Friday, February 25, 2011

Večer tanečného humoru II - JukeBox

10 minutes of very fun fiddle shenanigans:

Snooky and the Metronome

This pretty much sums up how I feel about practicing with metronomes.

Jazzercize - Sweet Georgia Brown 1982

1948 Mayor to MIT: Use Flamethrowers to Melt Snow?

1948 Mayor to MIT: Use Flamethrowers to Melt Snow?

Sixty three years ago Boston received so much snow that then Mayor James Curley took a look at it and began pleading with then MIT President Dr. Karl Compton for help. “I am very desirous that [MIT] have a competent group of engineers make an immediate study as to ways and means of removing the huge accumulation,” he wrote, “…be it by the use of flame throwers or chemicals or otherwise.” The mayor was desperate.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1962, Federico Uribe lives and works in Miami. His works adopt a hybrid character that creates resistance to classification. Uribe is a conceptual artist resorting to the language of pop art through the use of objects of daily life, but with a formal reference to the history and tradition of classical art.

This is an example of one of his shoestring paintings.


The brilliant Jo Stafford and husband Paul Weston continue their song-wrecking expertise as they totally destroy this American classic.

This was one of my favorite albums when I was growing up - I remember laughing ourselves sick listening to it. It was also the inspiration for my mom's piece in the annual church mother-daughter banquet where, dressed in a thrift store evening gown and my father's orange high-top basketball sneakers, she sang a rendition of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes that would curl your hair.

"Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" presented by CSMTA

YouTube - "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" presented by CSMTA