Thursday, March 05, 2015

Well, Waddya Knows -- NPR Actually is Good For Something

Like watching middle school kids in Louisville, Kentucky playing a killer Led Zeppelin medley -- on xylophones.

I don't know why I find this so irresistibly amusing, but I do.

[h/t Kerrin L. Griffih]


Alzo said...

This wins the internet today. Kudos to the teacher for an inspired song selection and the kids for bringing it.

Brooklyn Girl in Queens said...

Agree with Alzo. What a great teacher!B I love when they get into the Immigrant Song.

And the kid with the dark blue shirt is a natural ---

Anonymous said...

Seems like a concept for a mid 1980's Rhino Records novelty album.

Eight xylophones! Makes portions of the sliced and diced Ocean sound very oriental. Kashmir, the ultimate stoner song of 1975, on beginner's xylophone is hilarious. But the kid's are alright. The hammer of the gods has now turned into a mallet.

Who knew there were xylophones in Valhalla?!?

Vickie Rock

Alzo said...

Having this many pieces is brilliant- if one or two kids hits a bum note, the others cover it (and xylophone dissonance actually has a charming quality).
Long live the Louisville Leopards!

Anonymous said...

Hello, please remain seated,

ok...if you like rock music and this doesn't totally delight you, should be shunned. A good old fashioned Amish shunning.

thank for posting, Steve,


Anonymous said...

I liked the one with the kittens and babies doing When The Levee Breaks.

Gummo said...

Glad to see they're still teaching classical music in the schools!

John Werner said...

Never seen so many vibes in one place played simultaneously. This is brilliant madness. The percussionists are on it, playing drums as lead instrument.