Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Opera vs Trump

Opera Politico has some Rossini for Trump   Featured image credit: katch via flickr

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: I Got that Flow

This showed up in my FB news feed and it makes me very very happy.  Not exactly accurate in all places, but non euphemistic, and makes me happy with its approach specifically to men who just don’t want to know anything about it. Featured image credit: Connor Gaston via flickr

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Complex Singing on the Golden Records

One of the more interesting things I think, music wise, that made an appearance on the golden records is a song by the girls of a pygmy tribe in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.  These tribes are known for extremely dense and complex vocal music, to a …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Saudi Women Kick Ass and Take Names

In this amazing music video, a group of Saudi Women are singing and dancing for women’s rights! Some of it is explained in this captioned video for those of us who don’t speak Arabic. The best protests are those with singing and dancing. Featured image:  cross-stitch ninja via flickr

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Bach, Bach, and Also Bach on the Golden Records

The interstellar record fails a little at being a truly diverse collection of earth music.  Out of the 90 minutes or so of music, Johann Sebastian Bach is featured three times.  Yes, he’s a great composer, and the music selected is excellent. but I’m sure we could have thought of …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: The Wrath of Hell on the Golden Records

Continuing with the Voyager Interstellar Record, because I love that I live in an age where such a thing is available in its entirety on youtube, this is the Queen of the Night’s Aria, “Der Holle Rache Kocht in Meinem Herzen” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute.  I absolutely love this aria, …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Chuck Berry on the Golden Records

The inclusion of “Johnny B Goode” on the Voyager interstellar record was criticized as being “adolescent” music, to which Carl Sagan famously replied that our planet is full of adolescents.  Obviously, we do not regard adolescence here as some sort of intrinsically bad trait, but what do you think, dear …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday: Gamelan on the Golden Records

I have started going to gamelan concerts periodically, and last weekend, I heard live “Ketewang Puspawarna,” a recording of which was sent out on Voyager. I find gamelan music very soothing and hypnotic, though I don’t know much about it. What about you, dear readers? Do you think this was …

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