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This is fine.
(Throws silver coin into cup)
Toss a coin to your local street pianist.
.. Oh valley of plenty
Oh valley of violence
2020 official sound track
Felt like a scene from that movie the pianist.....but that was Warsaw during the invasion of the nazis.
I had this exact thought like 10 seconds before I saw your comment, I just couldn’t remember the name of the movie. Thank you
And now I'm watching The Pianist again.
If there is a required film list for 2020 this is in the top 3.
National Police in Barcelona, nazis in Warsaw . . . not that much difference actually. Madrid sends super-fash NP to Barcelona every time they need to beat the people up.
I think you will find those are Mossos d’esquadra vans, the regional catalan police. And those are protests against lockdown measures, which are more likely to come from far right groups, as that has been the case this weekend in various cities in Spain. So as you can see, once the facts are checked, you look like an idiot standing up for the far right yet calling out nazis.
In Barcelona it's more complex than just far right people protesting against health restrictions, left wing people were also protesting as there were many evictions carried out this past weeks, just before the second lockdown (the most important one is the Casa Buenos Aires eviction). Mossos are well known to beat up left wing protesters (even before the non-official catalan independence referendum, in which they played the "good cop" role)
That is utterly false. You are misleading people
Ah yes, the famous Mossos from Madrid lol
In case someone doesn't know the song
Fitting lyrics, too.
Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand?
Do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Is this burning an eternal flame?
I work in IT and make calls to ISPs all the time. This is one of the hold songs I have to sit through daily... my eye twitched
Was looking for this. Thanks
It's kind of like the musicians in the titanic!
This has gotta be one of, if not the most surreal moment I have ever seen.
Holy shit, it's been a crazy year. Once you get numb to the terror it's almost beautiful
Barcelona is like this. There is a picture of an UberEats driver with flames from last years protests in the background.
I think what makes this video in particularly strong for me is that the guy is using a face mask as well. We're not even talking about that part cus it's normal to us now. The contrast, situation and everything is just heartbreaking and powerful.
This video represents 2020 to the fullest
Indeed! It's a historic video imho, and we'll probably see it a lot in the times to come.
I think the sad part is that it should be an iconic and historic video and yet we'll likely move past it to the next level of craziness and this video will fade away.
There was that Saxophone player during one protest, forget where tho
I thought that was central or South America.
Edit: Actual audio from protest
I genuinely love bards.
Rolled a NAT 20 on the performance check.
The song being played by the sax player is "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz" (The Right to Live in Peace) by Victor Jara. Jara was tortured and then shot dead after Augusto Pinochet took power in the 1973 coup, backed by the US government to oust Socialist president Salvador Allende.
It's become an anthem for freedom and a chilling reminder of the brutal fascist dictatorship of Pinochet.
Here's a cover done by a bunch of the big Chilean musicians of recent memory.
And here's the original for you folksy types.
Is that JoJ- ah nevermind. It is.
WAIT.... is that a
LETS FUCKIN GOOOOO
Thank you bud.
I was there during a riot once and the bar next to me just closed their front gate halfway so you could still crawl in if you wanted to get drunk.
Like being on the deck of the Titanic ... except this guy's playing to the end of the civilized world.
Also a solid opening scene for The Naken Gun.
That was exactly what my first impression was and it brought tears to my eyes. To think that this is the reality for some people... I feel so small and helpless.
Once you get numb to the terror it's like watching a sitcom.
The season finale should be very exciting
I expect it to be pretty, pretty, pretty good.
cue Curb themesong
cue to videos of numerous nuclear weapons launching all over the world.
... or cue to sea water flooding a parliamentary building just as a bill to retard climate change is struck down.
I hope they don't draw it out for 7 seasons and a movie. The series finale couldn't come quick enough because the writing has gone to shit in the last 4 years.
I know - a global pandemic? Hello? Didn't we already do viruses with ebola? Personally, I think they jumped the shark with 9/11
The way that 9/11 tied into 2016 was a brilliant piece of writing. Think about how the terrorists wanted to strike fear and confusion into Americams to the point they elected a reality TV star with no experience based solely on xenophobic rhetoric, I mean c'mon. Talk about a twist, Shyamalan.
Nah man, that's just recovery of slop writing - you can't come back 15 years later and say "well, actually..." That's how we end up with like 3 different terminators and I won't stand for it
go take a look at r/outside
I’m hoping we wake up and realize it was all a dream
I love the part where the protester throws the rock right behind him
If something like this happened in the 1960s when camera phones weren't a thing this would surely have been put in history books
its already in my digital archive and I'm sure it will make the news cycles - its just too sexy. This video will give Don Lemon a bigger boner than a naked oiled dwayne johnson holding irrefutable evidence of Trump corruption. coincidentally, also have pics of oiled up Rock in my digital archive... for reasons.
Basically summarizes what this year has been
I know, right?! At first I thought everything would be okay this year and the next thing I know, this whole goddamn world went to shit. There's a lots of crazy stuff I can't even comprehend. Damn.
No, you got it all wrong.
