As Beethoven Awareness Month winds down, might I suggest these fine selections. #obeythoven

The boogaloo-i-est of boogaloos

Allow me to submit, for your consideration, this selection as contender for “Heaviest Riff Of All Time”

… and clap them I shall.

operaswag:

Beethoven is sour because Mozart and Joyce match, and he feels left out.

Where can I get these excellent “classical composer action figures”? I’m torn though, do I set them on the piano for decoration, or, like past action figures, do I strap them to bottle rockets and launch them into the air?

operaswag:

Beethoven is sour because Mozart and Joyce match, and he feels left out.

Where can I get these excellent “classical composer action figures”? I’m torn though, do I set them on the piano for decoration, or, like past action figures, do I strap them to bottle rockets and launch them into the air?

(via obeythoven)

This is generally accurate. Though instead of crying it is usually sweating and/or swearing.

This is generally accurate. Though instead of crying it is usually sweating and/or swearing.

(via iamnahald)

jazzchannel:

spg:

This reinterpretation of Corea’s standard “Spain” is nothing short of genius. I find it particularly interesting because it highlights the linguistic  and interactional aspects of music.

You might have heard artists or pseudo artist refer to music as a language more so than an art. I think this duet illustrates the metaphor pretty well . It’s basically a six minute musical conversation between  two pianists engaged in a “call and response” game, where one presents an idea (rhythm pattern,  melody or riff)  and the other counters with either “complements”, “parallelisms” or “objections”.

I find this type of musical “play” really stimulating to our brains because it mimics a fundamental human process: communication. It’s for sure one of the best ways to engage crowds, so the next time you play a show, jam with your friends, play for your roommates or dj at some crappy party,  try including your audience and your peers in the “conversation”, I bet you will have more fun!

Who’ s never been to a concert where the singer hums a melody and asks the crowd to repeat it? 

The following days I will be uploading some of the best “conversations” I’ve found on you tube. Stay tuned!

The camera work makes me feel like I’m watching an awkward date, but still, it hits the music-as-a-language nail squarely on the head.

Again, with other tragically hip folks. #obeythoven

Again, with other tragically hip folks. #obeythoven

Sharing space in SoHo with The RZA and Jimmy Kimmel. Fresh company. #obeythoven

Sharing space in SoHo with The RZA and Jimmy Kimmel. Fresh company. #obeythoven