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Transvestite plays “Silent Night” on theremin
December 26, 2011 6:25 AM   Subscribe

Jingle Rock Bell”? How 2008. Here is a video of a transvestite playing “Silent Night” on a theremin.

More along those lines from Pussy Willow.
posted by joeclark (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Let me fix this for you... "Here is a video of a transvestite playing "Silent Night" on a theremin IN A SNOW GLOBE!!!!.
posted by tomswift at 6:43 AM on December 26, 2011


  1. Jingle Rock Bell is timeless.
  2. That's some pretty terrible theramin playing.
posted by Deathalicious at 7:13 AM on December 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just to be perfectly clear, Pussy Willow is a drag queen. While "transvestite" can refer to anyone who cross-dresses, when describing these kinds of performers it's far more descriptive (and respectful) to draw that distinction.
posted by hermitosis at 7:22 AM on December 26, 2011 [17 favorites]


And left-handed, no less.

This is a well-timed post, as I was just planning out the things I need to do in the upcoming year, and reviving my moribund theremin assembly line, just long enough to finish the five theremins I'd started building before life circumstances led me to flee the theremin-building business four years ago.

I should probably learn to play the damn things properly, too.
posted by sonascope at 8:37 AM on December 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Theremins are damned difficult to play.
posted by Drexen at 8:38 AM on December 26, 2011


Merzbow does Silent Night.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:58 AM on December 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


If your home and neighborhood are devoid of all insects, vermin and domestic animals, you might be a thereminist.

If you ever accidentally whacked somebody with your pitch hand while playing ‘air theremin’ on the bus, you might be a thereminist.

If most of your CD collection consists of sci-fi movie themes, you might be a thereminist.

If your parents beg you not to practice, you might be a thereminist.

If there is no paint left on your walls, you might be a thereminist.

If everybody has a strong desire to try out your axe, you might be a thereminist.

Whenever you play a Christmas song, you get mistaken for the Jingle Cats, You might be a thereminist

If you enjoy the squeak of rusty door hinges, you might be a thereminist
posted by growabrain at 10:21 AM on December 26, 2011 [7 favorites]


With a theramin, you have to associate a certain position in the air with a frequency. And do it through muscle memory. Too difficult for me, I like my saxophone, it's much easier. :D

But the expression on Pussy's face (that was REALLY FUN TO WRITE) was bizarre all the way through. :D
posted by Vamier at 11:17 AM on December 26, 2011


Easy on the eyes, not so easy on the ears. Sorry, dear.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:30 AM on December 26, 2011


Here is a video of a transvestite playing "Silent Night" on a theremin.

Your argument is invalid.
posted by Splunge at 1:41 PM on December 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Your daily minimum requirement of Niacin, Theramin and Regisphilbin.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:56 PM on December 26, 2011


hermitosis: "While 'transvestite' can refer to anyone who cross-dresses, when describing these kinds of performers it's far more descriptive (and respectful) to draw that distinction."

"Transvestite" isn't just less respectful; it's downright offensive (unless you know the person actually prefers that term).
posted by jiawen at 3:22 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


jiawen: ""Transvestite" isn't just less respectful; it's downright offensive (unless you know the person actually prefers that term)."

Or if you know that they are both: a) sweet and b) from Transylvania.
posted by Deathalicious at 8:37 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I assume [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] will pop up in a relevant future thread reminding us it is more respectful to call Frank Sinatra the Chairperson of the Board.
posted by joeclark at 3:03 PM on December 28, 2011


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