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    Back around 2006 when the FluWiki Forum was operating, the discussions about pandemic planning often were wide ranging. Often very somber, for good reason.....we were discussing how to prepare for a severe influenza pandemic, potentially as bad as the 1918 Flu. Sometimes lighthearted,.....you cannot dwell on the dark and grim for long or it will remove all joy from your life. But for the most part we were there to discuss how a pandemic could play out and how to prepare. As the pandemic of today has progressed it has at times "followed the script" of how we thought it might go. And at other times it has thrown a curve ball and been a big surprise. Actually, it has done that quite a bit. So, I guess one of the things one should plan for is for a pandemic not to go as planned.

    During one of our discussions the topic of music came up. I do not remember what prompted it. But as I remember it the question came up of what would be an appropriate pandemic song. Yeah, I understand your thought right now "What?! A pandemic song! That's nuts!". Well, in retrospect I have to agree a little bit. But it probably came about during one of the dark humor discussions I mention up above. I think a number of suggestions were made. I do not remember any of them. I do remember the one I suggested. It is Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence".

    I have thought of this song off and on almost from the time this pandemic was recognized as a pandemic. As Wuhan, China was put on lockdown, I thought of this song. As the shutdowns occurred, I thought of this song. As the streets in the world's largest cities became empty and silent,....this song. It is on my mind now, as I consider the terrible pandemic waves in progress in India and Brazil and in so many other locations.

    Music has always been a bit of a salve for me when feeling stressed. Recently I have taken to listening to street buskers on YouTube. They often put a smile on my face and help make me feel better, even though they performed their recorded song several years ago. I appreciate them giving their music to the public, and enjoy the public's response in the videos. As with so many people around the world, musicians have struggled to make a living during this pandemic. It is hard to make a living when you cannot give a concert or play a gig. Quite a few musicians have recorded songs and videos and posted them on the internet during the pandemic. I appreciate them providing their music to the public. I have gained some joy and relief from their gift.

    So....pandemic songs. I am going to leave the interpretation of this to each individual. Do with this thread as you see fit, conforming to the guidelines of what is acceptable here on FluTrackers. This is thread is not at all about making light of the pandemic. Rather it is about finding calm in the middle of the storm, in the form of music.

    For my part, I am going to post a link to Simon and Garfunkels "Sound of Silence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fWyzwo1xg0

    And a link to Disturbed's magnificent cover of "Sound of Silence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

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      The Sound Of Silence by Wuauquikuna | Panflute | Toyos |

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndUCNnhH03Q

      la crise cela peut ?tre cela :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3D9M5-4tWg

      ou une danse :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7pF67oOgOY


      Il y a ceux qui ont la plume d'un sabre et de l'humour :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA2JjodD6IU

      et les cas :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o_qiSLDLdU

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMglBwfhsN4

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk5eCbMzetU


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0VDGV4bw8g

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        To all those that we have lost....

        We will never forget...



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          LeAnn Rimes ~ Throw My Arms Around The World (Acoustic)

          ?Dec 27, 2020

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eblZmI_LtWY

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            Vince Gill - Go Rest High On That Mountain

            Oct 7, 2009

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXrmAKBBTU

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              Given the nature of the moving actor, the theme of the day should be:
              https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...urv%C3%A9dique

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              • #8
                To all of those who have lost someone in this pandemic.

                JJ Grey & Mofro - The Sun Is Shining Down

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cYRs2SReps

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                    For the 5 month shots.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-L9_IDjtH0
                    The Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train

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                    Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

                    i love myself. the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

                    (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
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                      To everyone that we have lost....we will see you again...



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                        Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzNHuGqoMc

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                          DOVYDAS - Remix of Mozart's Requiem (like you have never heard it). And yes, it is worth watching the whole thing, because it brings a smile during a time when smiles are sometimes hard to come by.

                          Dovydas is a musical genius from Lithuania living in Florida bringing joy to lots and lots of people during a trying time. His talent, humor and kindness to his often meager audiences has brought a smile to me almost every time I watch his performances via YouTube.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8YsQalgtGY

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                            This song made me think of GOF bat researchers.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMdF_Nhctgw
                            Brian Eno - King's Lead Hat (lyrics)
                            From his album, Before and After Science.
                            _____________________________________________

                            Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

                            i love myself. the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

                            (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
                            Never forget Excalibur.

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                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxPj3GAYYZ0
                              Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven (Official Video)
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                              Ask Congress to Investigate COVID Origins and Government Response to Pandemic H.R. 834

                              i love myself. the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever. ---- nayyirah waheed

                              (My posts are not intended as advice or professional assessments of any kind.)
                              Never forget Excalibur.

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