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Rarely has music moved me to tears. Only one time in fact and when I heard this young lady I didn’t cry either. That is because I held back the tears. Yesterday morning I heard Jackie Evancho sing a duet with Barbra Streisand. Who is Jackie Evancho? That’s what I said until I heard the angels in heaven singing through her.
What I heard was an angel. What I saw was a ten year old girl who came in second place in last season’s America’s Got Talent. It’s not a show I make a point to see so I missed Jackie and everyone else as well. I did see it last week, earlier this week, I don’t know but there was a six, seven and eight year old rappers on. They were so confident and cute… I digress.
I think I will alter my answer to one of the 31 Days of Blogging Honesty. I will remove Judas Priest from the list of songs for the deaf and instead add Miss Evancho. If you have never heard Jackie sing, I beg of you. I’m pleading, even as you read this. Take a few minutes and listen. Even if you open up a new window and go to a different blog, keep this window open and listen to the voice of an angel.
After hearing Jackie you might be interested in getting her soon to be released album, Dream With Me.
Remember when you were a teenager and your parents would call you? You didn’t answer and when confronted you lied and said that you didn’t hear them calling? You know you did…
These days doctors are saying that teens really might not be hearing as well as they could and the culprit; ear buds and iPods. There is no conclusive evidence that the ear buds alone are the exact reason but they hypothesize it could be.
Teen hearing loss was studied by Dr. Josef Shargorodsky of Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Most of the hearing loss that was detected was slight however, the longer they are exposed to the possible causes the worse it can become. There are headsets that come with preset volumes. If you can hear what the person is listening to then it is too loud. Parents you are allowed to dictate what you kids listen to and how loud it is. If they don’t like the rules, take the device.
- Are iPods Behind Rising Teen Hearing Loss? (time.com)
- More teens suffer from hearing loss (boston.com)
I’m a music lover as you may know and I was flipping through my iPod last night. I was wondering what music I would have to have with me if I were stranded on a deserted island (with a never ending supply of batteries, of course). The ten albums I would have to have:
- Purple Rain – Prince
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- The Joshua Tree – U2
- Control – Janet Jackson
- That’s The Way Of The World – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Dangerously In Love – Beyoncé
- Out Of Time – R.E.M.
- Bolero – Ravel
- The Dream Of The Blue Turtles – Sting
- Night Rhythms – Lee Ritenour
Though not stranded on an island, what are the first ten songs on your iPod right now OR what are the last ten songs you’ve listened to today? Please share.