You will notice that this website has been... not so active recently. That's mostly due to "real life" taking up most of my time. The day job, parenting, a desire to keep myself healthy -- I value all of those things higher than this website. But the minute I saw the latest post in David Byrne's journal, I knew that it would make its way here.
The post recounts Byrne's experiences singing with Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Canadian group which organizes public singing with formal arrangements. Recently he sang David Bowie's triumphant "Heroes" in New York City with members of the public briefly rehearsed by Choir! Choir! Choir! and the result is, well, my favorite rendition of the song, and a reminder to me, of the joy and communal feeling that drew me to kids music its performers in the first place.
[Also, to say that I'm really excited to see Byrne on tour this spring is an understatement. Even if there's no public singalong involved.]
Choir! Choir! Choir! featuring David Byrne - "Heroes" [YouTube]