When I started this blog, I got a really good piece of advice from a fellow journalist: “You can’t give them broccoli all the time.”
Now I personally like broccoli. But, to put it more bluntly – it was a reminder to take off my hard-news glasses from time to time and view the world through a softer lens.
This video I think qualifies. It has already gone viral with more than 1 million views on You Tube. So, you may have already seen it. I couldn’t help but tap my toe while watching. If your soul needs a lift today, take three minutes and watch:
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson and Sidewinder perform a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard. They are deployed as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band.
Sidewinder is Capt John Arata – officer in charge, keyboards, fiddle; Tech. Sgt. Kevin Maret – NCO in charge, percussion; Tech. Sgt. John Cavanaugh – operations/logistics, bass; Tech. Sgt. Joseph Castilleja – guitar; Staff Sgt. Tobias Callaway – saxophone; Staff Sgt. Ransom Miller – trumpet; Staff Sgt. Devin LaRue – trombone, guitar, keyboards; Staff Sgt. Brian Owens – vocals; Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson – vocals; Staff Sgt. Sean Navarro – Audio, Trombone.
Here’s another of Sidewinder’s You Tube videos where they did a gig for the Night Shift. It has not gone viral, but is equally entertaining.