Archive for August, 2007

Six Depictions of Shakespeare Using Inanimate Objects

August 16th, 2007

We’ve all heard about or seen creative takes on classic Shakespearean plays (e.g. A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the Roaring 20s), but these videos take that creative impulse one step further. This is Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it. Anakin Caesar: The climactic scene of the play Julius Caesar gains new inspiration when Star […]

Six Groups That Make Music with Unlikely Objects

August 8th, 2007

It’s likely that early music making evolved from objects found in everyday life, natural materials like rock, animal bones, and wood, but the creation of instruments has gotten much more complex since then. Of course, a folk tradition of homemade instruments has continued, with instruments ranging from the jug, to the spoons, to various stringed […]

Eight Coffee-Related Songs on iTunes

August 6th, 2007

Starbucks recently announced that one of my favorite musicians, Joni Mitchell, would release a new album through its record label Hear Music. This announcement inspired me to come up with a list of songs I think would be well suited to a coffee drinking environment, all of which I found through the iTunes Music Store. […]