Monday, July 20, 2009

okay, just follow along here...







Listen for the panther screams (no, not Luciano):

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Blogger Devil Mood said...

Oh are you trying to kill me with Nessun Dorma? That makes me really emotional. :)

Anyway, I enjoyed Living in America too, just for fun.

5:12 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

In my younger (more) stupid daze, I used to diss on Luciano's version of "Nessun Dorma" (preferring Jose Carreras' take). I'm still an idiot, but hopefully a little less so. This is beautiful.

7:03 PM  
Blogger anno said...

That's quite the progression. Looks like it's time for me to reclaim my headphones...

7:35 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Loved this post. I had it playing while reading Boudieu. It actually helped. Don't the clips just illustrate: "a rigorous science of art must, pace both the unbelievers and iconoclasts and also the believers"? Thanks for the music!

9:34 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: I was off on a blues quest (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker - actually wanted to find Hooker's "Stripped Me Naked"), but stumbled over JB, thought of "It's a Man's World," and then ran into the outrageous JB/Pav duet. Great arrangement.

10:59 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: To quote Neil Diamond for the Monkees: Not a trace of doubt in my mind. In between doxa and habitus, I believe Bourdieu co-wrote The Archies smash hit, "Sugar, Sugar." After that debacle, he was right to follow the other path.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Bordieu wrote "Sugar, Sugar"?? No wonder he had to come up with all these zany theories to justify that it IS art...

11:14 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: Some have bigger pasts to live down than others. Sociology covers for the misdeeds of many misspent youths, no?

11:32 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Is that why so many recovering addicts are in the College of Health and Human Services?

12:14 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

No doubt.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

I could not imagine and then I listened. Seems like it should be a metaphor for something but what the heck - I'll just listen again and soak it up.

8:21 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: To my uncultured ears, it seemed that LP was not on top of his game, but JB knocked it out of the park. Van Morrison does a great cover of the song on his A Night in San Francisco album: the arrangement is very similar.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous missalister said...

I’m on my way to April, to an excerpt from Galilee, and this caught my eye, the Pavarotti/Brown show, the man’s world. Really neat to see these two unlikelies on stage together. Is that a wary eye Pavarotti casts Brown’s way, not just once? No matter, it was a touching production, a super-touching hug from Pavarotti...

1:46 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Sister A: I was looking for a vid of Van's "Man's World," which is exquisite, but he was holding out on me. Stumbled across this, blew me mind.

Sara Hickman, from up your Metroplex-way (she may be full-time Austin now), did a good cover sheself.

12:08 PM  

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