Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Time for a little high-classyness...methinks.

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

A little music by P.D.Q. Bach, my favorite of all the Bachs. I have it on good authority that he is one of the favorites of our president, Baroque Obama, as well.

If you are not familiar with P.D.Q., you might want to dig a little deeper with the Google thingy.

Music a teabagger will never understand.

Sorry for the bad video quality, but hey, it was from the 1960's, you know? Enjoy:

19 comments:

Mr. Charleston said...

Ah yes, Professor Peter Schickele, one of my favorites as well.

jadedj said...

Mr. C---Holy shit...that comment was quick.

I am sure you will agree that PDQ is esoteric at the least. But we will find out, eh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love PDQ Bach too! I saw him in concert here in Edmonton just a couple of years ago with our symphony. One of PDQ faves is when he does the colour commentary on Beethoven's Fifth like a baseball announcer. A classic!

Doug said...

I've heard the name but never heard the music. I didn't realize they have been around that long. I imagined a synth band from the 80s :-)

Punch said...

and people wonder why they fly planes into our buildings.
Bocephus is a great nickname. Sit on my face, cousin.

Punch said...

well of course, that is just my opinion. I could be wrong!

Harlequin said...

wonderful to be around PDQ Bach groupies... thanks for the remember when.

intelliwench said...

Another fan here -- my parents got me to stick with piano lessons for 13 years in hopes that I'd be able to play PDQ Bach one day....

sue hanes said...

jadedj - 1 min. 45 sec. was all I could take of PDQ - but then I was never a drummer.

jadedj said...

DSWS---Yes, that's a good one.

Doug---Hey, it's not too late...get out that guitar and do it.

Punch---Hank Williams, Jr is related to PDQ Bach? WTF?

Harlequin---Ah memory lane...no bumps...no potholes...only forks. Nevermind...I am in need of more java.

intell---And?

sue---Down to the second, eh?

Well strictly from a drumming point of view, I don't think PDQ can be beaten.

To all...it's too damned early for this shit ;-)

Chimp said...

I can explain the bad quality of this video. It seems P. D. Q. (Pretty Damn Quick) Bach was born in Leipzig on March 31, 1742, and by the time he became famous, videos were in their infancy and done with pencils, crayons and fire from matches. PDQ's father, Johann Sebastian Bach, gave his son the invention hedeveloped with Benjamin Franklin when they were both flying a kite: a kazoo. From then on, it's all history.

the walking man said...

That sounded like a political debate...all noise, made no sense. But then what the hell if someone enjoyed it the each grain of video was worth the effort.

jadedj said...

Chimp---Everything we didn't need to know. Thank you.

w m---PDQ is definitely an acquired taste and informative in a way...whereas political debates are basically flatulent wind with no redeeming qualities.

Tom Harper said...

I saw those guys in person back in the '70s. Hilarious.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

oh man...made me laugh

jadedj said...

Tom---I wonder if they are still around.

YD G---And on hump day too!

Bella said...

i was thinking the whole time the guy playing the manicotti would have a stroke or something, he was quite scary!

Bella said...

and who could understand a damn thing she was singing? okay....

not prime entertainment that's for shure!

jadedj said...

Bella---I agree. But then I much prefer cannelloni duct taped together,instead. It's a much purer sound.

Bella---I think she was singing about what she was going to do with that manicotti after the performance.