If you’ve ever listened to NPR for any extended period of time, you may have heard their series “This I Believe”. Listeners send in their essays on what they believe, and, if they are chose, they may read those essays aloud on the air. I have personally found many of these very moving and have thought about writing my own, but I always get about halfway done and wonder…do I really believe this?
Well, Brian Eno has written one about singing. Here it is. And he makes some big claims for singing! His essay is fun and maybe it will be an helpful inspiration to anyone who has thought about starting a singing group.
If you listen and have any thoughts, I would love to hear them.
I loved this piece! When I listen to some of the vocal arrangements on the “Wrong Way Up” collaboration with John Cale, I imagine I hear some of his fondness for doo-wop, believe it or not.