midweek music: “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight”

For some reason, this song off Robbie Robertson’s eponymous 1987 album has been in my head a lot lately. Like most of Robertson’s songs, it’s a wonderful, evocative story, and like all the songs on that Daniel Lanois-produced album, it’s lush and magnificent. Check it out…

midweek music: Bach on boomwhackers

Five members of a French juggling troupe called Les Objects Volants got together to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude #1 from The Well-Tempered Clavier entirely using boomwhackers. It’s an impressive accomplishment of movement, music, choreography, and coordination. Bravo to the performers Jonathan Lardillier, Olli Vuorinen, Thomas Aknine, Malte Peter, and Jonas Beauvais.

Thanks to ToniAnn for the link!

midweek music: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the Muppets

Of all the many Muppet videos that have shown up on the Tube of You over the years, this lovely reinterpretation of “Bohemian Rhapsody” from 2009 remains my favorite. The best part is that during the guitar solo, Janice is playing a guitar that is a left-handed replica of Brian May of Queen’s actual guitar. (All the Muppets are left-handed, which is something I’ve always loved for some reason.)