Christian Long

Jill Sobule: Sings to Al Gore

In TED Talks on April 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Reflection by GAGE L.

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Jill Sobule:  Sings to Al Gore

When singing “Manhattan in January,” Jill has very humorous lyrics. While in the beginning I believed this song to be very calm and intimate, it turns out that it made me laugh and the audiences as well.

As she sung to Al Gore in this situation, perhaps her singing could bring joy to many people of the world. She could simply sing to ill kids, or large groups of people to make the entire crowd feel joy and make them laugh. Also while she sang the man next to her began to whistle. Then after he began whistling so did the crowd which aloud them all to interact with each other without even knowing.

If she could manage to do this with an even larger crowd, it could become something magical.

In hearing her voice it makes me think of an older lady singing. Then as she gets more into the song it reminds me of a nice spring day and makes me feel free and opens my mind. Then putting her voice with the lyrics makes the good feeling turn into laughter. All of this results into making a person feel better which is quite remarkable. I know that its just a song and many people have different ways of making people laugh, but this just comes so naturally. As someone may tell jokes or do stupid things to make people laugh, Jill simply puts her talents, singing and playing the guitar, into an act that involves the entire audience also.

Overall this video changed my mood entirely and actually made me a lot more intrigued in this type of music.


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