I'm sure most of you have heard of the PS22 Chorus, the school children who sing various pop songs orchestrated by their teacher. Earning media acclaim by fans and even the original artists themselves they've become a massive hit. Their work does touch the romantic in me as I see them showcase their talent. I'm happy to see this teacher bringing arts into the classroom and telling his story to all who will listen.
Call me a pansy liberal all you want (I'd still kick your ass and bang your girlfriend without spilling a drop of my pint of beer), but I think education in the humanities is critical to a child's development and these kids from Manhattan prove that.
So today I bring you a song brought to you by children who enjoy 80s pop:
"They were so good! Their arrangements -- their sound -- it was so good.... It was...... disarming. It means so much that they took it and made it their own." -Tori Amos