In an interview about her upcoming movie Pitch Perfect, Elizabeth Banks had this to say about Penn’s greatest a cappella group (full disclosure: dld):
“The big group on our campus then was the Penn Six-5000 [Banks attended the University of Pennsylvania]. I went to one of their shows and I remember watching this guy sing “Rocket Man” better than Elton John, and thinking, This is the most amazing version of “Rocket Man” I’ve ever heard in my life.”
La Blogotheque is a french music blog. Don’t know much else about it because Google sucks at translating. The one part of the site that is offered in english, however, is the collection of video podcasts called the Take-Away Shows. Every week since 2006, the Take-Away Show producers have invited artists and bands to play in random public surroundings. The resulting product is spontaeous, beautiful, and awesome.
Sea Organ is an architectural and experimental musical object located in Zadar, Croatia. Is a pipe organ that has a set of 35 musically tuned tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps played by the sea waves. The movement of the sea pushes air through, and depending on the size and force of the wave, it produces a somewhat random but harmonic sound. Designed by architect Nikola Basic in 2005, who recently received the European Prize for Urban Public Space for this project.