Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.
Just in case you can't discern the merits or purpose of this piece on your own, here is The New York Times to explain it all for you.
Although part of a group that had a a chart-topping record
, Bloem de Ligny
has a solo career that produces music which is--how shall I say it?-- a little less easy on the ears.
Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them.
If you like the trailer for Chappaqua
, whole movie below.
Evangelical ventriloquism: I tend to suspect no one does it better than Beverly Massegee
. (Ie, no one else does it at all.)
I could not find any clips of her and "Erick," so you'll have to content yourself with her "singing."
After being deemed innocent on charges of attempted terrorism while trying to smuggle 20,000 euros out of the UK in her underwear, Nawal Msaad
gave her unique public reaction to the verdict in the form of the video above.
Many more odd and fascinating details (Chanel-enhanced ankle monitor) at the link.
The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.
Listen to just the first three minutes at least of the Cackle Sisters
, and then tell me if you don't agree that contemporary C&W music needs more bird imitations and yodeling.
Let me know how long you last....
Another nice long performance here, by the artist known as Vetza.
You get to see her as well.
"Vetza is a multi-talented artist who has full control over a range of disciplines including classical instrumentation, experimental sound improvisation, voice and theater. She is an innovator representing the LA Arts community in the international art world. Vetza is an original member of the the LA Free Music Society. She is a writer, composer and so much more."