Sunday, 1 June 2008

Old style comedy, the best, and some music

After my last post on music and the brain I found my web butterfly flitting onwards...

Amusia, where a person has no perception of tone or rhythm in music and just hears a cacophony, must be difficult in the modern world. Music is everywhere and some great moments in comedy would be incomprehensible.

Les Dawson, playing the piano

MORECAMBE & WISE : Andre Previn (1/18)

(Eric: “I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”)

To the amusic why would this be funny? This got me thinking even more about the perception of music. It's not just tapping your foot. People's voices have tonal changes, when asking a question for instance. How do the amusic hear this?

I would also love to know the amusic’s feelings about Karlheinz Stockhausen*.

Now I was just going to cite some trivial piece by Philip Glass when I remembered Koyaanisqatsi and web butterfly goes off at a tangent.

Koyaanisqatsi is amazing. If you haven’t seen it, get it now. The whole movie seems to be on YouTube but you've got to view it in hi-res on a big screen with loud music.

Sorry, I do feel a deep emotion for anyone who cannot enjoy music so here is some more comedy.

Shirley Bassey & Les Dawson

(Les: "He was an atheist for years but he was getting no holidays")

MORECAMBE & WISE : Elton John (7/18)


* Karlheinz Stockhausen


Wilhelmina said...

Great work.

Andy Holroyd said...


But I do not endorse your blog link.
Wilhelmina please grow up.