Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I Heart YouTube

YouTube is like the best thing ever. I've been wanting to hear this song again for's a favorite of mine & Jay's and we used to sing it all the time to her dog Lucas.

Also recently I've discovered somebody has been posting clips from Jim Henson's memorial service, which I have always wanted to see. There is footage with the Muppet performers singing Jim's favorite songs, and of Big Bird singing 'Bein Green' (Carroll Spinney fights hard to get the song out through his tears...he's so emotional he even gets some of the lyrics wrong.) Frank Oz is also visibly emotional...he keeps leaning his head back and smiling as if he is sucking in as many good memories of his best friend as he possibly can, just to keep from breaking down.

This one was just recently added much to my delight. It's one of my all-time favorite songs from the Muppet library (or favorite songs, period), 'When the River Meets the Sea' sung by the best singers to do it justice, Jerry Nelson and Louise Gold. (I want this song at my memorial too, as it means alot to me, and the lyrics are a beautiful reflection on the cycle & mystery of life and death).

To see the rest of the clips, check out this fellow's account here, and I challenge you not to shed a tear! I hope more material gets posted, as this is such a loving tribute during a time of sudden shock for the Henson family. I remember I was cleaning out my closet when my mom told me the news that Jim had died, and I think I just sat there for about an hour afterwards. I couldn't believe it. Jim Henson's work has always been such a huge part of my life, and he left us way too soon.

1 comment:

Ryan McCulloch said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing those! I've always heard about the ceremony but never saw it. So heart breaking. I love the song "Just One Person."