Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An E NOte on the Benefits of Singing

Brian Eno is one of the most creative people of the 21st century. From his ambient music, to his production of stars like U2, to his light installations, Eno is a living icon. So when Eno speaks, I listen with keen interest.

Eno is esoteric, but he's on regular ground in an essay he writes for NPR's "I Believe" on the topic of singing:
"I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor. A recent long-term study conducted in Scandinavia sought to discover which activities related to a healthy and happy later life. Three stood out: camping, dancing and singing."
Alas, another good reason to attend church this Sunday!

HT: Lee

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