Sunday, May 02, 2021

Tip#1245: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

This is Day 410 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

This week I’ve been in a state of bliss thanks to the private, one-on-one Zoom performance I received by my friend and Toronto Symphony Orchestra violinist Yolanda Bruno. This magical 30 minute performance really helped lift me up from this long pandemic isolation. She played some classical pieces as well as The Sound of Music’s “Edelweiss” and a gorgeous folk version of The Beatle’s “Here Comes The Sun”. I could really feel her music touch my soul. 

Yolanda also told me about the amazing history of her violin (on loan from Groupe Canimex) and that it was made in 1737. I then realized it’s been around for over 280 years! So when she plays this violin she is keeping the wood and spirit of its tree alive for all to enjoy. 

This reminded me of how music and songs we grew up with can also have a powerful, emotional and nostalgic affect on our moods. They can bring up happy, uplifting memories or sad, mournful ones. 

I recently watched a documentary on a trio of brothers that reminded me of the lasting, joyful affects of pop music. 

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (2020) 

The documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, is an exploration of the history of the super group The Bee Gees that features interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice. This engaging film highlights the amazing career journey and memorable music this trio had created over many decades.
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I was never a big fan of The Bee Gees growing up but somehow their songs from the Saturday Night Fever fills me with happy nostalgic memories whenever I listen to it. The song “How Deep Is Your Love” touches my heart every time I listen to it. This documentary features the making of this highly successful soundtrack as well as the surprising, diverse eras of their musical styles I was not aware of since their folksy music as teenagers. I also learned of their many memorable songs they wrote for others like Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and more. 

It was also very emotional listening to Barry Gibb talk about his brothers Robin, Maurice and Andy who have all passed on. The film showed how much love they had for one another despite their challenges. In the end it was inspiring to know their legacy will live forever through so many beautiful ballads and energetic dance music. 

Music is like a time machine that can transport us to happier or sad times. Find a favourite song today and let it transport you to a safe and happy time in your life. Then bring back that rejuvenating energy into your present day and let it fill you with renewed enthusiasm and be grateful for what you have now. Fill your soul today with warm, bright musical sunshine!


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Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

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Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
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Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

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Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
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Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
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Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
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