I did a live song blogging event at Verizon today for their employee appreciation week. Verizon’s theme for the day was “Diversity Energizes.” We built a song together over the course of 6 sessions.
As usual, we recorded a live bridge with the audience and I took relevant topics to freestyle the verses.
Verse 1 freestyle words (Verizon): LTE, Number 1, iphone5
Verse 2 freestyle words (Community): Greenville Drive, Mellow Mushroom, Falls
Verse 3 freestyle words (Education and Career): Dropout Rate, No Child Left Behind, Art in School
Remember, this isn’t about making the best song. Thank goodness. It’s about the collective live experience of making something creative together. In the process, we model the personal innovation that can happen when we allow the disparate parts of who we are to collide unexpectedly.
Special thanks to Coach Kendrick, Terry, Cliff, Mellissa, Ms. Celeste and all the verizon employees that made it a super special day.
Written and recorded live at Verizon Employee Appreciation Week. Freestyle verses and other vocals performed by the ipoetlaureate and participants. Additional vocals by San Juan from upstairs and Walonda from somewhere else in the building. Respect.
San Juan. My wife thought the original version was too scandalous. The wonders of Photoshop. Sorry ladies.
Music produced by juicebox jackson.
Today’s live song blog here:Verizon Line