ed:..this is a fine piece of writing/journalism from braunias..)
We can cheer up.
It might never happen.
Or we can take hope and look to another work of art to find an expression of these times: the YouTube video of Patti Smith at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm – singing Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – 1,588,686 views and counting – the world gathering around this campfire hymn written in an earlier time when the planet was teetering on the edge of disaster.
‘I started crying almost immediately’ wrote the best music writer in the world today – Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker.
‘The entire performance felt like a fierce and instantaneous corrective to times like these – a reiteration of the deep overwhelming and practical utility of art to combat pain’.
(ed:..it made me shed a few tears – patti smith doing ‘a hard rain’s gonna fall’..
..and it must be on any must-watch! shortlist from 2016..)