Sometime back, while developing my next ArtsCan Circle Benefit Melanie (Safka’s) “Look What They’ve Done to My Song” started running through my head. Seemed fitting, it is a perfect anthem for the people ArtsCan seeks to serve. (Indeigenous at-risk youth in Canada’s North).
I searched through YouTube to give it a listen. In addition to a great version by the early 70’s band The New Seekers I saw one by Miley Cyrus. I rolled my eyes and kept searching, but a few days later this came back to me and I decided to give it a listen. (Words are chosen carefully here, I didn’t have the stomach to watch for a couple of weeks).
It was incredible. She is an extraordinarily talented musician. Of that there is no question. Indeed I found her cover so powerful I couldn’t help but wonder if part of her wasn’t singing her own anthem.
The video is not only safe for work and for your children, there is nothing in it that will make you cringe. You can listen and watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSpkaBeZckY