Sunday, September 19, 2010

Watching the world wake up from History

Twenty years ago this month, musical group Jesus Jones released "Right Here Right Now" as a single.  The song was written amidst the rapid de-sovietization of Eastern Europe and as a response to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Now nobody under the age of 19 has lived contemporaneously with the Soviet Union, and the song is used to sell Toyotas.

(You can listen to it here. YouTube embedding has been disabled by the record company.)

The world woke up from History.  May we never fall asleep again.

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