Saturday, 22 November 2014
Here’s Dave Brubeck‘s partially discordant cool jazz classic “Take Five” in 5/4 time (also known as quintuple time, i.e, five beats per measure, quarter note gets the beat: 1-2-3-1-2, 1-2-3-1-2, etc.). Here’s an interesting take:
Sachal Studios, Lahore, Pakistan, with sitar and that boingy drum thingy.
Another famous song in 5/4 is Lalo Schifrin‘s “The Theme To Mission Impossible.” Here’s a bizarre version that wavers between 5/4 and 4/4, by Kua Etnika.
Sting‘s “Seven Days” is in 5/4, too, as if you cared, and Zappa’s former drummer Vinnie Colaiuta explains it here.
Ginger Baker’s Air Force also cranked 5/4 in 1970 with “Do What You Like,” and it included a self-indulgent in-your-face mandatory drum solo (dissected by Marky Ramone).
That should hold you for a tad. Have a great weekend folks, and we’ll be back in a jiffy.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Girl’s got problems. So does this guy who did essentially the same thing in 1971.
[Found here and here.]
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
How Washington D.C. politics work.
Monday, 17 November 2014
Excellent costume. [Found here.]
Sunday, 16 November 2014
[Found here, via here. Nice legs btw.]
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Stan Kenton‘s version of “Malaguena” was amazing.
Herbie Hancock‘s “Watermelon Man” was an instant jazz classic in 1962, and this 1991 version features Miles Davis. Very cool.
Los Lobos son impresionantes como sus musica retros. Got that?
Have a great weekend peeps, and we’ll have more fun stuff coming up tomorrow. Promise.
Friday, 14 November 2014
[Found here, here and here. Unjitterfied the 1st & 2nd ones.]
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Been there. It was cool.
[More abandoned amusement park stuff here. Related post here.]