Tag Archive: music

Bohemian Rhapsody Acted Out

The filmmakers at Corridor Digital brilliantly put a literal spin to the poignant lyrics of the iconic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which were acted out in an appropriate live-action scene.

Invisible Typewriter

YouTuber MFICPrometheus shared this video of a man, who was traveling with a bunch of his drinking buddies, brilliantly reenacting the great Jerry Lewis’ hilarious “invisible typewriter” scene from the 1963 comedy film Who’s Minding the Store?

Here’s the original scene for comparison:

Princess Rap Battle: Rapunzel vs Anna

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OK Go – The One Moment

Keeping with their tradition of intricately timed conceptual videos, OK Go‘s latest, “The One Moment,” took all of 4.2 seconds of filming. Four seconds which were then slowed waaaaay down to fit over four minutes of music. Amazing effort.

Jimmy Fallon, Metallica, and The Roots teamed up on The Tonight Show to play the song “Enter Sandman” using classroom instruments such as a baby electric axe, a kazoo, a Fisher-Price drum, and more.

Here is the original “Enter Sandman” music video for comparison:

Brothers and Hasidic Jews Arye & Gil Breslev perform the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” at Zion Square, Jerusalem.

Travel photographer Joel Carillet found these two brothers, Arye & Gil Breslev, playing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” in the wee hours of Sunday morning on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem.

Classical Music Mashup

You would think that three different pieces of classical music playing at once would sound cacophonous, but in this clever mashup by Grant Woolard, it all sounds perfectly harmonious. Woolard combined 57 classical tunes by 33 composers, including famous compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. The tunes are combined two or three at a time, with the mixed pieces spanning different styles and eras—but somehow they all work together. Woolard identifies the composer via images of their heads forming the notes.

A great opera voice is a learned art, not a natural-born gift like other styles of singing. It takes discipline, physical training, and to truly wow the audience, the performer must be a great actor and athlete as well. “Singing opera is to ordinary vocal activity what distance running, triple-jumping, and pole-vaulting are to ordinary exercise,” said Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House. “Which means that singers and, almost as important, those who teach them, are locked in the same kinds of relationship that obtain between elite athletes and charismatic coaches.”

So what goes on inside of the head and throat of an opera singer while they perform? German baritone Michael Volle performed “Song to the Evening Star” by German composer Richard Wagner while inside of an MRI scan to give people a never-before-seen look at how an opera singer produces such a haunting sound. It’s a pretty freaky-looking image, but shows the amazing control these performers must have to hit such powerful notes.

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