This is a great song, and it might be the most creative video I’ve ever seen. I just had to share it here.
E had her 2nd violin recital yesterday (click here to see pictures from her first recital last year). She did really well. First she played Long Long Ago, and then she played Allegro as a duet with her teacher. You can see both songs for yourself here: (Sorry about the video getting cut off at the end. YouTube always has the sound off from the video for some reason, so the picture runs out before the sound.)
As a little finalé, four of the younger students played the Twinkle Twinkle themes together, and you can see that here:
… in alphabetical order.
I got this idea from my Irish internet friend Clare. It was really fun to make this list. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some songs, but oh well… here it is– click on each to listen:
Air in G by Bach
(played at our wedding)
Dreams by The Cranberries
(me and Matthew’s song) (o:
Forever Young by Alphaville
(the first time I heard this song was when some friends and I were driving through the mountains in northern New Hampshire to go cross-country skiing… that was a much better back drop for this song than this video)
I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls
The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash
(here is an example of the greatness you get when someone as good as Johnny Cash becomes a Christian)
The Obvious Child by Paul Simon
(I wanted to go to this concert BADLY… not sure why I didn’t)
Over There by The Connells
Pictures of Matchstick Men by Camper Van Beethoven
Superman by R.E.M.
(the song, not this video)
Take On Me by A-Ha
There. Now I can get rid of all my old cassettes on craigslist. (o:
The sound always seems to be very off with the picture in these videos… I apologize, but I don’t know what I can do about it.
This is the newest song that E has learned on her violin: