The universe has me on a streak of nothingness. I’m enjoying the ride.
I am so busy doing nothing, that the idea of doing anything , which as you know, always leads to something, cuts into the nothing and then forces me to drop everything. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
Céline Brillet, a coach peer in Paris, posted a video on her Facebook page of the hit single “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The song is featured in the hit movie “Despicable Me 2.”
As soon as I heard “Happy” I leaped up, clapped, sang, and danced!
After sharing the link on my Facebook page, a client pointed me to the 24 Hours of Happy site that plays “Happy” 24/7. The unique format was inspired by We Are From L.A and directed by Clément Durou and Pierre Dupaquier.
Can you imagine a video that plays the same song, over and over again, with anonymous dancers (except for a few cameos by Steve Carrell, Miranda Cosgrove, Minions, Magic Johnson, Kelly Osbourne, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Kimmel, and Pharrell Williams himself) struttin their stuff in L.A. environs, without commercial interruption?
The round the clock, 360 degree “Happy” vid was shot without a script, costumer, choreographer, or set.
No streets were blocked off. Spectators, on occasion, meander into the shot and join the fun. Most onlookers rubberneck from the margins watching the dancing parade of one roll by.
Improv at it’s best. Creating a product in the moment.
As I say to clients, it’s all made up.
It’s not what’s possible. How about: “What do you want to create?”
When you’re looking to change your mood; when you’re stuck and can’t seem to get the creative juices flowing; when you’re bored; when the reruns of your favorite show starts to become stale; when you’re looking to simply get giddy; dance on over to the fun, deliciously delightful, euphoric, interactive clock at 24 Hours of Happy.
Warning; it’s addictive. Though I’m guessing, like several clients, you’ll be more productive because you’re happier.
It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re feeling.
Life is about choice. Choose to be happy.
(Photo courtesy of JeepersMedia)
Just got off the airport shuttle… ridiculous bickering among strangers. They need to read your post. Great message, life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
Were you dancing on the shuttle?
Ah, so that’s the one you were talking about. Yeah, it can definitely be addicting but it’s so much fun. I think I’d get tired of it after awhile though but it’s still an upbeat tune.
I loved the video by the way Steve.
Glad you enjoyed it Adrienne.
After a while, I’ll also tire of a particular song.
Right now. “Happy” is working for me!
I saw the movie the day it came out & loved that song. Then totally forgot about it until I saw the Syracuse University contribution, and that’s when I heard about 24 Hours of Happy, but it wasn’t up yet. I’d forgotten about it until I saw your post on Twitter; heading there now. You’re right though, always new ways of being creative.
Thanks for sending me the link to the Syracuse University, my alma mater, version.
I thought it was a lot better than the other vid I saw done by someone or an org. in Syracuse.
Love this song!