Can a song be anti-inflammatory?

I do not speak nor understand French. (I wish I did.) But it is not necessary to enjoy this song. I think it is as close to anti-inflammatory as a tune can get.

I discovered this beautiful voice from a blog–a cycling blog at that.

I have written often that success in social media comes when you offer value.

The In The Crosshairs cyclocross blog does this. The #Svenness (Sven Nys) and #LikeAVos (Marianne Vos) videos are montages of words, astute observations, compelling music and bike racing action. And they are free.

Here is perhaps the best 15-minute cyclocross video ever made. You need the sound. And watch it until the end. I realize you may not follow Belgian cyclocross as closely as I do, but if you like athleticism mixed with mitochondrial power, this contest between Niels and Sven is perfect. (Full disclosure: I met both these men, so I see them as humans not just athletes.)

Plus the music!

JMM

P.S. In electrophysiology, ERAF means early recurrence of AF after cardioversion. I suspect it means something different in Flemish.

5 comments

  1. Lovely. Have you put her forward ’cause Valentine’s is soon?
    Let me be the first to offer a counter proposal that I find to be so straight from the heart that it touches mine. Inflammation gone, every time. Magic things done with voice.

    1. Thank you Jeff. Indeed that is a beautiful voice. Since the heart and brain are connected these are bound to be heart-healthy interventions.

  2. Nice!

    I’m always interested to hear about music’s impacts on health. Hadn’t thought about tunes as anti-inflammatory though. 🙂 Nice cool-down song.

    Joking aside–I recently watched “Alive Inside,” about music therapy for Alzheimer’s patients, and found it fascinating.

  3. I found the French lyrics for you on a translation website..if you want to access it to get the English words.
    Personally I love the sound of the
    French..and here they are,,
    Place de la République

    On s’est connu le temps de plaire
    Aux exigences qu’on s’est créées mais on s’y perd
    Tu n’es qu’à quelques kilomètres
    Et nos coeurs, nos coeurs sont restés dans cette mer
    J’ai couru en longeant la seine
    En espérant te retrouver, l’âme sereine
    J’ai couru sans savoir comment
    Ni pourquoi on s’emballe
    On s’est connu qu’un moment

    Et je ne sais plus si tu en vaux la peine
    C’est plutôt dur d’en être certaine
    Et quand tu seras à Vincennes
    Ce soir ne m’oublie pas
    Je t’attendrai au moins le temps de dire
    Que j’ai voulu prendre le plus grand risque
    Un soir qui m’a rendue bien triste
    Un soir Place de la République

    Et comme tu vois c’est bien la fin
    Je dois traverser l’océan demain matin
    De tes bras, je m’arracherai tout doucement
    Et c’est la réalité qui m’attend
    Je sais ton coeur est habité
    Par une ou d’autre fille qui t’ont marquées
    Moi je suis moins forte que les autres
    Mais j’espère tant te manquer
    Tant me démarquer

    Et je sais plus si tu en vaux la peine
    C’est plutôt dur d’en être certaine
    Et quand tu seras à Vincennes
    Ce soir ne m’oublie pas
    Je t’attendrais au moins le temps de dire
    Que j’ai voulu prendre le plus grand risque
    Un soir qui m’a rendue bien triste
    Un soir Place de la République

    Copyright:
    Lyrics powered by http://www.musiXmatch.com

    Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/place-de-la-republique-republic-square.html#ixzz3RIY2jWSO

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