Brian Eno on Singing

Like singing? Think you can’t? No use for it?

Have a listen to Brian Eno on the issue. He was on NPR’s This I Believe this morning talking about singing. Extract:

I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor. […]

[…] a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings ā€” to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue. […]

More here. Take a moment out and sing out loud for a while!

-cvj

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One Response to Brian Eno on Singing

  1. Jude says:

    I can’t sing at the moment because I’m still recovering from laryngitis. For me, laryngitis is a form of hermitude because it’s a respite from singing. Ordinarily, I sing too many times a day without realizing it. The bell rings to change classes at school, and I sing along; a stray comment inspires a song. I don’t sing in a group though. Thanks for the link. I’m going to use it as part of my campaign to get our new band director to give me guitar lessons in exchange for me “teaching” him to sing.