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digression: Happy Hula Hippo & Blonde Redhead August 6, 2007

Filed under: digression,video — damonjay @ 8:01 am

I have, for a long time, tried to articulate what I do with my free time. This is pretty close, only I don’t have any kind of video camera.

This video for Blonde Redhead’s Top Ranking, is related. This is from their excellent album 23, released earlier this year.


The Joy of Theremin July 2, 2007

Filed under: digression,music,video — damonjay @ 8:46 pm

I have been putting off investigating the theremin, despite all the attention they have been getting, I can’t get the Star Trek theme out of my head whenever I hear one.

I was struck when I watched this, I’m not sure I would know if it was a theremin and not a singer if I wasn’t seeing, at least for a minute or so. If you miss the creepiness, just focus on the stare.

Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise

Other Theremin goodness:
Clara Rockmore, “The Swan” (Saint-SaĆ«ns), & “Air” (Mattheson)
Lydia Kavina, “Claire de Lune” (Debussy)
Other YouTube, Legend of Zelda