Friday, January 02, 2009
You may have heard of 'Purple Haze' and 'Purple Rain' affecting people
in many ways, some inspired to try to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix, while
others have sought to sing or dance like Prince, errr... the Artist Formerly
Known As...Before He Went Back To Being Known As.......Prince. I think....
But who knew the color Purple (movie association unintended) could move
people not only to sing and dance but take flight? This color symbolises so
much to so many, it's right up there with Red for Valentine's and Stop signs !
Yes, Purple Songs Can Fly, all the way into Space, just one facet of a
project engineered by a hospital in Houston, Texas.
One year ago today, the highly-esteemed New York Times visited the
Texas Children's Cancer Center and followed up with a great article on how
Songwriting and Recording in a Studio setting are proving to be an
immensely valuable therapeutic tool in the battle against Children's Cancer.
"“Just treatment is not enough,” Dr. Poplack said to the New York Times.
“We want to have a psychosocial impact so that the children are not only
cured, but healed as well.” He said breakthroughs over the last 50 years had
raised the survival rate of children with cancer to 75 percent from 10 percent.
Anita Kruse, who founded the Purple Songs Can Fly Project with her own
money saw her Mission Accomplished in 2003 as her song,
If We Can Fly to the Moon, written as a September 11th tribute, flew over
5 million miles around the earth with astronaut, John Herrington, on the
Endeavor Shuttle Mission.
Here are some links that I hope you will use because this is one effort that's
just too good not to be considered :
*images above are from this site
The New York Times article Jan 2008
In the mix, Sugarhill Recording Studios in Houston
Posted by Fred Miller at 9:28 AM Labels: nyt purple+songs+can+fly sugarhill+studios Texas+Children's hospital children's+cancer music+recording sept+11 9/11 Cancer+therapy