Friday, August 22, 2008

Bach's "Well Tempered Clavier" by Blandine Verlet


I don't like uploading music but this was a must. Blandine Verlet's renderings of the "Well Tempered Clavier" are far beyond imagination. I heard about it from Fred Camper, searched for it for years and finally found it on a small shop in Paris in 2007. I was so happy. Then, I listened, thought it wasn't that good (people who know me know these stories really well).

After a few listenings my thought was dancing with Blandine's fingers and the sound-waves uttered by the CD player. If you find the same 6-CD-set somewhere, pay what they ask for it.

Here's the link to the mp3 of something from the second "Well Tempered Clavier" CD. Gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh! The thanks (and the apologies for uploading the mp3) goes to Astree, the record company.

If you're curious, the main "theme" is repeated 21 times (notwithstanding the BACH-COMPLICATIONS) in a 2:20 piece. Which means it's repeated every 7 seconds. Not that it's a good thing by itself.

Please, watch carefully how long she holds the final note...

dan da da da da dan dan dan dan dan!

Otto Preminger's "Advise & Consent" (1962)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

from Jerry Lewis' "The Nutty Professor" (1963)

Dr. Hamius R. Warfield: Mr. Love?
Buddy Love: Buddy, to you... What's your moniker, kid? What do they call you? Mortimer? Harvey? Norman? Homer? Which is it?
Dr. Hamius R. Warfield: You may call me Dr. Warfield, young man.
Buddy Love: OK, doc it is. What kind of doctor are you, by the way, sweetie? Sawbones, is that the idea? Or a head shrinker? I went to them once. You dig? Head Shrinker. He told me I had a dual personality, you know, split, schizo and all that jazz. Then he lays an 82 dollar tab on me. So I gave him 41 bucks and I said get the other 41 from the other guy. Haha!

Jerry Lewis' "The Errand Boy" (1961)