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Minimalist Dark Sides
October 12, 2006 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon as a soundtrack to its album art. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (YouTube). For another painstakingly minimalist (though livelier) tribute, Kenny G's Intelligent Design show on WFMU recently featured Nick the Bard's a cappella rendition of the entire album. Playlist & link to audio archive here.
posted by treepour (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I watched most of the first one and skimmed the others. I can't believe he spent nearly a year on that.
posted by tellurian at 9:54 PM on October 12, 2006


This Kenny G is all like:

Why should I change? He's the one who sucks!

I must admit: I'm a sucker for Floyd. A Capella? Not so much. It's the chest thumping doo doo doos.
posted by kosem at 10:24 PM on October 12, 2006


Jesus christ, that is boring. That someone spent time doing that is unfathomable.
posted by xmutex at 10:43 PM on October 12, 2006


i dont get it....its just the cover art over and over again. best of web?
posted by Kifer85 at 10:45 PM on October 12, 2006


how do i best of web
posted by Mikey-San at 10:48 PM on October 12, 2006


Good grief! After the art I thought I'd give the a cappella a go. It was truly awful. Is Nick the Bard supposed to be some sort of comedian? If so, he has failed miserably in my ears. Pink Floyd should serve both of these miserable efforts with cease and desist orders.
posted by tellurian at 11:19 PM on October 12, 2006


Kenny G, totally fucking up on why they called him "Bird"--to our collective ridicule.

Not only is he souless, but he's a fabricating liar. Or clueless. Or all three.
posted by sourwookie at 11:37 PM on October 12, 2006


Different Kenny G (than the horrid saxophone guy). The one on WFMU is Kenneth Goldsmith, a poet -- not that he particularly minds the confusion.
posted by treepour at 12:20 AM on October 13, 2006


oops.
posted by sourwookie at 12:25 AM on October 13, 2006


Alright, I'm going to totally derail this thread -- I actually read the Kenny G interview sourwookie posted. A few years ago, I saw him on TV giving an interview as well (I promise, I'm not obsessed or anything).

He's consumed with race. He's always talking about how he was thought of as the "white" whatever, white Coltrane, white Parker, etc. It's a little distasteful, in addition to the obvious sense of self-importance to music that is totally undeserved.

In the TV interview, he was talking about his band. He had this wanky slap-bass player whom he referred to as "the only white guy I've met who can play jazz bass." What gives? If I was still in grad. school I could totally write a cultural studies/identity politics paper on this.
posted by bardic at 12:30 AM on October 13, 2006


Even black guys who play slap bass are really white.
posted by sourwookie at 12:42 AM on October 13, 2006


Kenny G's show always makes for a challenging listen. I still can't shake the memory of the time he played a loop of a jingle for the movie "Giant" for 2 hours straight.
posted by 2sheets at 1:38 AM on October 13, 2006


"the only white guy I've met who can play jazz bass."

Only goes to show that the idiot never met Charlie Haden or Dave Holland or Miroslav Vitous or Dave Hofstra or...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:59 AM on October 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


No way.

Kenny G(flat) says....what......?


What Pancakes said.
posted by toma at 2:24 AM on October 13, 2006


Well, it's certainly one in the eye for those who say that all Pink Floyd fans are wierd, obsessive male dweebs.
posted by rhymer at 3:34 AM on October 13, 2006


Oops. Weird.
posted by rhymer at 3:36 AM on October 13, 2006


Best of the web in 1979
posted by cellphone at 6:19 AM on October 13, 2006


Even black guys who play slap bass are really white.

Sourwookie
, I couldn't agree more.
posted by micayetoca at 6:22 AM on October 13, 2006


He's consumed with race. He's always talking about how he was thought of as the "white" whatever, white Coltrane, white Parker, etc.

Kenny G? White Coltrane?

LMAO. *wets self*

Putting aside the whole weird race obsession, Lawrence Welk has moresoul than Kenny G.

Only goes to show that the idiot never met Charlie Haden or Dave Holland or Miroslav Vitous or Dave Hofstra or...

Jaco Pastorius?
posted by jonmc at 7:35 AM on October 13, 2006


Wow that a cappella Dark Side sure is something! The only thing it's missing is a laugh track.
posted by peeedro at 7:43 AM on October 13, 2006


Jaco Pastorius?

Amen brother. RIP, Jaco.
posted by NeonSurge at 8:00 AM on October 13, 2006


Hmmm. Spock ears for the Camaro set. How embarrassing.
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:34 AM on October 13, 2006


Stuart Hamm?

/hates Stuart Hamm
posted by stinkycheese at 11:11 AM on October 13, 2006


Even black guys who play slap bass are really white.

Larry Graham? Bootsy Collins?
posted by InfidelZombie at 2:28 PM on October 13, 2006



Even black guys who play slap bass are really white.


Victor Wooten?
posted by Roach at 6:17 PM on October 13, 2006


Is Kenny G the one who played the entire audio of the Friends series finale at 50% speed? Or was that another of the FMU whacked-out geniuses?
posted by rikschell at 5:27 PM on October 14, 2006


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