Music Played29 items
Kings of Leon Use Somebody
(CD Single), RCA, 2
Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy
(CD Single), Capitol, 1
Badly Drawn Boy Something To Talk About
(CD Single), Xl Recordings
Aretha Franklin and George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic
Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell, Reprise
Madonna Papa Don't Preach
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 4
(Single), Sire, 34
Madonna Into The Groove
(CD Single), Sire, 8
Ocean Colour Scene The Riverboat Song
(CD Single), MCA, 3
Zac Brown Band Jump Right In
(CD Single), Southern Ground, 1
Sylvia Vrethammar Y Viva Espana
The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin
Thea Gilmore Start As We Mean To Go On
(CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1
The Killers Human
Day & Age, Mercury, 1
The Turtles Happy Together
Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television
The Undertones Teenage Kicks
Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal
Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man
Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor
The Wanted Walks Like Rihanna
(CD Single), Island, 1
The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin'
The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros
Kenny The Bump
Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin
U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island
Donna Summer Bad Girls
Donna Summer - Summer Collection, Mercury
James Taylor Sunny Skies
Sweet Baby James, Warner Bros
Wah! The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)
(CD Single), When!
Kid Rock All Summer Long
(CD Single), Atlantic, 1
The Beatles Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 7
Dodgy Staying Out For The Summer
The No.1 Summer Album (Various), Polygram Tv
Jahmene Douglas Titanium
(CD Single), RCA, 1
The Best Pub Jukebox In The World (V), Virgin
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
With Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.
We went to Love Supreme festival, and when Chic were singing ‘We Are Family’, the words reverberated in my soul, and I felt utterly connected with everyone and everything around me.
I remember another time like this, when I was at the top a sacred mountain in Montserrat, near Barcelona, to teach journalism to an interfaith youth group. To welcome everyone, they asked us all to hold hands and sing something in our traditional language. Now I was the only Jew, and all I could think of was the prayers for the bread and the wine. There was no bread, and with a group of religious teenagers, there was definitely no wine! I felt the eyes of Abraham and 5000 years of history stare at me through the mountains.
The group started singing, in Urdu, Sanskrit. It was nearly my turn. Then, out of the corner of my eye, a man with a skull cap appeared. I ran up to him. ‘Hi, I’m Simon Cohen’, you know Cohen and explained my predicament.
As the sun set, the stranger stepped into the circle, and introduced himself as a Rabbi from Jerusalem. He sang a psalm in the most beautiful, soul-nourishing voice, leaving everyone in tears. He silently slipped away to bring in the Sabbath with the local community.
We have all experienced those moments when time seems to slow down, when we feel so connected to each other, to ourselves, and to the universe - when we feel, as Chic put it, we are family.
Some people go to Church to experience this, others stay at home meditating, and there are others still who find this on mountain tops, at music festivals, or in the eyes of their lover. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, these moments are open to you. So have a look at your diary today. How will you create more opportunities for meaningful connection, experiences that will reverberate in your soul and your memory forever more?
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