“Hey Jude” Takes a Dull Time and Makes It Better
- 2010/03/11 04:18:05
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But what’s better than singing “Hey Jude” alone in your car is singing “Hey Jude” with total strangers... anywhere. It’s happened a few times, this mass public bonding. A quick YouTube dive returns any number of “Jude”-related videos. That old Beatles magic floated through a 7 train carrying fans from a Big Apple Macca gig in 2009. In January, passengers stranded at Newark Airport’s Terminal C warmed their hearts with musician Josh Wilson. Then there’s this Mardi Gras bus ride from Binche. Whether you’re blitzed off your nut or just love music, "Hey Jude" remains a cockle-warmer, a universal salve, a therapeutic uniter of souls.
The sad-song-made-better was back again last weekend, this time thanks to buskers in the Times Square subway station. This is one phenomenon I can’t help but support. If we all keep getting together like this, who cares if the trains ever come?
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