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Celloboxed

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

This video caught me off gaurd. I absolutely did not expect this dapper young cellist (Kevin Olusola) to go where he did with this song.

Yet another example of my preconceived notions of classical instruments being challenged.

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Aloe Blacc blurs lines of conventions

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

This is a great version of Aloe Blacc’s “I need a dollar” that incorporates a number of beautiful elements. The sonorous classical arrangement further complimented by the artwork prominantly backgrounded.

Another example of classical instruments beautifully thrust into contemporary.

Bored Man in a Hotel

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

 

This guy (Greg Pattillo) makes flute about the coolest instrument ever….beat boxing meets classical instruments.

There is a whole Youtube channel filled with his work: PROJECT Trio

Comfortable in your arms

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

There is something about the standing bass, double bass, bass viol or whatever else you might call it. Irreplicable.

Tom Freund opened for Ben Harper in Toronto many years ago where I wrapped my ears around this catchy little tune.

Have a listen:

A lot of work for 2 yds

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Cartoon Theme Songs….

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

What is really frightening to me is just how many of these I recalled upon hearing them, though I originally had no conscious recollection of the cartoons themselves.

A testament to the power of the jingle to worm its way into the memory.

Enjoyment of language…

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Quite a great piece by Stephen Fry about language and the often pedantic pursuit of maintaining the English language as it has been made me think about my own haughty viewpoints.  His point about “making a doing word out of a thing word” is so childishly poignant.
Verbing, nouning and metaphor is certainly beautiful in this spoken poem.

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