My friend Roz alerted me to this stunning music video—a remake of the Beach Boys song God Only Knows. Amid breathtaking scenery, 27 British musicians and the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra have created a masterpiece that will touch your heart. The video was produced to celebrate the BBC’s love of music. Proceeds from the single will also aid the BBC’s 2014 Children in Need campaign. You can learn more about the video and how it was made at the home of BBC Music.
– God Only Knows remake, produced by Ethan Johns and Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Music.
With the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi for their courageous “struggles against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” perhaps the value of children everywhere will be recognized and celebrated.
On October 11 the world observed the United Nations sponsored International Day of the Girl Child, which “promotes girls’ rights and recognizes the unique challenges they face.” This year’s theme was “empowering adolescent girls: ending the cycle of violence.”
Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20 and provides an opportunity for worldwide understanding among children and a day of activities devoted to the welfare of children around the world.
But you don’t need to wait for a special day to help your local or the world’s children. Today, why not remember a favorite childhood memory, and in its honor download “God Only Knows,” donate the price of a cup of coffee to a children’s charity, or share some time with a child and let them show you their world. They’re not only the future, they are our now.
Roz, seeing Sir Elton John in that video reminded me of the time we tried to count the number of Elton John songs the radio station played during an entire weekend trying to win their contest for tickets to his concert.
Now, I’m going to download that song.