Tuesday, October 23, 2007
In case you think all we listen to is old coal mining songs and baby boomer anthems, here's a great post-modern operetta from our friends, "The Avalanches." This is crazy fun.
Of course, even the so-called "cutting edge" borrows from the past, (remixed, of course), and this piece samples an old Wayne and Shuster comedy sketch. You may have seen them on Ed Sullivan, if you're old enough. In all fairness, Wayne and Shuster often based their "literate" comedy on Shakespeare and the classics, so there you go. Always remixing the past. Here's a shot of them in France, 1944.