Yesterday was UN day in Sweden. This is a day when we are supposed to celebrate different cultures and countries. From my experience, this is mostly only celebrated by schools. For my children, I sent then with two containers full of peach cobbler. It’s a southern U.S. dessert and one of my favorites, so it really kills me to know that the children at school will take one look at it, declare it mush and waste it. I’ve only got one mix pack left and it’s like gold.
At the place where I work, they gave a concert. I had the idea that this should be a concert of world music, but instead they only sang British and American music. I think they missed the whole point of the day, or it was the only music they could play on guitar. Here was the playlist:
1. Imagine (John Lennon) – Ok, I guess I get this one. Unifying everyone, world peace and love, etc.
2. Let it Be (Beatles) – This is stretching it I think. What exactly does this have to do with the countries of the world?
3. Dust in the Wind (Kansas) – So the message here is – nothing matters, we all turn to dirt and die. Hooray UN day!
4. Lean on Me – Really? Will this song ever go away? They sang this back when I was in school at gatherings in the auditorium. It’s just been way too overused. I’m surprised they didn’t do an encore with “Stand by Me.” Once again, what does this have to do with UN day? Lean on me other countries! Hmm… maybe it’s a message about the Greek Economic bailout. Yes, I’ll go with that.
Happy UN day everyone.