While researching the story of a famous Ukrainian song that has inspired endless versions around the world, from the ancient folk chant to epic orchestral and chorale concert works, to the latest rock, hip-hop, metal and electronic synthesis and LED and laser light shows (you’re going to love it if I ever write the post), I stumbled across this bit that said inside me, “Hey, shut up and have some different fun.” It has nothing to do with the Ukrainian song. It’s just a distraction. A good musical distraction is worth its waste in gold; i.e., no waste at all.
Music is not real except as a miracle. It is impossible. It can’t be done. But it happens anyway. The more I explore it, the more impossible it seems.
It’s like learning about oneself, in a sense. Like the beauty in any other kind of nature, beauty in music does what it does to us because of who we are, and yet it shapes us, too. In this case, it “does me” in humor, too.
Enjoy this break from and into reality. Watch it in full screen for best effect.
(Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20)
(I wonder if they could be booked at the Upper Jay Art Center?)
From the Salut Salon website: