Thursday, January 28, 2010

Leonard Bernstein & Aaron Copland (1958)

Thanks to Stupefaction for reminding me of Boing Boing, who then pointed me in the direction of some kind soul who posted several parts of Leonard Bernstein's EXCELLENT 1958 televised "Young People's Concerts". There is something pretty gripping about Lenny turning the podium over to composer Aaron Copland who then conducts what is perhaps his best known work.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Madison Time (1960)

I woke up this morning with a yearning desire. A yearning desire to dance the Madison. Fortunately for both me as well as countless others out there who awoke with a disturbance in their minds, relief is just a few clicks away.

First, let's drop a coin in the jukebox and check out the Ray Bryant's hit.

Now, let's learn a bit about the history of the dance here.

Finally, in case you missed it, let's check out the dance steps.

Feel better? Yeah, me too.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010