Saturday, March 12, 2005

HAND-FART MUSIC

It's called "manualism" thankyouverymuch, and The Three Tendons are amongst the world's foremost practioners, even appearing on "The Tonight Show." Their web site now has video clips - see them squeeze immortal melodies out of their bare hands! - and lots of songs (in .ram, not mp3. Sorry). Their version of "The Girl From Ipanema" will have you spitting coffee all over your keyboard, so be careful. Other instruments (like tire pumps) are also used. Laugh all you want, but it's incredibly difficult to get anything remotely musical out of the act of squeezing your hands together - the "hand-whistled" version of "Danny Boy" is astonishing.

2 comments:

Max said...

I loved the "The Three Tendons". Their version of the "Flintstones" theme was funny. MORE oddball music is just what we need in the world, I say!!

Mr Fab said...

Well, that's why we're here. It's an odd job, but somebody's gotta do it...