The American writer Henry David Thoreau once said, “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” This video attempts to help us do that and have empathy with others. Instead of just judging at first sight, we are encouraged to put ourselves in their shoes. Although it is actually an advert for a Hospital Clinic, it doesn’t come across as such and in fact, portrays a very deep and meaningful message that encourages reflection.
If you’ve not heard of Mike Dawes then you’re either not really into guitar music, you don’t browse the Internet much (so how come you’re reading this?) or…. well those two reasons are bad enough! Anyway, the aforementioned talented musician sent me a copy of his debut CD and it arrived this morning, signed as well. This is a photo of my contained reaction:
I’d heard most of his songs before via the Internet but I think it’s important to support emerging artists, especially when the price is reasonable and the artist has a good rapport with their fans (as in Mike’s case).
Mike is a fingerstyle guitarist from the UK and before you start wondering if it’s worth visiting his Website (lazy moos that you are) at MIKE DAWES OFFICIAL SITE, I have left you a video of him performing his own unique version of Gotye’s hit “Somebody That I Used To Know”, which is the one taht first captivated my attention. Enjoy!