“Rise Up” is a call. It’s an anthem to our better selves, for a better world. The song was fun to groove to in the 1980’s, but was anybody listening?
The Parachute Club was a Canadian band formed in Toronto in 1982. By 1987 they had three top 40 hits in Canada, including “Rise Up”
Lorraine Segato, the original front person, teamed with Parachute Club members Julie Masi & David Gray. Under the name “The New Parachute Collective”, with emerging artists: Theo Tams, Jimmy Chauveau, Jillea, Kayla Diamond, Maya Kiltron and Britta Badour,
… they have released an updated version to to empower a new generation of youth activists.
All profits go to non-profits.
Pics taken by Resa – February 28, 2023
Here is the new version, with words. Is anybody listening now?
Here is the original infectious video.
“The enduring appeal of this song has inspired us to celebrate its legacy with a campaign to engage, celebrate and honour a new generation of social justice activists who are shaping the future.” – Lorraine Segato
74 thoughts on “Rise Up – The Parachute Club”
Hey, dahling, I’m listening! 😉
A new set of ears is needed though!*
*Like Hera’s! 🐾😍
Yeah, too bad ears aren’t clip on. Lotsa folks could use a new set.
If I could, I’d have Hera ears, Jeep ears, Em ears, general bunny ears… all of the beautiful animals’ ears. Well, that would be all animals’ ears! 🐾😍
Yep, I agree and me too!!!!!!
Now that’s a KINGDOM!!!
They are having a lot of fun, Resa! The thought that came to mind was from Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
For me, the greatest activism is to be kind.
Always wonderful to stop by your place! Hugs!
Wonderful comment Rebecca.
I wish many more world leaders could/would embrace that idea. HUGS!!!
It is such a simple concept, but it appears to be very hard to put into practice. Sigh.
Makes me think of a career thief I once knew.
He said only suckers worked for a living.
Honestly, Rebecca, he worked harder committing crimes than anyone I knew who had honest jobs or careers.
People work very hard at hate, spite & lies. It’s so much easier to be kind and honest.
That song has certainly aged well and the videos are such fun to see! Thanks for sharing!
Yes it has aged well, with it’s cool message.
I’m happy to see that it keeps on giving.
My pleasure to share!
Excellent photos, Resa. Terrific group and message. 🐂 🐂 🐂 🐂
Thank you, dear John!
I wish more world leaders would get the message.
🐂 🌎🐂 🌍🐂 🌏🐂
I agree. Especially China. 🐂 🌎🐂 🌍🐂 🌏🐂 (Love this.)
Me too! I want love for the whole world.
I just got back on line. Was off since last night.
ISP mess up!
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BUT after this message, they took us off line.
Was 30 hours w/o internet this time. They said the issue was too technical to explain.
They came and reinstalled everything this morning, all new hardware.
The agents at the company are all real nice, but the system is messed up.
I told them they should get high speed internet! 🌹💋🐂 🌎🐂 🌍🐂 🌏🐂💋🌹
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I didn’t know the group or song. Thanks for sharing with the great mural, Resa!
Rise always makes me think of Maya Angelou, “And Still I Rise.”
“And Still I Rise.” is a great poem by a great writer.
I still can’t get over that
“the late Maya Angelou was one of the most banned authors in America, for her debut novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
America? The land of the First Amendment? Isn’t that free speech?
Geranimoooooo! I love how they are drawn. Fun videos.
Yeah, it is an interesting art technique, and fun music.
Hey! Belle Grâce is on her way to NYC! Now, I can devote all my sewing time to Charlotte’s gown! xx
Oh Boy! I can’t wait to she photos of Belle Grâce being the envy of the gala.
Robin was giddy when she left here with Belle Grâce. She said she hadn’t told her gf’s about the gown. Said they’d be pea green with envy. Sounds like Scarlett to me. xx
I’d love to see their faces.
Oh my. This music is irresistible. I couldn’t help jumping up and dancing, Resa. I love the powerful energy and how positive the message is. Thanks so much for the mural and the infusion of good vibes. Amazing.
Music is important. It has touched humanity since its very concept.
This is for sure a great tune.
We could use some new protest songs and anthems out here! xx
We could. I listened to the original version twice. It was so good and I couldn’t help grooving with the music and message.
Great post, Resa. The paintings are fantastic and I really liked listening to both versions of the song.
Thank you, Jet! (Like I did the painting) Lol.. I like this style.
I’ve also always liked the strong positive message of this song.
I am listening🙋🏽🎧 Yess! Great measage. Peace and Love🌏🐂🎨🐯✌️
Hooray for you!
Peace and Love to you!
Make art, not war! 🌏🐂🎨🐯✌️
Amen to that!
I hadn’t heard this song before! Yes, we do need to rise up!!
Agree! Thanks Liz!
You’re welcome, Resa!
Very different from your usual finds, Resa, but so well done with a message worth hearing.
Who knows what I’ll find this upcoming art season.
Still, I’ve got LOTS in my photo files.
Yes.. hoarding…. mostly leftovers. I tend to publish the best first.
The line in the song “Women’s Time Has Come” gave me shivers! The ’80s was happening, and this song still is telling us to rise up and share our power, yes!
“Women’s Time Has Come”. xx
Such a great song and so Perfect for Right Now! Thanks for sharing this. It’s new to me and I love it. xoxoxo
It’s perfect now, for sure.
I love it too, Meece!
Hey! Belle Grâce is on her way to NYC! Now I am back full force on the new Art Gown.
(Sent a new mail about it all, with my new card & some other info)
So, last night I drew AGM Holly in a motorcycle/biker inspired gown. One thought leads to another.
Tonight I’m attempting RR at the mic singing, Steve Tyler style… with all the scarves hanging/swirling around. LOL!
A geat song that I’d never heard. I was on the other side of the pond then.
Thank you for sharing Resa.
It is a great song. I’m glad they re-released it recently. The world needs more positivity. xx
It does… Just not sure where to find its hiding place… LOL
When we find, THEY hide it, again.
Damn THEY. An old freind from Grad school always tells me: “THEY lied to us…” 😉
Have a nice week-end Resa
Wow! The first video was fantastic. What a great group/song. Loved it. Thank you.
Welcome… “Woman’s time has come”!
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They don’t even hear it today, my dear friend! Your design is marvellous. 🤙💖🤗
Thank you! 🤙💖🤗
These images are gorgeous and the song is fabulous!!!
Love the song! Thank you, Luisa!
You’re highly welcome. 🤗😘💖
Never heard of the band or this song before, Resa. Nice to see both getting some love here. Very timely message.
Agree! The message needs to be out there. Thank you, Bruce!
I am all for Rising up for a better brighter world dear Resa.. Lovely images.. ❤
Me too! A brighter world is already out there. More just need to see it! xoxo
Hi Resa, I hadn’t heard of this band or song but it is excellent. The mural is also eye catching.
Yeah! It’s a positive message song.
Loving “Lion Scream”. This book should be in libraries and schools!
I am so happy to hear that, Resa. I’m sending it to our local schools next week 🌸
So, it is very heartbreaking, at times. It is unfortunately a heartbreak we need to know about.
I’m not gong to the links as I read. When I am finished, I will begin again, and visit the links then.
You have done important work! 🌸
Thanks for this post, Resa. What a great, uplifting song.
Yeah… It seems more like we’ve (collectively) become our worst selves rather than our best. I guess there’s nowhere to go but up. That’s as close to a silver lining as I can think of.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Hugs.
The song is wonderful.
Up sounds great to me. Hugs!
I love this song Resa!
Me too! Muah!