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Really touching. Unresponsive old man reacts to music from his era.
Youtube ^ | 4/7/12 | ncaavideos2

Posted on 04/12/2012 4:03:52 PM PDT by Winstons Julia

The part where he does Cab Calloway may cause something to get in your eyes.


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1 posted on 04/12/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Winstons Julia

That’s amazing. They should introduce this into these care centers for people, music therapy.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Winstons Julia

Absolutely incredible! I’ll remember this for a long time.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Wow, so uplifting. So beautiful. That was awesome. I couldn’t talk from being so choked up.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 4:41:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Winstons Julia

Very cool


5 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:57 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: Beowulf9
The better nursing homes I go into strive to get live entertainment whenever they can. Every resident appreciates music.The old standards are still there, but guess what is a big favorite of the current population--Elvis impersonators. How time flies.
6 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Winstons Julia

is that a picture of president obama hanging on the wall in the background?


7 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I guess I “tuned” that out....


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:11:15 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

I should think classical and light classical music would have a similar effect on some residents.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Beowulf9
why did it take them 10 yrs to figure this out with this man?....btw, he wasn't "nearly unreponsive"...he answered questions....he was awake....they didn't need to find an Ipod to get this guy going....even piping it over the loudspeaker once in a while would have been enough...

mostly, you have to ENGAGE people like this and converse with them....that's how you keep them with it...

10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Winstons Julia

One of my college classes required volunteering for 20 hours and reporting back to the class. One girl volunteered at a nursing home and was talking about how they played children’s songs and nursery rhymes to the senior citizens. I couldn’t understand why they didn’t play music more to their time, like maybe big band music, jazz or blues. It just seemed so disrespectful and condescending to do that to those poor, helpless people.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:50 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Winstons Julia

Geez...I wasted 6 min of my life on that.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Approved this post.)
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To: Winstons Julia

That was great. Loved it.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:57:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Winstons Julia; a fool in paradise

What to do if one’s era was before the dawn of recorded music?


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Wonderful! Thank you for posting this!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 6:15:50 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Very good post. Thanks!


16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:23:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Revolting cat!

Sing?


17 posted on 04/12/2012 6:25:18 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: cherry

I agree that you have to engage people.

It seems like he answered things AFTER he was hearing the music.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Autonomous User

And a minute to make your comment ... so that’s seven. Wait ... thirty seconds to read this so ... 7 minutes 30 seconds... you are welcome.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 6:27:46 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Autonomous User

I haven’t watched it, after reading your and others’ comments, but I think such links should be honestly labeled with warnings that go something like “For Thomas Kinkade & Whitney Houston” fans.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum; All

When I was much younger and we didn’t have a piano in our apartment...I used to go to a local nursing home to practice. Slowly...the residents would gather and I would apologize because I was doing my Hanon finger exercises and trying to play classical music that went slowly... but at the end ... I always gave them a rollicking trip through the Reader’s Digest Album of Best Loved Songs like “Stardust” etc... (my piano teacher only trained me on the classical...but I had the most fun playing Moon River...etc.)


21 posted on 04/12/2012 6:32:05 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You disappoint.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: cherry

Well, his goofiness level did dramatically increase with the music.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Winstons Julia

Disappointed disappoint.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 6:38:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Why don’t sixties music stations play more Mrs. Miller records?


25 posted on 04/12/2012 6:53:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, or the Sting-A-Longs and the one and only Bent Fabric!


26 posted on 04/12/2012 7:15:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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