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Some more unthemed videos for your delectation and amusement:

The South Pasadena Unified Grade "A" Jug Band, consisting of students grades K-5, did a music video reworking Woody Guthrie's song "Do Re Mi" to ask Gov. Schwarzenegger not to cut the California education budget. The original song's chorus has been running through my head for the past couple days, after I first encountered this video, so now you can share the earworm.


Musician Dave Carroll was upset that United Airlines broke his guitar, so he wrote a song about it:


Totally charming wedding processional:


Imagine that you're standing in front of a room full of people, and you're giving a presentation, but you've never seen any of the slides before and you have to make up the topic as you go. It may sound like a nightmare scenario, but actually it's the Battle Decks Competition at the SXSW 2008 conference, featuring Anil Dash (and other contestants):


Nifty Vimeo video of Kuroshio Sea, the second-largest aquarium tank in the world:

But perhaps even niftier is the large-size 720p version of the video, which used to be available for downloading but apparently isn't any more. (Vimeo says that you can download it if you log in, but it's lying; if you log in, it tells you that the video isn't available for downloading.) If you can find the large-size version somewhere, it's worth seeing. In the meantime, here's a semi-large-size YouTube version (after following this link, click the "HD" button near the bottom right of the video).

See also some still photos of the tank from a news article.


The other day I posted a link in my blog's "Links of Interest" section to a video that Mary R. K. had posted, of her father demonstrating how to play the musical saw (plus a snippet of the Star Trek theme). Here's another video that Mary linked to: Puccini's "O mio babbino caro," arranged for musical saw and piano:

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You might find this video from the 6th annual NYC Musical Saw Festival interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mltQGm0_dVE
In it you can see the 'Saw Lady', who is probably the most famous musical saw player (www.sawlady.com ). At the end you see many people playing the saw together.


I was just listening to the song "Thank you, Republic Airlines, for breaking the neck of my guitar." There could a whole genre.


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