Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Rhap­sody on a Theme of Pa­gani­ni? Re­al­ly?

Chick #1, about tech­no mu­sic blast­ing from shop: What does this song make you think of?
Chick #2: Be­ing stabbed re­peat­ed­ly in the eye with a rusty nail.
Chick #1: [Silence.]Chick #2: What about you?
Chick #1: Dis­cos…

Sawn­ston Street and Flinders Street
Aus­tralia

We’ll Be De­part­ing Just As Soon As These Pills Wear Off

Pi­lot over loud­speak­er (riff­ing on har­mon­i­ca): This is your cap­tain speak­ing, (har­mon­i­ca riff) Wel­come aboard, (har­mon­i­ca riff) Please fas­ten your seat belts. (har­mon­i­ca riff) Or we won’t be able to leave beau­ti­ful At­lanta, Geor­gia.
(does long, jazzy har­mon­i­ca riff. Pas­sen­gers ap­plaud)
Pi­lot (in Elvis voice): Thank you very much.

Amer­i­can Air­lines Flight
At­lanta, Geor­gia

Do They Count If You Have to Blow Them Up?

Mu­sic his­to­ry pro­fes­sor: Dar­win says that the sole pur­pose for liv­ing things is to sur­vive and pro­cre­ate. What about us, as mu­si­cians? Do we need mu­sic to sur­vive and pro­cre­ate? Well, some peo­ple be­lieve that mu­sic was cre­at­ed as a sort of mat­ing call. Com­pare the re­pro­duc­tive life of Ji­mi Hen­drix to the re­pro­duc­tive life of… well, me.
Class: Um…
Mu­sic his­to­ry pro­fes­sor: Well, clear­ly I win hands-down be­cause of all my groupies.

1 East Mount Ver­non Place
Bal­ti­more, Mary­land

Over­heard by: stravin­sky