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Harry Chapin Lives On

Lizzie Cornish 1 22 Aug 10 - 05:36 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 22 Aug 10 - 06:06 AM
evansakes 22 Aug 10 - 07:01 AM
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Subject: Harry Chapin Lives On......
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 05:36 AM

There are some musicians who have the most amazing effect on others. Harry Chapin was one of those musicians....I found this today and felt it needed sharing.

I miss Harry Chapin a great deal. I miss his music, his moving songs, but I also miss his power to care. It's something that is missing so much from the modern music industry which is all about music, for the most part...

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this touching video...

Harry's Food Banks

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Subject: RE: Harry Chapin Lives On......
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 06:06 AM

Bruce Springsteen talking about Harry

"...I guess there was a time when people felt that music provided you with a greater, oh a greater sense of unity, a great sense of shared vision and purpose than it does today. And my generation, we were the generation that... was gonna change the world. Somehow we were going to make it a little less lonely, a little less hungry, a little more just place. But it seems that when, when that promise slipped through our hands, we didn't replace it with nothing but lost faith.

And now we live in times that are pretty shattered, I got my music, you got yours, the guy up the street he's got his. And you could kinda sit back and say, not cynically, but truthfully, welll maybe all men are NOT brothers and maybe we won't ever know who or what we really are to each other. But I think Harry instinctively knew that it was going to take a lot more than Love to survive, that is was gonna take a strong sense of purpose, a duty, and a good clear eye on the dirty ways of the world.

So in keeping, in keeping his promise to himself, he reminds us of our promise to ourselves and that tonight, alongside Harry, it's that promise that his Spirit would have us remember, and honour and re-commit to.

So, do *something*
And may his song be sung"

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Subject: RE: Harry Chapin Lives On......
From: evansakes
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 07:01 AM

I only recently found out Harry had written a sequel to one of his best songs. A nice twist on the original.

Taxi: The Sequel

Typical Harry. He was great at exploring the other side of a story (similar to the father/son in 'Cats In The Cradle' or pupil/teacher in 'Flowers are Red')

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