HE is the Terror
Oh shit, word? Is this like the cardboard little girl in Men In Black?
There's another version like this from a couple years ago, except it's in Ukraine, the dude is wearing a gas mask with tear gas all around and snipers shooting people.
It's hauntingly beautiful
Does anyone have a link??
Ever see Philly Elmo?
This was during a massive fire, but he's also been out during the BLM protests and subsequent riots this year. Always a treat.
Two months to go yet. Civil War here in the US is coming, just waiting to see what else.
Easy, there, V for Vendetta. It's not like there's potential for civil war in the midst of an artificial panic over a very real pandemic with super-wealthy pharmaceutical corporations standing to make a very large fortune in cures and guarantees. That would just be crazy.
"Do you understand?" I was singing with him
What's the name of that song?
Give me your hand darling. Do you feel my heart beating?
Do you understand?
Do you feel the same?
Am I only dreaming?
The flame in the background is fitting lol
No, The Bangles.
This time the whole world is sinking and we're all going down with the ship.
Gentlemen. It has been a privilege redditing with you tonight.
Draw me like one of your French protesters, Jack
Just dont draw Mohammed
We’re all going down with the ship. I like to think this is how the Romans felt.
Society seems to want to go back to Kings and monarchy.
"Gentleman, it's been an honor."
Will bring my flute to the next protest.
shitty flute fades in
Wow, I hate it, I need more.
My thoughts exactly.
I'm here searching for this commentary!!
Sorry for the ignorance: what’s going on in Barcelona right now?
A lot of people (over 800 just in the last month) have been kicked out of their houses. They are protesting over the government mindlessly kicking out/not facilitating better options, for those families, individuals and organisations who can't pay rent, specially in these tough times. (Barcelona has been partially shut down again and a lot of people are losing their businesses)
I just dont understand how this shit is happening across the globe and the elites are just going with it.... do they not understand there are two outcomes if they don’t act to help the people, revolution that results in them losing a significant portion of their wealth, or revolution that results in a significant portion of the worlds population dying.
The option that involves others suffering? They’ll take that one any day. These people don’t give a FUCK about you.
They are fucked in either two of those options though.
It hasn't reached critical mass yet. The more people that are suffering, the more people they can "save"
Yeah this is just beginning bad times, we haven't even got to REAL bad yet
Real bad times will result in their wealth being nearly meaningless though, or at least not as valuable as it currently is
I feel like they would step in before that point bc:
1 ) they still have physical assets that can "help end the suffering" and resources at their disposal. Its not just wealth of money.
2 ) people that are super wealthy are more tuned in to national/international news and events, and will know way before the average person how bad things will get
Also, i believe both of us are thinking of individual citizens or families in this scenario, but we are forgetting the amount of influence corporations have and the resources they could deploy.
Want to get some Walmart Dollars to feed your family? Are you homeless and starving? Just 12 hours at the warehouse and you can get 2 meal vouchers a day!
Edit: some words
They don't care any more about their own grandkids than they do yours or mine
I think they are banking on having enough cops and supporters to deal with the collateral damage. 2021 gonna be a heck of a year.
Yes they can get away with it lol, they divide the people with politics and bullshit racial issues to distract them from the bigger picture. They work the poor against the poor, that way they will never blame the rich..
I’m sketched out that a bunch of similarly structured usernames all responded to me within a minute of each other.
Have a friend over there and they are also protesting against Covid lock downs.
Right now because the lockdown and the curfew restricctions to combat the coronavirus, there are protest in some Spanish cities againts those measures, some peaceful with hostelry owners and workers because they can lose their business/job, and the riots are just kids messing around... the left wing is blaming the right wing for provoking this riots and of course, the right wing is blaming the left wing, it's a big mess right now and a complex political crisis. For first time in 35 years i saw rioters storming and looting shops here in Spain.
Some articles about it so you can read it by yourself and not trust a random internet guy like me.
This one is about Barcelona riots, in Spanish sadly, use Google translator if you can.
Edit: looks like i choosed really bad linking a thesun article, so i'm adding another one to the guardian for a more reliable source (i hope)
I don't understand how this has 54 votes and a guy up there talking out of his ass about evictions has 1300 upvotes.
It's curfew protest by random teenagers and 20-30 year old neets. That's why everyone not involved is so relaxed
i was shocked when i saw that comment with that so many upvotes, that's the reason why i posted, i just lurk around in reddit, i know my english is terrible to post or keep a discussion so i'm a bit scared to post something, but in this case... I'm shocked how easy is share fake information, this weekend riots were just because the curfew not for something more, looks like some people are interested in taking benefits of this riots to fill their agenda.
This is a very cooomplex issue, i'm not saying there is no problem with the evictions, in fact is a big issue in Spain, not just for the people evicted, but for house owners that have their houses occupy by squatters, is not an easy topic.
Some articles about it, in spanish, if you can use google translator.
For the last two nights there have been riots in most cities because the government has issued a stay at home order from 00:00 to 6:00 that according to each territory local authorities can be increased to 22:00 to 8:00.
