Saturday, March 14, 2009

A New Account of the Blue Danube Waltzes

Posting this amounts to a mood check.  Sometimes, I detest schmaltz, and want to slap it to the side with maximum disdain. Today: I like it. Feels right.

Pretty dress.
Pretty girl.
Pretty parlor.

From Anderson and Roe blog:
Our videos are not intended to be clever or “rock-style;” they are designed to enhance the meaning of the music performed. [...] Similarly, our video of the New Account of the Blue Danube Waltzes intends to visually dramatize what the music already conveys: as we wrote in our album’s liner notes, “our kaleidoscopic Blue Danube Fantasy takes the elegance of the Viennese waltz as a point of departure and plunges headlong into the passions that undulate beneath the dance's restrained facade.”

My cousin Tate doesn't like schmaltz as much. He likes the funk.

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