Saw this on Facebook.
“On a cold British morning a television crew filmed this unknown (to the British) African-American woman who, dressed to the nines, danced, sang, and played the guitar in such a fashion that it managed to inspire a whole generation of singer-songwriters. Her combination of gospel with early rock and roll shows her as “the link” between two categories of music which, over the years, evolved into the very different styles that they are today.” — more
I saw this on Facebook.
And then I found this:
If you must be stuck on a delayed flight this is definitely the plane you want to be stuck on.
This is really excellent.
Discovered while browsing YouTube:
For no particular reason, I was thinking “bassoon” this morning.
Oh, and then I found this, which is kind of awesome.
I’m not a huge fan of Chopin. Well, at least not a passionate fan like some people. But sometimes it just feels like the right time for Chopin and that time is usually a hot summer day. Is that weird?
I was curious about the NCIS: New Orleans theme song so I went to Youtube and, among others, I found this version.
… but not as awesome as Youtube. I somehow managed to miss this back in the 70s when it was new.
It seems like I post a lot of Bach here. But this is very cool.
So, have you had enough of All About That Bass to last you for the rest of your life? Well, too bad because here’s one more version that you absolutely, positively MUST listen to. I didn’t see it in time for May the Fouth (be with you) but I don’t care. Star Wars isn’t just a one day a year thing.
How about another one of those cool music animations…
First of all, in case anyone who doesn’t know me stumbles upon this, I stopped paying attention to popular music about 30 years ago so I am so out of the loop pop-culturally.
There’s a diaper commercial that I’ve been seeing a lot lately that shows several toddlers dancing around and playing while we hear a woman’s voice singing, “I’m all about that bass, all about that bass…” then another voice talks about the product then the singing again, “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top…” So I saw that and thought, “That’s sort of a cute song. I’ve gotta look that up on Youtube sometime.” But I never did.
Then I saw this video at Fillyjonk’s Progress.
That arrangement totally works. Or at least it works for me. I still haven’t listened to the popular version yet. Really must do that someday.
A fascinating animation
I am not familiar with the music of Percy Sledge. I have only heard the one song that everyone has heard. So I went looking for something I had not heard and found this.
This is sort of interesting. I’m not sure if it really “works” or not. I’m so familiar with the Mozart that I barely hear the Grieg.
As I’ve said before, I stopped paying attention to popular music over two decades ago. So I don’t know how embarrassed I’m supposed to be that I had never heard of this band until a few days ago. We were watching The Graham Norton Show (an episode we had recorded earlier) and as he introduced the band I braced myself for the usual assault on my senses (I could have fast fowarded through that part. See, I am open to new experiences.) but, within the first 30 seconds I went from, “Okay, these guys are not too bad,” to “Hey! I think I really like these guys.”