years, many readers have remarked that it would
be a wonderful thing if music could create a bond between people of
all cultures and bring about a willingness to search for peaceful
solutions through music.
In this video, a Chinese choir and Chinese violinist
and pianist perform excerpts from John Williams beautiful score to
"Schindler's List." These young people have likely not heard
much about the Holocaust and the unspeakable atrocities that the
Jewish people suffered during World War II. To perform this
music is a beautiful gesture of support and sympathy that, to me,
embodies one of the ways music might ultimately lead to a more
peaceful planet. To see this powerful video, click
HERE. If you know of new
stories or videos, please send them to me and I will gladly
acknowledge you in my next ezine!
Have a wonderful
month of June!!
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