Category Archives: Music

Needing/Getting

Another cool video concept from Ok Go!

[Thanks, Alex!]

Feelgood Inc.

The multi-talented Josie Charlwood covers the Gorillaz’ “Feelgood Inc.” by herself on a ton of gear by looping all the tracks. Very impressive.

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Slow-Mo Dial-Up Sound

This is the sound of a 56K dial-up modem slowed down 700%. It’s kind of creepy, but kind of beautiful in an eerie sort of way as well.

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Julie-O

Kevin ‘K.O.’ Olusola acts as his own turntablist on this absolutely beautiful track.

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Flight of the Bumblebee

A bunch of guys from Ireland (where else?) performing Flight of the Bumblebee on 101 beer bottles.

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Jurassic Guitar Orchestra

John William’s theme from Jurassic Park as performed by Shiba High School’s guitar club – one of the oldest guitar orchestras in Japan.

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Long, Long Time

A friend of mine found this song by Guy Forsyth in the sample music folder on his new laptop. It really doesn’t sound like the kind of song you’d find in a Wal-mart laptop. It’s a great song that’s worth a listen.

PVC Instrument

Kent Jenkins performs a “medley of recognizable songs” à la Blue Man Group on his homemade PVC instrument for LMU’s Del Rey South talent show. Possibly the most entertaining six minutes you will see today.

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Numa Numa En Pointe

Very cool ballet (???) video.

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James Blunt ‘Prevented World War III’

A rather eye-catching headline from the BBC and an interesting story about the time singer James Blunt spent as  a cavalry officer in Kosovo. He was given an order from an American general to attack an airfield being held by Russian troops with the hope of overpowering them. He refused that order:

Asked if following the order would have risked starting World War III, Blunt, who was a 25-year-old cavalry officer at the time, replied: “Absolutely. And that’s why we were querying our instruction from an American general.

“Fortunately, up on the radio came Gen Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, ‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III’, and told us why don’t we sugar off down the road, you know, encircle the airfield instead.

“And after a couple of days the Russians there said: ‘Hang on we have no food and no water. Can we share the airfield with you?’.”

Singer James Blunt ‘Prevented World War III’ [BBCNews]