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Musical Ode to Bernie: “You’re much more than a human Birkenstock”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00am 2/17/2016 at 7:00am
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I don’t know that this comes close to the various Obama anthems from 2008, but it’s a start.

There’s a new video anthem for Bernie Sanders, produced by the woman who produced the viral Obama Girl video. The anthem title is “Bernie Bae” (Bae is slang for Before Anyone Else).

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A-Wa they can

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:22pm 1/1/2016 at 9:22pm
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A somewhat unlikely story, via The Washington Post, These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews:

With their ebony hair and Yemeni accented Arabic, singing sisters Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim would probably not seem out of place on the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.

But the sisters, collectively...

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The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 12/24/2015 at 4:00pm
Christmas Flash Mob

We featured this video last year and liked it so much, we’re doing it again.

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2010.

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Help name our new section

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:20am 12/13/2015 at 11:20am
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Had to post this.

I love this video. Brilliant.

It’s also an excuse to tease out that we’re *likely* to have a new section of Legal Insurrection sometime early in the new year where we can do more spontaneous, shorter posts in addition to the full posts in the main column.

Want to know...

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Matisyahu rocks Ithaca – Huge Win for Artistic Freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:45pm 12/5/2015 at 7:45pm
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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been targeting American Reggae musician Matisyahu because he is Jewish and refuses to denounce Israel.

In the summer of 2015 an international firestorm of controversy erupted after BDS succeeded in getting Matisyahu banned at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival. The ban was reversed only...

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Who’s up for a Vietnamese Flash Mob singing Hine Mah Tov? (Psalm 133)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:35am 4/19/2015 at 11:35am
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I mentioned in a post last night that when Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky arrived in Israel in 1986, the crowd sang Hene Mah Tov, the lyrics of which start with Psalm 133:

I.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב = Hine mah tov
Behold how good

וּמַה נָּעִים = uMah-Nayim
and how pleasing

שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד = shevet achim...

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RIP Lesley Sue Goldstein (Gore)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:30pm 2/16/2015 at 7:30pm
Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Goldstein, better known as Lesley Gore, was featured for a week in our Video of the Day series in December.

She’s best known for “It’s My Party” but that was just a part, and not even the best, of her music.

Fox News reports:

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in...

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Hallelujah! The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 5:40pm 12/24/2014 at 5:40pm
Christmas Flash Mob

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2010.

The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah is a staple of Christmas music for good reason but when singers from multiple groups...

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RIP Joe Cocker

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 4:08pm 12/22/2014 at 4:08pm
Joe Cocker

He died today.

The BBC reports:

Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70, his agent has confirmed.

The Sheffield born singer-songwriter had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where...

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Six Iranians arrested after dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ on video (updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:50pm 5/21/2014 at 2:50pm
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Six young Iranians were arrested earlier this week after a video was posted online in which they were featured dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.”

From CNN:

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hallelujah

Hallelujah Priest Wedding Video screencap
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:30am 4/20/2014 at 8:30am
Hallelujah Priest Wedding Video screencap

WE JOIN TOGETHER HERE TODAY,
TO HELP TWO PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY,
AS LEAH AND CHRIS START THEIR LIFE TOGETHER,
AND NOW WE’VE REACHED THEIR SPECIAL DATE,
WE’VE COME TO HELP THEM CELEBR...

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Did the internet eat your brain?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 7:00am 7/6/2013 at 7:00am

If you are reading this on a Saturday over a holiday weekend then the video below from Legal Insurrection reader and sometimes commenter Bill Dyszel probably applies to you.

You may remember Bill from these classics previously featured here:

 
 
 

Rivers of Babylon

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00am 6/24/2013 at 7:00am

Longtime readers know that Boney M and I go way back.

For some reason I couldn’t get this song out of my head last night.

The words are from Psalms 137:1:

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Which continues:

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let...

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Take the long way home — RIP George Jones

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:42pm 4/26/2013 at 10:42pm

I took the long way home all afternoon into evening.

Thanks to the other contributors for helping out.

I heard the news that George Jones died:

 
 
 

RIP – Richie Havens

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 22, 2013 at 5:11pm 4/22/2013 at 5:11pm

I previously have written how I saw Richie Havens live at My Father’s Place when I was in high school, at the time we ran several of his songs as Videos of the Day in late January 2012:

I saw Richie Havens at My Father’s Place (Facebook) in Roslyn, NY. Memorable.

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RIP Van Cliburn

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm 2/27/2013 at 5:30pm

Van Cliburn died today at age 78.

The name lives on with the piano competition named after him.

RIP, tall Texan:

Renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday morning at the age of 78 after a battle with bone cancer, publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone told The Associated Press.

Falcone announced in...

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R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:06pm 12/5/2012 at 3:06pm

One of the greats. I have so many of his albums … in vinyl.

He died today at age 91.

There are far too many great songs to embed them all, so here are two:

 
 
 
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