Monthly Archives: May 2012

Take one down, pass it around…

Upon mentioning that I would be relaunching Parts Unknown, my friend Joy decided to live up to her namesake and send me some joy in the form of YouTube videos.

First she send me this marvelous clip of a trio of musicians doing a very animated performance of Flight of the Bumblebee on a large assortment of bottles:

I responded in kind with this clip of a man performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, First Movement, while rollerblading between rows of bottles:

…and Joy rebutted with this clip of an Australian beer commercial featuring an entire orchestra of people playing bottles in various ways

And that’s all for now. Remember to recycle!

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If a wooden ball rolls in the forest…

Maybe they weren’t actually trying to put the old zen koan to the test when these creative folks decided to build this very long xylophone that plays Bach’s Cantata 147 when a wooden ball is rolled down it. In fact, it’s pretty clear that it was really done as a commercial for a limited edition mobile phone.  But zen or no zen, the result is still beautiful.

Via thefoxisblack