Post 59

So I know… I’m crazy.
But I just really like odd numbers and I’d like to end 2010 on 59 not 58.
Odd? Why yes I am! Thank you!

And well, this video is pretty amazing.
My dear sweet brother Barret went back to NYC today and I miss him already. And last night we created a memory that I’ll never forget.

So we watched the movie, Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky – a cinematically stunning french film about?     ha ha… I’ll let you guess… Needless to say it was inspirational visually and musically- which brings me to the purpose behind this post.

In the film they use one of Stravinsky’s Five Easy Pieces for Piano four hands as part of their soundtrack. And my brother and I, being Stravinsky enthusiasts, decided to try our four hands at it. Easy pieces? Unfortunately not so for me… my two hands found it a bit troublesome. And being the perfectionist that I am, I made my brother play it over and over again till we got it right (which never actually happened…). We decided to record it on his computer, but his computer also served as our sheet music (he found it on the internet) leaving us with a very funny video. So below is the end result of the 5 or 6 different attempts at the Andante of the Five Easy Pieces. Barret, being Mr. Funny Man, decided to speed it up and, well it had us in stitches all night. I hope you get a laugh out of it as well.
At any rate, just getting to sit down and play with my brother was the best gift of all! A memory I’ll cherish forever.

So Happy New Years Eve. I hope your year has been full of as many wonderful memories as this one!


Five Easy Pieces – I. Andante from Barret Anspach on Vimeo.

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One thought on “Post 59

  1. WBA says:

    I can't believe I haven't seen the post of this yet! You're too tooo tooooo sweet, Sika! I miss you tons, and hope that, in spite of not calling quite as often as I should, I love you very, verrry, verrrrrrrrry much. Let's talk soon, okay??

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