There’s something very healing about a good rock song that celebrates our love of dysfunctional love affairs… it connects us with the human condition, and helps us make it through many a dark night of the soul. When such a song is combined with Juan Mann’s “Free Hugs” mission we have an unbeatable combo for the YouTube generation: the simple act of reaching out to other human beings and emotional background music. Sniff, sniff…
This video spawned similar events all over the planet, with young people heading out into the malls and the streets holding “Free Hugs” signs. Of course, hugging strangers for no profit elicited the social control grid to do a double-take and sadly, in some cases, harass the kids. But it’s a great beginning, to see a new generation beginning to awaken and make an impressive end run around the Main Stream Media (MSM). Awesome.
Enjoy the video, maybe buy the song (the Australian Indie band, The Sick Puppies), and give someone a hug today. Or, play the song one night and reminisce about that obsessive love affair you had so many years ago, the one you still think about sometimes…and sing along with the rest of us:
“And I’ll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
And do it all over again
It’s all the same…”
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