Best Of 2012, Guest Editors: Global Noize On Michelangelo’s “Pietà”

As 2012 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.

Jason Miles has been around for a long time, programming synths for and jamming with the likes of Miles Davis and Luther Vandross, let alone producing other side projects over the years. DJ Logic has been around, too, working with ?uestlove, Vernon Reid, Marcus Miller and many more. The two have been through a lot together, traveling the world from Japan to Marrakech before finally releasing the first Global Noize album in 2008, later joined permanently by Indian vocalist Falu on their latest, A Prayer For The Planet (Lightyear/EMI). Global Noize will be guest editing all week. Read our brand new Q&A with Logic and Miles.

Falu: I traveled to the Vatican in 2008 and saw Michelangelo’s Pietà, a depiction of the body of Jesus on the lap of Mother Mary after his crucifixion, carved in 1499 when the sculptor was just 24 years old. I felt a huge surge of sadness and serenity at the same time. Though I’m not a Christian, it was a purely spiritual experience for me; tears welled up in my eyes for almost 10 minutes as I stared at the sculpture. The peace on Mary’s face as she stared at her son spoke volumes. I realize this now more than ever as the mother of a one-year old boy.

Video after the jump.