Thursday, January 15, 2009

brian eno’s singing manifesto


In this week’s “Something Understood” on Radio4 (introduced by “The Kitchen Sisters”?), I was amused and intrigued by a brief clip from Brian Eno (iconic “artist, musician, idealogue and systems-maker”) on the virtues of singing:
“I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, increased self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humour”. No wonder I can’t sing!
He also maintained that, in a recent Scandinavian survey, three factors stood out as being crucial for a happy and healthy old age: “camping, dancing and singing”.
So, there you have it…..

1 comment:

alan broadway said...

i like brian (peter george st john le baptiste de la salle) eno [why am i merely named alan neil?] and have followed him since his days in roxy music, through his solo career [including buying his 2nd album 'taking tiger mountain (by strategy)], his work with the great robert fripp and producing the likes of talking heads, u2 and coldplay...but one thing he has in common with you is he can't sing either!