Saturday Matinee – 5/4 Time Variations

Saturday, 22 November 2014 by

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.

The .Gif Friday Post No.356 – Automotive Oinks, Extreme Cat Yoga & Goat Head Spin

Friday, 21 November 2014 by

Nose Itch
Extreme Yoga
Goat Head
[Found here, here and here. I doubt a live goat could do that, and the 2nd link is NSFW, NSFK.]

This is art. Meh.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 by

Art

Girl’s got problems. So does this guy who did essentially the same thing in 1971.

Pretentious Art 1971 Pretentious Art 2 1971

[Found here and here.]

Bad Karma

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 by

Bad Karma Day

[Found in here.]

I only had one imaginary friend. Lil’ dude’s got three.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 by

Three Imaginary Friends

How Washington D.C. politics work.

[Found here.]

“No Bit-O-Honeys Next Time, K?”

Monday, 17 November 2014 by

Raccoon Halloween

Excellent costume. [Found here.]

Compact Living

Sunday, 16 November 2014 by

Compact Living

[Found here, via here. Nice legs btw.]

Saturday Matinee – Stan Kenton, Miles Davis plays Herbie Hancock & Los Lobos Rocks.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 by

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.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No.355 – Dog Pwn WIN, Cat Pwn FAIL & Methane Addicts

Friday, 14 November 2014 by

Magic Trick for DogsCat Snow Pwn FAILMethane Addicts

[Found here, here and here. Unjitterfied the 1st & 2nd ones.]

Welcome To The Cool Zone.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 by

Welcome To The Cool Zone

Been there. It was cool.

[More abandoned amusement park stuff here. Related post here.]


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