Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

The Producers (2005)

The musical short “Springtime for Hitler” from Mel Brooks’ “The Producers”

Two words:

Pure genius

Smooth

This video by “MysteryGuitarMan” won’t make sense til you reach the 00:40 mark.  Once you reach 1:10, it’s no longer required viewing/listening, but the guy is amusing. 😛

OK Go FTW

You might remember OK Go from this informal video they made for their song “Here It Goes Again” for fun.

Genius.

Since then, they’ve been at it again, and they do not disappoint:

They get uber cookie points from me for being band geeks… and using GHILLIE SUITS in that vid.

And apparently, it wasn’t enough for them because they did another version featuring their screwball antics with a Rube Goldberg machine they designed.


The Voca People

They claim to hail from the planet “Voca” where all communication is musical.  Somehow they crash landed into a Tel Aviv music studio and are here to learn Earth’s musical “language.”

Or at least, that’s about as much as I was able to piece together.  In any case, they’re fantastic fun. 🙂

Star Wars medley – a cappella tribute

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

Ok, so unless you really like old-school rock, music history, and the better bits of Americana, you really won’t care why this video is so awesome.  Buddy Holly and The Cricketers is the world’s best tribute band to Buddy Holly and his band, The Crickets.

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.” His works and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.

Holly was in the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among “The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Four Hands One Guitar / 4 Hands 1 Guitar

You might notice that that not only are there four hands playing two parts on one guitar, but that they trade parts outright: her right hand will play the parts for his left hand and vice-versa.  Just sit for a moment and think about the left-right brain work here…