What can be done together even when we are apart. In this era of social isolation, many people are using their talents to bring people together… and help.
Toronto singer/songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley lives in east-end Toronto – where the first line of a song about social distancing came to her while she was reviewing her to do’s. “I’m so lucky to be safe with my husband, kids, 100lb puppy and two cats. The reality of what I have is never taken for granted”. Rosanne called her long-time friend, visual artist Pirkko Saari and, in conversation, they came up with a plan to use her song to help others. In the face of the immediacy of this crisis, Rosanne and Pirkko responded to the world pandemic by gathering friends and family together to make a video… virtually. Despite the distance of social isolation, 39 people came together to create a message of sincere connection and generosity.
Each person played their part – Rosanne recorded a live off the floor version of her voice and guitar. Pirkko combined video clips that came from across Canada, the US, UK and Ethiopia with one common thread – everyone recorded with their phones at home. The message is urgent – stay home – but also for those who can, the message is to give. Local food banks are on the front lines during this humanitarian emergency and online donations can mean the difference between life and death.
All proceeds from the sales will be given to the Global Foodbanking Network (GFN). Additional donations can be made at http://foodbanking.org or any local food bank.
Indiana Jones is available now on all music platforms. Make a difference. Stay home. Feed people.
For more information contact: all / or Jane Harbury – [email protected]
- Rosanne Baker Thornley – [email protected]
- Pirkko Saari – [email protected]
- Global Food Network – Caroline Parsons, [email protected] 609 Soudan Avenue • Toronto, ON • M4S 1X7 tel: 416.960.1568
- Jane Harbury Publicity
Indiana Jones (lyrics)
I’ve done everything I can I washed my hands I wiped the walls, And if you want to see me Well I’m only taking calls I’ve cancelled all my coffees everywhere I’m supposed to be And I grabbed a bunch a groceries That should last a couple weeks Everything is closing up pulling in, shutting off all the planes are on the ground But we can turn that all around Now 7 billion people in a fight they didn’t’ choose And everybody’s walkin’ in everybody’s shoes Chris Martin, Michael Buble, Ellen and Trudeau Everyone is saying we’ll be Indiana Jones – … if we stay home, we stay home, we stay home Everything is closing up pulling in, shutting off all the planes are on the ground But we can turn that all around Now You know I heard in China that the skies are turning blue And the Grand Canal in Venice, has dolphins swimming through Well the world it needs some fixing, it can’t do it on it’s own, And we can be the difference …. if we stay home, if we stay home, if we stay home Everything is closing up pulling in, shutting off all the planes are on the ground But we can turn that all around Now We can turn that all around, now If we stay home, if we stay home, we stay home we stay home, we stay home, we stay home, Now. Now.