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August 8, 2012 1:44 PM   Subscribe

Three small girls play Klaus Nomi's Total Eclipse on a single piano. That is to say, it's a version of this, but six- rather than jazz-handed. Considerably more ambitious than Chopsticks. I have no idea how such a thing might have happened, but I'm very glad it did. SLYT, of course.
posted by Grangousier (21 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
This.

is wonderful.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:54 PM on August 8, 2012


Needs more Tom Hanks at FAO Schwarz

(But seriously, cool.)
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:55 PM on August 8, 2012


That is lovely, though my first thought was not Klaus Nomi's Total Eclipse but rather Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart (literal music video version). Now I want to hear how they'd pull that off!
posted by zachlipton at 1:58 PM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


yay klaus nomi yay yay
posted by mwhybark at 2:32 PM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nice arrangement, thanks.
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 2:53 PM on August 8, 2012


How do I convert this into a ringtone?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:57 PM on August 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was really cute! They seemed so pleased!

I wasn't familiar with the song and at first I thought it sounded like No Surprises by Radiohead.
posted by onlyconnect at 3:05 PM on August 8, 2012


Wow, awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 4:55 PM on August 8, 2012


I liked listening to this in the background. Kudos to whoever introduced them to that song.

Here's my Klaus Nomi impression:

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posted by not_on_display at 4:57 PM on August 8, 2012 [6 favorites]


Nice, thanks!

Every day can be a better day if you simply remember: Needs More Nomi.
posted by scody at 5:11 PM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Now I want to hear how they'd pull that off!

The hardest part is getting the reverb on the drums.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 5:24 PM on August 8, 2012


To be in England
in the summertime
with my love
close to the edge

posted by erniepan at 5:47 PM on August 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


But really, how do three pre-teen girls living in the year 2012 get interested in Klaus Nomi? The internet is a wonderful thing.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:04 PM on August 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Krusty Nomi
posted by DU at 7:05 PM on August 8, 2012


How do I convert this into a ringtone?

Video Download Helper
FFmpeg
Audacity
Elago USB micro SD card adapter
posted by flabdablet at 9:55 PM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow... Art of Noise and Klaus Nomi being not only discovered, but covered by today's youth gives me a big happy.

Plus what Strange Interlude said. Hail Internet!
posted by kinnakeet at 6:10 AM on August 9, 2012


Klaus Nomi: Cold Genius

The Cold Song
posted by homunculus at 9:54 PM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


homunculus, thank you so much for that first link discussing Nomi and "Cold Song," which is one of the most achingly beautiful and existentially haunting songs I've ever heard in my entire life.
posted by scody at 8:41 AM on August 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Nomi Song is a 2004 documentary about the life of singer Klaus Nomi, written and directed by Andrew Horn. The film debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2004, where it won a Teddy Award for "Best Documentary Film."

Through interviews with Nomi's collaborators and family members, the documentary lightly brushes on the early life of Klaus Sperber before settling in to the five year period depicting the German singer's reinvention of himself as Klaus Nomi, his rise to fame in New York, his break into the international music market and his death from complications of AIDS in 1983. In addition to interview footage and still photography, the film features archival footage of Nomi performances. The film features East Village personalities such as Kristian Hoffman and songs by artists such as The Bongos, Marbles, The Mumps, and David Bowie.

[text from Wikipedia]
posted by QuakerMel at 7:35 AM on August 16, 2012


The Nomi Song is a 2004 documentary about the life of singer Klaus Nomi, written and directed by Andrew Horn. The film debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2004, where it won a Teddy Award for "Best Documentary Film."

It's a great film. His life appears to have included all of the elements of a Rock n' Roll drama.
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 8:01 AM on August 16, 2012


homunculus, thank you so much for that first link discussing Nomi and "Cold Song," which is one of the most achingly beautiful and existentially haunting songs I've ever heard in my entire life.

My pleasure scody, and I agree about the Cold Song, although it can also be funny.
posted by homunculus at 12:39 AM on August 22, 2012


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