Watch: Abbreviated Oral History of Lyrics that aren’t Lyrics.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 1, 2011
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Ski bi di bi di do bap do / Do bam do / Bada bwi ba ba bada bo / Baba ba da bo / Bwi ba ba ba do.

Fun: like the sound of sanskrit or any holy ancient language we don’t know fluently, nonsensical sounds in songs are often the ones that grab deepest.

26 songs, over 49 years. Featuring Jane Lui ( Michael T. on bass ( and Jonathan Batiste on piano ( Directed by Joe Sabia ( This was learned in 90 minutes, and done in 4 takes!

Now I have to go into youtube, and pleasantly lose an hour of my life (re)listening to all these songs in their original.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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