An ongoing, eclectic commentary on Unitarian Universalism, after retirement from active ministry--as I see it, practice it, and love it, with sidebars on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
I am not sure that this is the best song to be used for an AIDS awareness campaign. . .All you need is "love" without a condom and it's easy to get AIDS. Of course there *are* other ways to get AIDS but that is probably the most common one.'Respect Yourself', with some (in)appropriately modified lyrics, might have been a better choice. I would be easy to (in)appropriately modify these lyrics from 'Respect Yourself' to provide an AIDS prevention message -Put your hand over your mouth when you cough, that'll help thesolution.Put a ****** over your **** when you ****, that'll help thesolution. :-)Enjoy!
Well I like it. A lot. Thanks for posting it, Ms. K -- I hadn't seen it before either.
I like it too, DSD. Robin, you always have a different take on things, don't you? Thanks to both of you.
Not always Ms. Kitty. In fact I am often largely in line with the mainstream public on issues. As just one example of me being "on side" with you and other U*Us I seem to recall being very much in agreement with your take on the anti-religious Freedom From Religion Foundation ad that was published in the UU World. No I just think that the lyrics for 'All You Need Is Love' can be all too easily taken the wrong way in the context of an AIDS awareness campaign and I have never been a fan of the "no brainer" lyrics. . ."There's nothing you can do that can't be done."No kidding. . . If you *can* do it, whatever *it* is, it can't "can't be done" can it?Now that was a mouthful. ;-)I think that there are a good number of other songs that would have made much more appropriate choices for an AIDS awareness campaign, especially if AIDS prevention is part of the deal.
If I *really* wanted to be contrarian, but none-the-less "right on the money" as it were. . . I would point out that the concept of this video is far from original (i.e. it's very much in the "it's been done before department") but, more importantly, it's got cloying slick corporate PR written all over it. Shoulda known it was part of the Product RED campaign. . .How`s that for curmudgeonly but *cogent*? ;-)P.S. From a pure musical performance perspective I do like this video, even if 'All You Need Is Love' is far from being my favorite Beatles song. I was always more of a Rolling Stones kind of guy anyway. :-)Needless to say I did enjoy seeing the double-headed eagle symbol on the briefly displayed Albanian flag for some inexplicable reason.
Thanks, Robin, I only meant to note that you often have a new view. It hadn't occurred to me that the song might not be the best vehicle for the message!
Well I definitely do have a "new view" aka an original and/or unique view on all kinds of things. I interpreted your words to mean that I have a "different take on things" in a contrarian sense. In fact it *is* part of my nature to say ying when every one else is saying yang, and vice versa, so *that* observation is not an invalid one even if interpreted in that way. I am certainly not one to follow the crowd, especially when my view sees them heading for a figurative cliff like proverbial lemmings, but I usually do try to warn the lemmings where they are rather foolishly headed. . .I tend to look beneath the surface too, because often the surface is just a Potemkin village-like facade. Heck I even look beneath the surface of the Potemkin village myth and Walt Disney's White Wilderness anti-lemming propaganda film. ;-)
I think it's always valuable to be able to look at the other side of any issue. It's a good trait.
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