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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Paging John Linnell! (Or is it Flansburgh?)

My friend Pat has been indulging in a Star Wars theme this month, in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of its release, and it's been a real treat to check in each day to see the new YouTubiness--including the very first trailer, which I had never seen before.

But I especially wanted to highlight today's entry, specifically the second clip, for its musicianship. Sure, it sounds like a medley of the Star Wars themes played on an accordion would be pure Mos Eisley (we must be cautious). But listen to the arrangements this guy came up with. He really paid attention to John Williams' orchestration and translated it beautifully. His playing is adequate--there are a few flubs here and there--but his attention to detail is breathtaking.

In other news, tomorrow's weather forecast shows a 50% chance of loneliness, with late depression and a slight chance of tears. (Don't worry. All will be explained...)

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Glad you liked it, Zach - and reading your take made me wish I'd invested a little more time and thought into writing my own blurb. (I particularly liked your "We must be cautious" reference.)

Hope the emotional weather forecast has a little less percipitation...