March 09, 2005

Gratuitous Musickal Posting (TM)

Now, I like classical music as much as the next person. Or the person after that. It's wonderful stuff to listen to whilst you sit back in your leather club chair and quaff a lovely Amarone and nibble on some lightly smoked gouda. It makes you feel refined and erudite. Conversely, it's great white noise, too, for when there's a jackhammer pounding the concrete outside of your office.

On the whole, I find little fault with classical music. But there is one teensy-weensy problem I do have with it: you can't boogie to it.

Oh, sure you can if you waltz or are able to pull off the intricate steps required of a minuet without it looking like a game of Twister gone horribly wrong, but most people can't. We're hopeless. Dance lessons simply haven't kept up.

Fortunately for those of us who like to boogie a bit, there has been an effort or two made in recent times to try and remedy this problem. The twain have met, and one such piece is this, The Duel of the Fates: The Dance Mix. Someone laid down a dance track and it's fairly boogie-able. Personally, it's not my favorite, but it is one I had handy. You might like it. After all, there's no accounting for taste, is there?

Note about the piece itself: This is from Star Wars: Episode I, and of course was composed by the thief great John Williams. This is yet another piece where Williams has plagiarized taken inspiration from a composer who's been dead for a while and can't fight this massive rip-off, in this case it's Karl Orff's Carmina Burana that Williams' is thieving from paying homage to.

And yes, the only reason I posted this was to drive Robbo nuts on his return. I'm EEEEEEEVIL that way.

Posted by Kathy at March 9, 2005 07:00 PM

If it's thumping classical music you're after, let me recommend the gorgeous girls of BOND.

String quartet with a kicking backup group of dance beats...sure, it's a bit commercial, but fun.

Posted by: Matt Hurley at March 10, 2005 11:22 AM
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