We have way more cases of COVID than other European countries and the government can’t take action due to the political opposition calling him a dictator and inciting people to revolt like this behind the scenes.
Always Believe In Your Soul
You've got the power to know
Always believe in
You are gold
Always believe in your soul.
More like platinum
Gold, Jerry. Gold.
We all need to aspire to be this guy
He's @pianolitopeter on Instagram, for anyone wondering!
Upvote this plz !
Why are the police vans just driving around in circles?
I didn’t notice it until you mentioned it. I rewatched and you are so right. It makes the whole scene even more absurd.
Somebody has to dance to the song right?
I was wondering why that's not being discussed more. It looks like they're doing some hollywood choreographed shit just spinning around with each other.
Seriously. I was scrolling thinking surely someone had to have mentioned that.
It looks/sounds like:
Protestors run towards and past pianoman bringing the police vans with them.
Cops realize they can't go that way and start to turn around.
They realize/are told that they can in fact go that way and so turn back around.
Sounds like they had to drive through some kind of fence or something off to the left. Probably why they didn't go that way in the first place.
Definitely does look rather comedic though.
It's called the "carrousel". They use the vans to disperse the crowds. Riot police are fucking murderers.
I'd love to see how it played out. His playing seemed to be keeping people calm. Very nice!
The power of music is actually crazy
Like, maybe the cops and protestors would gather around after a while to listen to music and sing Margaritaville together.
Makes me think of the musicians on the Titanic. “They played music, intending to calm the passengers, for as long as they possibly could, and all went down with the ship.” (Wiki link)
i was just about to say the same! the scene from the movie immediately came to mind
What he is playing
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
Great song and lots of covers
The fact he is playing eternal flame whilst shit is on fire is fantastic.
This is beyond beautiful.
This is fucking art. The way it's frame, seeing him and his lack or reaction while everything behind him turns suddenly into a war zone, the fact that he plays so beautifully and never turns to see the chaos and turmoil behind him. . . . . fucking art.
Also one of the flashbangs was on time
I only played clarinet, this guy is way supreme
It is an absolutely fabulous piece of performance art.
Performance art is a great description
I'm pretty crusty and numb at this point, but this really moved me too.
This is the most 2020 thing I’ve ever seen
Wait till 2021, you haven't seen nothing yet!
This perfectly captures the subtle tragedies and beauties of the world right now. The world is burning to the ground around us... and the band plays on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mquco1QGM6Y reminded me of this song from my youth.
"...and the marching band refused to yield..."
Yes, and happy cake day.
Original instagram video
Thank you. This should be top comment.
This reminds of the violin players on the Titanic.
This would be such a good movie end credit scene.
Whats happing right now in barcelona? Heart anything and would be thankful if someone could make a short review or something
This protest was against people being kicked out of their homes, for not being able to pay rent, and not giving many other options to families, organisations etc, in these tough times.
I believe it's also mixed with the anger over the measures taken by the government on behalf of COVID. Barcelona has been shut down again, people are losing their businesses, and meanwhile housing speculation keeps on rising, basically becoming a city increasingly more difficult to inhabit by the people born here.
Sounds a lot like the situation in the US
A lot of places in the world is more alike in ways you can expect and not expect at the same time.
The master of focus
Is that the one
Idk I am kinda stupid
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Thank you sir or madam!
This is making me feel some sort of way
This brings up an overwhelmingly mournful feeling for me.. idk know why either.
If this isn't political commentary I don't know what is.
DOO YOU UNDERSTAAAAND, DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? AM I ONLY DREAAAAAAMINNG.
2020: The Video
Because of the surreal ness of this, it reminds me of the “Cellist of Sarajevo”
Eternal Flame seems appropriate for the moment
Am I only dreaming what a legend and he plays beautifully.
Yes! He's called @pianolitopeter on Instagram.
His bio is "I♥️my🎹", found that simplicity quite cute.
Keep calm and carry on!
Inner peace. I aspire to have this level of serenity.
Anyone remember that Clash of clans ad where the hog plays the piano and the hog rider sits on the piano and sings while in the middle of a warzone?
History is a spiral.
This makes me think the scene in 'Titanic' when the band plays as the ship is sinking.
This is one of the most beautiful and sad combinations I have ever seen. And it’s normal this year. What has become of us
Let’s be honest no one will hurt the piano player. Have movie bar fights taught us nothing.
What a perfect video to describe 2020
I feel like i need this guy to follow me around playing the piano
2020 in a nut shell?
2020 in a nutshell
This is so fitting for the entire world right now lol
Probably the most 2020 video I have ever seen. I feel like any parent who has kids under 5 are the piano players atm. Props and cheers to every parent our there.
If this was in the US, police cars would come in droves and push this piano player to the ground, step on him, beat him up and if he still tried to continue playing his piano beat him with a baton and arrest him for resisting arrest. This is America... Trump’s America. I am praying for peace and unity. Pray to God, Biden wins this election and these bullies get tamed down. Pray for us.
I do hope the election goes well, but do you need to always make it about you, America?
Even when terror is unfolding around him, he keeps on vibing. This is one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen. Well done OP