It is my turn to add another song to the #buskingforkarma archive, so I thought I would play a song that everyone seems to know. The incomparable Leonard Cohen wrote it, but many others have also performed it over the years, including Jeff Buckley.
Here is my take on Hallelujah.
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Not only was Gustavo kind enough to contribute a couple songs to the Busking for Karma project, but he introduced me to this song, which I had never heard and now love. I Am Writing a Novel by Father John Misty.
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Jenn volunteered to be our first guest busker for #buskingforkarma! Here is what she had to say about why she braved her fears to volunteer her beautiful voice to the cause:
“I felt the need to help you, because I see you come home every night, late, exhausted, and not in the same way that you did with other work. You’ve given up and changed just about everything in your life to make this happen. I see how hard you are trying and wanted you to know I support you and want you to succeed. I know how hard it was for me to do this. I can’t Imagine how terrifying it must be for you to do what you are doing.
I say if we all do something every once in a while that scares us in the name of friends and support, the world would be an amazing place. This also excludes me from karaoke for the rest of my life.” – Jenn
Here among the crew at the Karma Documentary, we pride ourselves on using multi-media and being multi-faceted people.We are also in need of funding to keep the project going…
This got me and Christen thinking one evening (or morning) after a marathon session of reviewing footage for the promotional trailer. We like to call these type of sessions our ‘Hemingway time’. Usually, we just end up discussing lots of silly ideas over eggs and end up with nothing but several dirty dishes. This time, Christen had a stroke of genius.
Like I said before, we like to dabble in various arts, so Christen suggested we do some ‘virtual busking’ to raise money for the film. If you have not heard the term, to busk is to perform in public for tips. Here is the first in the series of songs I would like to perform for you in our new social media world. There will be many more to come! If you like what you see and hear, please donate.
Also, we would like to invite all of you to make your own videos playing your favorite cover or original song (smart phone videos are great, if you need to do a simple setup). After you make the video, post it to the Karma Documentary Facebook page.