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Flashmob: Ode to Joy


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From YouTube

Flashmob Flash Mob - Ode an die Freude ( Ode to Joy ) Beethoven Symphony No.9

I enjoin you to enjoy Beethoven's Ode to Joy!


Overnight: Johnny Winter Tribute


Johnny Winter

Legendary blues guitarist has passed away.

From the Johnny Winter Wiki:

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and '70s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters.

More here.

From the Blues Is Blues YouTube Channel:

Published on Jul 17, 2014
Messin' With The Kid & Walking By Myself in Tribute to the great Johnny Winter who passed away. 1944 - 2014
Video is from The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979


Overnight: Gamelan Bali (Balinese Gamelan) - Traditional Music


Gamelan Balinese

You can find gamelan music all through Indonesia. This video is from Bali.

From YouTube:

Bali Island is one of the thousands islands constructing the Indonesian Archipelago that has long been famous as a leading tourist destination in South Pacific or even in the world for its exotic and vibrant art and culture, natural beauties and the hospitality of the people.

You can read more here.



Dana Carvey Brings SNL "Choppin' Broccoli" Back - With a Lil' Orchestra



You have to be about as old as I am to have seen the original skit in 1886 1986 … but Dana Carvey is about as good as it gets from vintage Saturday Night Live.

Imagine our delight when Jimmy Fallon brought not only Carvey in full SNL personae back behind the microphone … but requested 'Choppin Broccoli' be given some 2014 swagger! And a distinct Chopinesque flair.


It's a peach. Kudos to for having the video and some fine commentary on the new Video Gem.

How often do we get highly hilarious orchestral moments? You Go Jimmy Fallon.

Now in case you're also feeling nostalgic for the real deal … take it away old Dana Carvey! And in more than one fashion. The first is his audition reel for SNL.  You're welcome.


And, after they hired him ...

Where would liberals be without SNL?!



Overnight: Cajun Music: Savoy Family Cajun Band


Cajun Music

The history of the Cajuns is fascinating. To begin with 'Cajun' is an abbreviated form of 'Acadian'. The word 'Acadia' is a variant of the word 'Arcadia' which (from the Wiki)

refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature. The term is derived from the Greek province of the same name which dates to antiquity; the province's mountainous topography and sparse population of pastoralists later caused the word Arcadia to develop into a poetic byword for an idyllic vision of unspoiled wilderness.

'Acadia' (again, from the Wiki) was

a colony of New France in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River.[1]

This is the short explanation of why French-speaking Louisianans are called 'Cajuns'

People living in Acadia, and sometimes former residents and their descendants, are called Acadians, also later known as Cajuns after resettlement in Louisiana.

Note: it was a forced resettlement.

None of this information is necessary to enjoy this great music!

From YouTube:

Un rendez-vous exceptionnel avec la famille Savoy. Ce fut un temps fort du Festival de Pontchartrain, "un Pont vers la Louisiane", le 25 mai 2012. Avec Samuel Giarrusso à la batterie. Aux caméras : Patrick Lebette, Patrick Larue, Jean-Pierre Bruneau, Pierre Emmanuel Martinet, Siegfried Renner. Son : Vincent Boissonnet et Hugo Mèche de Silence sas !
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Overnight: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wiki.


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