Monday, 5 March 2012

In The Wake by Alistair The Optimist




This is a beautiful video directed by Tim Delop and Jim Johnson- Please take a moment to listen to this track and watch it -I found it to be both very moving and inspiring . "In The Wake " happens to be my favourite track from Alistair The Optimist`s album- The c/d is now on sale from http://www.mndassociation.org -with 22% of the profit going to raise funds for the MNDA !
Alistair was diagnosed with MND 18 months ago-he and a group of friends decided to write and record songs under the banner of "Alistair the Optimist " and in the summer of 2011 recorded an album in 3 days.The album captures a moment in time when his weakening muscles still allowed him to play the drums, something he is no longer able to do, and as such the band will never play live. He writes ......

Be an incurable optimist and do something optimistic today.

The video has had 6,500 hits on u-tube already ! Please repost this to your facebook pages and to twitter by pressing the "F" or "T" at the bottom of this post -Me ? I`m off to buy the album and I hope you will do the same !

Oh ! Just a reminder -Where ever you going or what ever you are doing- Please remember to support the MNDA by wearing your awareness band-they do work ! Wear one to support a loved one or like me to remember and honour someone you have lost . Thank You ! Jan x
More info http://alistairtheoptimist.org/

7 comments:

Theanne said...

that is POWERFUL!

Terry said...

Oh Janet, how moving!

Chris said...

Great track.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I posted it to FB. Excellent and moving video.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

I never heard of him until now. This is a really good song. I'll have to see about getting the CD too. XX-Cassie
inamazinggraceland.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Thank you everyone - I love this track-it made my eyes fill up when I watched the video too- it made me realize that I never ever saw Andrew in a wheelchair- this disease hit him so hard and fast -he fought it till the end.
They remind me a bit of Coldplay.

Janet said...

Duh - I meant " Crowded House " not Coldplay x