recess radio program

01/21/05
Voices From the Past
    by John Cech

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There are some band and hall noises and other snippets, but the real gems are excerpts from an audition tape for one of the musicals that our school put on every year. These were for South Pacific, and here were the voices of classmates whom I haven't spoken with or seen for nearly four decades, sixteen and seventeen year olds singing about life and loss, and especially about love:

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The lyrics of these songs, of course, make my classmates sound like teenagers from some archaic, sentimental past, from those distant days before irony, before there was supposed to be an edge to everything, when you could still sing a song like this, from the heart, and mean every word of it.

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Copyright 2005 John Cech

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