Stevie Wonder turns 70 today, so we ended last night’s Twitter Chat about the role of music in the pandemic by asking this question:
What Stevie Wonder song gives us the best hope for the future?
Here are the responses from our panelists: Carole McNall, Patrick Hosken, Stephen Wilt and Richard Lee (tweeting as @Jandoli_Inst).
Not necessarily one song, but the fact that he’s been making fine music for so long. #JandoliChat— Carole McNall (@carolemcnall) May 12, 2020
A6: Tempted to go with the three-minute ending coda of “Isn’t She Lovely,” which is one of the most joyous pieces of pop music ever. But I gotta say “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” for its built-in message of hope. Happy birthday, Stevie! #JandoliChat https://t.co/5lPdtwAFkq— Patrick Hosken (@patrickhosken) May 12, 2020
A6: After a long look at his catalog, I see his 1968 release, For Once in my Life, as a good testament for the future. As we continue, we can start controlling what we do and take charge of where we want the world to go! Happy Birthday to a legend! #Jandolichat https://t.co/Gw6Qt06Frg— Stephen Wilt (@stephen_wilt) May 12, 2020
A6: From Nicolas Coyne: ‘A Place in the Sun’ gives us a vision for finding our own idyllic futures. #JandoliChat— Jandoli Institute (@Jandoli_Inst) May 12, 2020
A6: And so are these lyrics: ‘Very superstitious. Wash your face and hands. Rid me of the problem. Do all that you can.’ #JandoliChat 2/2https://t.co/eYno4iEby7— Jandoli Institute (@Jandoli_Inst) May 12, 2020
Categories: Jandoli Institute, Pop Culture