We’re seeing all kinds of creativity lately, with nearly all of us stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing, shelter-in-place or safe-at-home ordinances enacted by state governments. Over the weekend, the Instagram page for the band America shared this video first circulated by some fans, who felt a creative spark while listening to “A Horse With No Name.”
It’s really best you just watch this without any more introduction:
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We love to see some of you are getting creative with your time at home! To whoever made this, thanks for brightening our week, this is fantastic! Send us videos if America has been helping you pass the time inside, it warms our hearts to know we’re all in this together. ♥️♥️♥️
That’s pretty inspired stuff!
While on the topic of America, why not spend a few minutes of your day watching our RockCellarTV interview with America’s Dewey Bunnell? He tells the tale of the band’s formation, recording key songs and more:
As for further exercises in entertainment caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this past weekend also saw Neil Diamond introduce a tweaked version of “Sweet Caroline,” with lyrics tailored to self-distancing and hand-washing guidelines:
Liam Gallagher of Oasis, meanwhile, parodied his own band’s classic Britpop anthems into hand-washing PSAs, too:
Were the above actually real songs, they’d be a good fit for Now That’s What I Call Coronavirus — were that a real compilation album:
This just barely scratches the surface of some of the stuff we’ve seen show up online over the past week or so — and there will no doubt be more coming as long as we’re all stuck inside staring at our phones!