Saturday, July 19, 2008
Neil Diamond - What can I say?
He has everyone sing parts of Sweet Caroline, starting with 'Bahp Bahp Bahhh!" (see video). Really a lot of fun. And while the video below shows kind of a collective unconscious version of everyone you might find in the woods, there was also a wide variety of people at the concert. Besides the "out of the blue" theme, there's an out of the lonely wilderness and into love theme in the video that matches the song beautfully.
Anyway, people say a lot of things about his songs, but this (yes, VERY offbeat) ad about a man and woman trying to reconcile says it best---his songs bring people together and lift them up: