Inspired by Another Bullwinkel Show’s idea for a Wednesday at noon city sing-along, we want to encourage the whole (510) area — then the world! — to play along!
Each week, we will collectively step to our windows or front doors to sing simple songs with our neighbors. Then we’ll have about a week to learn the words and music for the next one.
Maybe you can incentivize young musicians to practice their instruments for this performance. Maybe you’ll be lucky if they step outside with a tambourine. (That’s how it is in my house, I’m sad to report.) Either way, I’ll be on the front steps with my karaoke microphone embarrassing my family — in the hopes of putting smiles on the faces of strangers.
Future songs include:
|Date||Click the title for lyrics on AZLyrics|
|Wednesday, April 1||Don’t Worry, Be Happy|
|Wednesday, April 8||All Together Now|
|Wednesday, April 15||Lean on Me|
|Wednesday, April 22||Three Little Birds|
|Wednesday, April 29||I Can See Clearly Now|
|Wednesday, May 6||What A Wonderful World|
|Wednesday, May 13||Ob La Di, Ob La Da|
|Wednesday, May 20||Celebration|
According to Lisa Bullwinkel:
These need not be such dark times. There is still art to be made! Warm up your vocal chords or start practicing your instruments. Each week, on Wednesday at noon, step outside your door or open your window and make the hills (and the flats) come alive with music.
If you are a block captain, or feel like you are capable, please go out in the middle of your block to act as the conductor, starting your neighborhood off at the same time and setting the tempo for the music.
This is a recording of the first performance of Take Me Out to the Ballgame last week: