Monday, April 21, 2008

100 words on Pachelbel’s Canon

Music school humor about Pachelbel's Canon in D

Stumbling across Brian Eno's Discreet Music for the first time in a decade, I was sucked in by this most obvious piece of baroque God's eye interlock. Old Bald Brian stretches the piece like silly putty into three different ways, but each somehow reveals the essence in those droning strings and the song never loses its lope. I gave it my own shot in ukulele (song 4 on the long neglected myspace page) and though my distortions have more to do with ineptitude than high concept, it maintains relative nobility through the fattest of fingers on the jokiest of instruments.

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