Sunday, August 13, 2006

30 Second Spots - The Gray Song

click here to hear The Gray Song. I remember thinking how easy it would be to turn this into a never ending piece of electronica. But I resisted the urge and now you will waste less than one minute listening to it.

The title of this piece was chosen by Spark, an artist who hangs out at my local Starbucks. He's never heard the music.

Copyright © June 22 & 23, 2006 by David Ocker - 54 seconds

While in Starbucks Spark often draws cartoons of unsuspecting people using genuine Starbucks napkins as his canvas. For a while he posted them on the bulletin board. But people would steal them and this upset Spark. So he stopped.

Here are two shots of the drawing he did of unsuspecting me this Spring. Click on the pictures for larger versions. Here's a link to Spark's website.

"Mommy, Why Does He Always Have to Post A Video Link?"

Gracie Allen is the solo pianist in her Concerto for Index Finger and Orchestra. The composer says "Chords are on their way out." (It's from a 1944 movie called "Two Girls and a Sailor".)

If you're a fan of Spike Jones, Gerard Hoffnung or P.D.Q.Bach (as I am), you'll like this. Otherwise it's merely wartime entertainment for the troops. Like Lindsay wants to be.

Explanation of 30 second spots

30 Second Spots
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