Reading through Twisted Sifter’s blog posts this afternoon and was blindsided by this one, a video of an acoustic version of a song “Take On Me” by a Norwegian group called A-Ha. It first came out in 1984, during the flowering of MTV and had a very clever, well done music video that was in heavy rotation for a while. It was a nice song, and I liked it.
What blindsided me about this video of the “unplugged” version was not the performers, or how different this version of the song was from the original, but the audience. Watch for the shots of the audience. Look at the expressions on their faces. This song came out over 30 years ago, but they still know all the lyrics.
I think music, not language, is what makes us human.