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Rolling Stone called “One” the best love song ever written. I can do one better. How about, the best song ever written? Okay, very far—BUT, “One” is definitely the “Imagine” of our generation. It’s been used in… a ridiculous amount of montage videos it’s insane. Inspired by the reunification of the old divided Germany, the lyrics, also, depict a love not only between a man and a woman, but between a man and a man, a woman and a woman, a friend, a parent, a brother, a sister, a countryman… a bandmate even (this is the song that saved U2, and gave them the confidence to continue making music. Talk about the power of song). It is, in its purest form, just that—a LOVE song. I don’t think I’ve heard any other lyric sung more beautifully then when Bono aches “love is a temple/love the higher law/you ask me to enter/but then you make me crawl/and I can’t be holding on/to what you got/when all you got is hurt”. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Stunning, magnificent… bravo! 3 videos of “One” were produced. The first one saw the band dressed in drag, making a statement about human equality, be they straight, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, black, white, etc. (I bet you thought Lady Gaga was the first person EVER to think of touching on human rights issues in music). Moving forward, the second, was a slow motion video of Buffalo running in a field, which U2 intended as a metaphor for HIV Aids. And finally, the third version, directed by Anton Corbjin, was a montage of U2 in that era—just hanging out at the pub; drinking, smoking; some concert footage. They wanted a version for themselves, and for the fans; a “cool” version if you will. If you ask me, I’ll take any version… as long the music is playing.
- Marco Pitino
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day April 10, 2013
via advocates for youth
Right now we have the very urgent requests for you. Please, Follow, Like and SHARE the contents on the social media sites. We need to let people know that these channels exist and that NYHAAD is happening! You are welcome to share out this information on any email listserv as well.
Facebook Share Text: “Young people are determined to end this epidemic once and for all – but they can’t do it alone. Join us for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. April 10.” GRAPHIC: http://on.fb.me/ZIZSD9 (or graphic attached)
Twitter: “The first ever National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is April 10. What are you doing to fight HIV and AIDS? @YouthAIDSDAY #NYHAAD”
We’ve also created a press kit, for your use. It contains media how to’s, the press release, an FAQ on NYHAAD, and facts about how HIV & AIDS affects young people. Just an FYI – embargo means you can’t send it to press until that date.
Final note: The website is up and running, and Sulava already sent out a note for comments, but if there’s anything else that we’re missing or have left out, just let us know! We’ll fix the problem as soon as possible.
If you have any questions as it relates to media or social media, please do not hesitate to contact me. Additionally, we encourage you to send any content or resources you would like to share.