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I love that she apparently just walked in off the street to show everyone how it's done
Sent by friend Cindy with a note:
Incredible! I'll bet you've never seen anything like this.
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic trailer，500 people dancing in the sky.
A piano on the concourse of St Pancras Station in London says:
'Play Me, I'm Yours!'
... That's exactly what musician Henri Herbert did. Enjoy!
Ancient Song of Death lives in Modern Popular Music
What do Star Wars, The Exorcist, and The Lion King all have in common? As demonstrated in this web video from CBC Music, presented by CBC Radio 2 host Tom Allen, they all have soundtracks that feature the Dies Irae, a 13th century Latin hymn that listeners probably know as “that one sad song you’ve heard a thousand times.”
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Note from loyal reader BS:
"Watch this until the end. Tell me how long you applaud."
Alert reader BS sends a note:
You have to watch this video. He is 10 years old, BLIND and cannot speak English., and he made a 70 yr. old man cry.
Sent by alert reader BS with this note:
You don't hear boogie woogie like this much any more; and never likely have you heard it played on twin pianos.
Hope you get a three-minute kick out of this rare musical presentation.
Our thanks to reader BS, who writes:
Everyone has heard Anderson's Christmas Festival. If you watch and listen to the following piece it will help you remember who Leroy Anderson is and appreciate his contribution to American Music.
Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was an American composer of short, light concert pieces; many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. As with all his other compositions, Leroy Anderson wrote The Typewriter for orchestra, completing the work on October 9, 1950.
This particular orchestration was performed in a June 12, 2011 concert by members of the National Orchestra and Chorus of Spain in Madrid. The (typewriter) soloist is Alfredo Anaya. Watch his expressions and actions throughout the video...wonderful!
Many of the younger crowd-- who may see this video--won't remember the old typewriter. But us geezers remember it well!
Tell me if you don't find this rendition absolutely delightful.
We always thought he was hilarious. This presentation is awesome.
Original "Everlong" Recorded in 1997 by Foo Fighters
Piano Cover created recently by an anonymous artist known only as TalkWithYourFingers
An exuberant reader forwards this to Burr with enthusiasm:
This should cheer you up
Celtic music was the foundation that American country music was built upon. The Scots and the Irish brought their simple instruments with them to the hills of Appalachia and entertained themselves with the music they remembered from their homelands. I hope this entertains you.
GUARANTEED to make your toes tap.
If it doesn't, I'm thinking you are DOA.
The Aussies and Brits are fun folks and a blast, but I think the Irish might just have a slight edge on them. I know my mom is watchin' and toe-tappin'.
Watch this and see what you think!