And here it is, the 3rd edition of “Play For Chris”!
Once again, I wish to thank all the participants who have made another strong demonstration of love for Chris Squire. There is a wide range of players from all around the world, covering different songs, different instruments, making this year’s edition really special and, the most important, sounding out Chris’ spirit.
Almost after one year since Chris passed away, fans from all over the world unite to pay tribute to Our Hero. I would like to thank to all of those who took the time to be involved in this second edition, hoping that this video will demonstrate the singular love that Chris generated in so many fans, some of which are here so well represented.
Thank You Chris!
Dear Friends, the second edition of “Play For Chris” is open to all who wish to join in a demonstration of thankfulness, remembering and celebrating the life and music of Chris Squire. Here’s how you can participate:
1 – Record a video of yourself singing or playing your instrument of choice, preferably something from Chris or Yes’ catalogue. Please act especially for this occasion. Do something now – in the Present – rather than using previously produced material – Play for Chris!
2 – Include a text message about your feelings for Chris, what his music means
to you. The text will be displayed along with your video.
If you don’t play or sing at all you may still participate by sending a video of yourself speaking, with a message stating your feelings for Chris.
Optionally you may send graphical content such as a drawing, painting or photo
composition about or dedicated to Chris.You can include the text message to be displayed along with the image.
3-Send your files to me (email@example.com) by the method you prefer, just let me know. The limit date is the 30th of April 2016. Please try to keep your contributions up to 90 seconds and allow me to edit them, if needed, in order to fit all contributions in one clip, and as evenly as possible.
Let’s keep celebrating Chris’ music here on earth and, as the name says,
to keep playing for Chris!
Dear friends, Here is the video #playforChris, which is the result of the fantastic collaboration of 28 individuals. This is a message of Love from us, surely representing all Chris’ fans and friends around the world, who wanted to demonstrate their Love and affection. Thank you very much to each one of you who participated, or shown interest and support for this initiative. Hopefully it will send positive energies to the Chris Squire we love so much! Onward! Miguel #candlesforChris. I also set up another facebook/twitter hashtag where you can simply post your pictures of flowers as a thought-gift #flowersforChris. Please add the hashtag to your post as well.
P.S.: There is a virtual candle room where you can light a candle for Chris and write a prayer. Each candle lasts for 48 hours. Please keep the “light burning brightly” for the Keeper of the Flame. You can find the link here, or looking on facebook/twitter for the hashtag
N.P. If you would like to share this post or content please use hashtag #playforChris
I would like to invite you to collaborate with me in a video to show our Love and support to Chris Squire. The video below will show you how you join this initiative, hoping that in some days time we’ll be able to deliver some minutes of devotion to Our Hero, in the shape of our words and sounds.
Instructions (similar text as the video)
1-Record a video of yourself playing bass, to any Yes or Chris’ song that you like. If you play other instrument or you want to play something else it’s cool as well – The main thing is to send good vibes to Chris all together! Please keep the video length around 30 seconds
2-Send the clip to firstname.lastname@example.org by wetransfer or other method you prefer, just let me know.
3-Include a text message with best wishes for Chris, a prayer, stating your Love for Chris. The message will be displayed along with your clip. Include your name/city/country.
Note – even if you can’t play any instrument or sing, you can record yourself just speaking your best wishes for Chris!
The videos will be compiled by me and made available here, at my YouTube and Facebook pages.
Let’s make it happen?
Thank you from the heart!