For today’s Picture Of The Day, a bunch of sheltering-at-home choral singers from Vancouver, Canada, perform a Billy Joel classic, with lyrics customized for the coronavirus crisis.
With the deaths of Little Richard last weekend and Tom Snyder in 2007, it’s delightful to look back at this perfect amalgam of a great broadcaster and a great entertainer, from a 1997 broadcast of “The Late Late Show.”
Here’s Crow with a quarantine version of the best song I’ve ever heard about day drinking. Keep your eye on the guy playing the lap steel guitar.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a sheltered-at-home version of Ravel’s “Bolero” performed recently by the members of the New York Philharmonic. If you close your eyes, you can see Bo Derek.
You probably know the versions by Jackie Wilson and Rita Coolidge, but have you seen it played by the Ukulele Orchestra?
For the Picture Of The Day, in honor of the singer/songwriter who died of coronavirus yesterday at 73, here he is performing his most well-known song (made famous by Bonnie Raitt), “Angel From Montgomery.”
This Picture Of The Day serves a dual purpose. One is to remember Bill Withers, who died this week. The other is to provide a message of unity for a time when we’re forced to stay apart.
While sheltering at home, members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra perform the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Ode To Joy”).