Start the semester with Y.M.C.A.


第一節課除了發簿本,給六年級的孩子本學期syllabus之外,還預告了一下去人骨教堂的故事,最後就是欣賞1978年由Village people 唱的Y.M.C.A.了


我先放了由英國倫敦兒童合唱團唱的版本給他們聽,大略提了一下這首歌的背景(當然略去它和gay culture有關的那部份)

"In the gay culture from which the group sprang, the song was understood as celebrating the YMCA’s reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot, particularly for the younger gay men to whom it was addressed."

接著再放這段勾起舊時光的MTV,嗯village poeple 還真有點娘…




"The YMCA idea, which began among evangelicals, was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in England in those days. This openness was a trait that would lead eventually to including in YMCAs all men, women and children, regardless of race, religion or nationality. Also, its target of meeting social need in the community was dear from the start."


下午掃地時間我已經聽到孩子們邊掃地邊唱著it’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.!



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