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it doesn’t get better than this. The part at about 1.45 where he gets the stick stuck in the strings: Really takes off there. ; © Extracts from Ariane Michel’s film, Les Oiseaux de Céleste.

Effect Measure alerted me to this very touching video, which shows the crowd at Fenway coming to the rescue of a kid who starts to lose it while singing the national anthem. Revere’s set-up first, then some thoughts of my own: I don’t know what’s going to happen with swine flu. I do know that…

Oliver Sacks meets Jon Stewart

Okay, Jonah saw this first — but in case you missed it there, here’s a snip from Jon Stewart interviewing Oliver Sacks about music and the brain. This is a nice meeting. I’ve not met Stewart, but I had the pleasure to spend some time with Sacks while working on a couple stories, and he…

Power of Music II

via Daily Dish

The Amygdaloids at the 92d Y, 4/3/08. Music starts at about 3m. LeDoux’s the guitarist who is NOT singing. (Maybe it scares him?) A few months back I gave a heads-up that NYU neuroscientist Joe LeDoux and his band, t the Amygdaloids, were playing in NYC. Well, the virus has spread! At Rock-It Science, March…

Neil Young at HuffPo

Life is good. I love this guy. Neil Young – Fork In The Road

Musical roller coasters

Some musico-video relief from darker matters. First, from On an Overgrown Path: Here is the Zurich Chamber Orchestra putting the usual YouTube offerings to shame. The full screen version is even better. Zurich Chamber Orchestra : Roller Coasterby mikropikol Path also led me to nice piece on the Wall St. Journal on Anna-Sophie Mutter. To…

Music is alive and well I long ago grew weary of complaints about the demise of classical music — a demise based on dropping sales and and market share. Similar complaints had been voiced about tennis, another thing I love. In both cases the hand-wringing about falling ticket or record sales or TV viewers ran…