Sunday, November 30, 2008

Also Sprach Zarathustra (laughing version)

This week was a slow one Elvis wise for me, as my work took me to Stockholm where I spent long days talking to and meeting colleagues who, just like me, work with the Swedish Radio's website. But Elvis wasn't totally absent.

During one of the meetings, which took place in a room located in a corridor where P2, the classical music channel is situated, I spotted some old books on a shelf. So, when my colleagues went to get some coffee, I took a closer look and saw that it was The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, printed in 1980.

A lot of the entries dealt with classic composers and artist (apparently it was first published back in 1878). But for the fun of it I searched for and found, an entry about a certain Presley, Elvis (Aaron), written in a rather technical way. For example, it stated that "His voice covered two and a third octaves, from G to b", with an upward extension to d''' in falsetto."

The entry wasn't long, only eight sentences. The next one, describing the life of Italian violin maker Pressenda , was about three times longer. On the other hand, as I found out before my colleagues returned with their coffee, the entry about John Lennon only consisted of one single sentence...

PS: During another coffee break one of my colleagues played an mp3 file for me on her mobile phone. Turned out it was Elvis related in a way, too. It was a very funny version of Also Sprach Zarathustra, and you can hear it here. I think Elvis would've cried with laughter, I sure did!


Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, ... and so did I

Anonymous said...

So funny and terrible I can´t even begin to describe it!/A

Anonymous said...

OMG - I am crying and laughing so hard it hurts!!!