Category:
Music

Playing the Serpent

One of our weirder musical instruments.

A site devoted to the serpent.





Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 18, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Music

Music Beamed to Astronauts

This NPR feature describes how Mission Control had a tradition of waking up orbiting astronauts with music. But as you can see in the second piece, the playlist was even more extensive at one time.









Source of text.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 16, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, 1960s

Music to move families by

"a promotional release given to families who moved in 1960 using Allied Vans services."



image source: Unearthed In The Atomic Attic



You can listen to the entire album via YouTube:

Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 14, 2020 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1960s

Back Rub

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 08, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Body, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Medicine, Music, 1950s

North to Alaska

Here's a type of song, a story ballad, that seems pretty much extinct these days. (Any WU-vie who can cite a contemporary instance gets a No-Prize!) It seems, judging by the film clips in this video, to recount the entire arc of the movie!



The Wikipedia page for the film.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 28, 2020 - Comments (4)
Category: History, Movies, Music, Regionalism, 1960s

Cherry Berry Wine

Biblical revisionism regarding the influence of alcohol on historical events.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 24, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Religion, 1960s, Alcohol

Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy (A Chad Van Gaalen animation)



Weird music plus weird animation: two great weirds that go great together!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 20, 2020 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Cartoons, Psychedelic, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Das Bockwurstklavier

Or, the sausage piano.



It was created using a gadget called Makey Makey, that allows you to turn just about any food (bananas, watermelons, etc.) into a keyboard. Amazon Link


Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 13, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Inventions, Music

The Double Penny Whistles of David Amram

I'm reading the autobiography of musician and composer David Amram, most famous for working with Jack Kerouac on PULL MY DAISY. But he is also known for his ability to play two penny whistles simultaneously, as he does below starting around 4:20.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 13, 2020 - Comments (2)
Category: Human Marvels, Movies, Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers

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