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Sunscreen song

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Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99 If I could offer you

only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch

the more you need the people you knew when you were young. maybe you’ll have children.maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll marry.. Be nice to your siblings. Live in New York City once. or what other people think of it. they will only make you feel ugly. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get. Read the directions. you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Understand that friends come and go. don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance. maybe you won’t. you never know when they’ll be gone for good. use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it. even if you don’t follow them. Enjoy your body. live in Northern California once. Travel.but for the precious few you should hold on. . they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. maybe you’ll divorce at 40.Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do. so are everybody else’s. Do NOT read beauty magazines. but leave before it makes you hard. some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. but leave before it makes you soft. Get to know your parents.

but you never know when either one might run out. it will look 85.Accept certain inalienable truths. Respect your elders. Advice is a form of nostalgia. prices will rise. Maybe you have a trust fund. or by the time you're 40. politicians will philander. wiping it off. But trust me on the sunscreen… . and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable. politicians were noble and children respected their elders. painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. maybe you have a wealthy spouse. Be careful whose advice you buy. you too will get old. be patient with those who supply it. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Don’t mess too much with your hair. dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal. but.

In fact it is not a real commencement speech (though it should be!). 1997 entitled "ADVICE. and contacted Chicago Tribune management to buy the rights to the words to turn it into a song." starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. July 31." about competitive dancing. PROBABLY JUST WASTED ON THE YOUNG" by staff writer Mary Schmich.The Sun Screen Song One of my favorite songs. A year later. Secretary General Kofi Annan on June 5. remixed it. Mary's article found it's way onto the internet in the form of an email hoax. is commonly referred to as "The Sunscreen Song".N. The real address that year was actually delivered by U. and hired Sydney actor Lee Perry to read . You can find it posted on MIT's website. who is best known for two films — "Strictly Ballroom. Luhrmann eventually tracked the source of the speech to Schmich. set to music. 1997. claiming to be the 1997 commencement address of Kurt Vonnegut to MIT grads. LIKE YOUTH. but rather a column that appeared in the Chicago Tribune on June 1. the email re-circulated claiming to be Kurt's commencement address to the Class of 1998! The email caught the attention of Australian film director Baz Luhrmann. It is what sounds like a commencement speech. He took Quindon Tarver's "Everybody's Free (to Feel Good)" song. Sometime around Thursday. and a 1996 remake of "Romeo and Juliet.

Capitol Records. The end result became the seven-minute long "Sunscreen Song".about the time of graduation that year. The song received heavy airplay from American radio stations nationwide after KNRK in Portland aired an edited (about 4 1/2 minute) version in the spring of 1999 -. According to Luhrmann's label. it became the most requested song on radio morning shows in Atlanta and Philadelphia .Schmich's "speech".

tell me how. Don't worry about the future. You are not as fat as you imagine. Remember compliments you receive. Oh. Sing. whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Sometimes you're ahead. If you succeed in doing this. in the end. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. by Mary Schmich: Wear sunscreen. Floss. Throw away your old bank statements. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. Or worry. Forget the insults. sometimes you're behind. Keep your old love letters. on some idle Tuesday. you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. the kind that blindside you at 4 p. I will dispense this advice now. Don't waste your time on jealousy. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. it's only with yourself. but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. But trust me. The race is long and. The longterm benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.m.The lyrics to Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen. . If I could offer you only one tip for the future. in 20 years. sunscreen would be it. Do one thing every day that scares you. Stretch. never mind.

or berate yourself either. Live in New York City once. maybe you won't. . even if you don't follow them. Politicians will philander. Maybe you'll marry. maybe you won't. Get plenty of calcium. You. the more you need the people who knew you when you were young. Get to know your parents. politicians were noble and children respected their elders. prices were reasonable. Read the directions. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. Use it every way you can. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. will get old. Maybe you'll have children. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. You never know when they'll be gone for good. And when you do. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't. maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. but leave before it makes you hard. Enjoy your body. Do not read beauty magazines. because the older you get. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. too. Respect your elders. don't congratulate yourself too much. They will only make you feel ugly. You'll miss them when they're gone. Understand that friends come and go. Dance. Travel. Your choices are half chance. even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. you'll fantasize that when you were young.Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. Be nice to your siblings. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own. So are everybody else's. but leave before it makes you soft. Live in Northern California once. Be kind to your knees. but with a precious few you should hold on. Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle. Whatever you do.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85. But trust me on the sunscreen. painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth. . Maybe you have a trust fund. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal. but be patient with those who supply it. wiping it off. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. Be careful whose advice you buy. But you never know when either one might run out.Don't expect anyone else to support you.

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