Thursday, November 01, 2007

Music for the weekend - Happiness is...



Happiness is singing in the choir of a soul band. No, really! Fast forward to the 2:30 minute and you'll see. Those women are happy. They are ecstatic!

This is a scene from one of my favourite films, The Commitments. If you haven't seen it, it's about a group of people from Dublin that are struggling to make something out of their lives, until they come together, or they're forced together in some cases, to form a soul band.
Things aren't easy in the beginning, as you'd expect. They don't get along, they hate each other's guts. They think about quitting the band. They search for better jobs. But, in the end, their manager 'manages' (excuse me) to make them forget about their own little dramas and give their best to the band. And they are a success, as you can see.

Those women are empowered there. Of course, you can say they are being sexually exploited because they're all dolled up and moving seductively. They're the only women there and they're the choir! Of course. But look at them, they are happy there. They regained their confidence in the band, every time they left their lousy jobs behind at the end of the day and became...soul singers. That's the magic of music. Of soul music.

6 comments:

Ps said...

Your description is great but I cant see the video :-( Mebbe it will show up later.

Niall said...

'That's the magic of soul music'..I think also it's the magic of doing what you do best..of fulfilling your dreams.
Was a great film..what fabulous performances..

Jen said...

hi devilmood: )or shall I say, "young one"...you are, you lucky girl..no, I know everyone gets a turn...ah 20 something^__^
thank you for posting...

being part of something...
being integral to something that is enjoyed by you and others...
joy!

and music like that...fun! upbeat..
great...i may rent this movie, yah

how are you-- i have been much more involved in flikr than blogging...miss more regular visits to your blog..hope you have a great weekend...i know this was a soulful post..but "you rock!"

chrispito said...

Ha! i looove this movie. And those ladies are TOUGH! I love how they all hate each other and then get along...I always laugh my head off when I watch it!

holy chaos said...

great video! I am going to have to see the movie.

Stephanie said...

Awww - I loved that movie, but haven't seen in in ages!

Now I have that "Happiness is a Chemical" song stuck in my head - though. It's got a bit of a sarcastic tone, but the dancing in the video makes me happy ;)