This wonderful and powerful speech by civil rights movement activist Martin Luther King in 1963 is a definite must-watch. Sadly things have not changed much since then but it is great to see this trailblazer talking out against discrimination and adversity and promoting a coming together of everyone.
This very interesting video shows the long, long history of women putting themselves further for the presidency in America. A lot of the early occasions where women went for the presidency I didn’t know about so I found this video really intriguing.
Some of the commentary on this video is possibly heterosexist but that obviously doesn’t take away from the wonderful, entertaining and musically historic performance of Waterloo by ABBA which brought the band to the mainstream in 1974’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Staying with the Eurovision, let’s go to my home country of Ireland when in 2018 Ryan O’Shaughnessy performed Together. Alan McGrath and Kevin O’Dwyer performed some absolutely beautiful dancing and the whole team just done amazing. Stunning. Still melts my little heart to this day. 🙂
Just so much fun this is! I love the joy of this track in the film. Watch as the sisters smash I Will Follow Him.
Here in a new feature on this blog. I hope it will give you some interesting and varied viewing. I am by nature a very curious person, always have been since I was a child and I love to learn so my viewing can be diverse as hell, you have been warned! I hope at least some of the topics will be of interest and I plan to do this weekly so without further ado and rambling from me, here is five YouTube video recommendations to watch this week. 🙂
This powerful song has been put along alongside some powerful images here. We see activists who are ordinary people as well as well-known activists for the rights of people of color like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Highlighted too are the rights of women and LGBTQAI+ people. A very emotional watch.
I am very socially-conscious but I hadn’t heard about Juneteenth until very recently. This video explains very well something I must look more into. Please do watch this video which talks about the day and it’s connections to slavery and the emancipation of so many people of color. It isn’t easy obviously to watch because the fact people were treated in that way is utterly disgusting but we need to acknowledge that terrible history and do better by our brothers, sisters and non-binary people of color.
I am a huge fan of Aquaria and this is the opening episode of her On/Off series where she was out in the Philippines last year. A very interesting series detailing many of her work engagements from last year.
We all need a moment to relax, destress and get ourselves ok again. I have recently got into ASMR as a way to relax and I love videos by Mads Asmr. In this video, Maddie is scratching, raking and pinching and plucking away your stress.
I am a huge Sister Act fan and this scene with Sister Mary Clarence/Deloris Van Cartier and Sister Alma never fails to make me laugh.