Haven't posted anything in a while, here's something that perked me a bit.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Charlie Parker played be-bop
Charlie Parker played saxophone...
That video above, "Ko-Ko", was made in 1988 and made by hand. It should give you a whole new appreciation for beans. Someone played the music tonight and it reminded me of all this.
I've talked about Alive from Off Center on this blog before, as well as what a huge influence it was on me. What I'd like to do here is share with you one episode in particular.
If you have a copy of Danny Elfman's "Music for a Darkened Theater", then you've heard this track before. Now you can see the animation that inspired it, plus a little extra song by Mr. Elfman himself. Enjoy.
This is the one that I was most happy to find. The song that Me-an and her sister sing to the bird (09:55) is one that pops into my head to this day. I still find myself humming it, even if I don't know the words. That's how memories work.
Sadly, I wasn't able to find a copy of Jane Aaron's "This Time Around". I did find this story about her death earlier last year, which you should go check out. Turns out, she did a lot of work for Sesame Street and they have a good showing of it there. You never know what you're going to find.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
OK, so, Passover starts tonight and I thought I'd share some Nina Paley with you guys so you can understand a bit more about what went down.
The Plague of Blood
The Plague of Frogs
The Plague of Lice
The Plague of Flies
The Plague on Livestock
The Plague of Boils
The Plague of HAIL
The Plague of Locusts
The Plague of Darkness
The Plague of the Firstborn