I’m your man [Music]

Ever since I discovered Leonard Cohen a few months ago (thanks Greg!), I’ve been delighted with Cohen’s impressive songwriting – here’s a teaser from a performance in London in 2009. I’m your man, croons this versatile artist! And if you like it, here’s another one – Take this Waltz – the duet, flute & the oudh are all outstanding! (lyrics at the bottom of the page on both videos)

Landfill music [Video]

A mind-boggling, inventive effort to change that – musical instruments made from trash. In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials – and a youth orchestra is born. Music arises and children find new dreams. This is a teaser of the movie LandfillHarmonic.

Theremin [Musical instrument]

One TV series that I’ve watched, under duress of course, is Midsomer Murders. The theme music (you can listen to it here) is played on an instrument called the Theremin (if you’re a fan of Big Bang Theory, watch Sheldon annoy his room-mates on the theremin here). & if you’re interested in learning to play the instrument, a new Theremin mini-kit is available for purchase for a meager US$39.99 here!

Live in Oslo – Thelonious Monk [Music]

For you jazz lovers, an hour of pianist Thelonious Monk, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist Larry Gales, and drummer Ben Riley performing live in Oslo (1966).  And if you aren’t familiar with jazz, here’s Louis Armstrong & Thelonious Monk among others giving a 45-minute child’s introduction to Jazz