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under pressure


My favorite youtube video for today is this emotional one called “homeless man under pressure”. It shows an obviously homeless man performing the wonderful song “under pressure” by Queen featuring David Bowie with two Kermit the frog puppets. The sign next to him says:

family in need with 2 kids. homeless and out of work. anything helps. thank you!

I already wrote about the inspiring movie “the soloist” here about a homeless musician on the streets of L.A. It was real touching and brought to me a glimpse of the torment and suffering of homeless people in our cities. The details in this video are leading to a real great site were you can learn about helping the homeless for free. The author Kylyssa collected some great ideas such as helping homeless people fill out job applications and resumes or donate labor at homeless charities or to join programs to teach homeless people how to read and write.

I think this is an great approach in giving and sharing and I will definitely search projects here in Hamburg and also in Brazil where huge parts of my heart a closely linked to the suffering of the people on the streets of the favelas. I think we all should spend some of our time for projects like these since we’re too quick in walking by the signs of homeless people in our streets.

Under pressure – that burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets
It’s the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming let me out

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“under pressure”

  1. On November 3rd, 2010 at 09:44 Sehr cooles Youtube Video von Homeless American performed Queen-Song mit 2 Kermit Handpuppen » homeless » Says:

    [...] JormasonDer gute Jörn ( mit dem ich gemeinsam schon den 2. Carrotmob in Hamburg organisiert habe), hat in seinem Blog schon Beiträge zum Thema Obdachlosigkeit in den Vereinigten Statten gepostet. Dieses Video ist besonders schön, weil hier ein wundervoller Song, ganz eigen per Kermit Handpuppen, inszeniert wird. Share and Enjoy: Diese Icons verlinken auf Bookmark Dienste bei denen Nutzer neue Inhalte finden und mit anderen teilen können. [...]

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