This is one of those ‘absolutely nothing to do with cars’ stories, but it is one of those feel-good videos that occasionally come to your attention.
If you’re into classic music, you’ll love this:
Whilst on the subject of music, if you’re a fan of American rock band ‘Journey’, you’ll enjoy this video. ‘Journey’ were formed in 1973 by former members of ‘Santana’ and ‘The Steve Miller Band’, who in 1981 with Steve Perry fronting them, had a huge worldwide hit with ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.
The reason I like this ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ youtube clip, is that it’s from the Covid lockdown period when musos had to be inventive to raise money to survive and it features a busker at St Armands Circle in Sarasota State, Florida called Døvydas.
Born Revelstar Stellonaut in Lithuania, he moved to the United States in 2012 and performed under the name of David Smash. Now if you’re thinking this is a train wreck in the making, you’re very wrong. Døvydas is an incredibly talented musician who represented Lithuania in Eurovision 2011 and headlined major music festivals throughout Europe.
The thing I love about this clip is how within five minutes on the street with his guitar and music machine, he puts together a backing track to accompany his electric guitar and uses a lady from the audience to perform this amazing rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin”.
A funny backstory to this video and how bureaucracy can stifle initiative is that in January this year the St Armand Circle Association sent Døvydas a legal ‘Cease and Desist’ letter to stop him performing there anymore. However due to the power of social media, ably assisted by the fact he has 1.24 million subscribers to his site, in February the “Cease and Desist’ notice was retracted, and Døvydas was formally invited back to St Armond Circle.
Power to the people and some common sense!!!!