And now for something completely different

Over at the admirable blog That the Bones You have Crushed may Thrill, I was intrigued to see mention made of Pharrell Williams’ pleasing song Happy. It is a song I only recently discovered. So it was a happy surprise for me to read there that,

… you hear this song quite a lot in Brighton from car stereos and the like. It always makes me think of B[enedict]XVI. I do quite like that Mr Williams’s song subscribes to the Catholic vision of  ‘the truth’ rather than the societal trend to promote subjective and competing notions based on ‘my truth’. The truth, of course, if not embraced, can be a cause for unhappiness…

The song never fails to life my spirits. So it was an even greater, and pleasant, surprise to find that this song is the subject of the world’s first 24-hour music video! What a clever concept it is. If you go to the site (it can take a while to load initially – be patient. If it stalls, press F5) you will find that you can match the time of day to the video. It is a remarkable feat. It is a series of seemingly ordinary people (and occasionally the singer) dancing here, there and everywhere to the song. It breathes a joyful spirit, and is good clean entertainment (unless there is something hidden at 3am!). Go have a look, and you can check in there when you need a pick-me-up.

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