So this morning, as always, I check my Google Reader (+1 for Google!!), then I run across this post about a Gameboy Music Video. In the description, they talk about Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” on a Gameboy, so curiosity makes the cat happy, so I followed the link.
Next thing you know, I’m watching this internet meme of two of the BEST musicians on YouTube (+2 for Google). The next half hour is spent watching some of the best YouTube videos I’ve ever seen.
Here’s the story:
The next few videos take them through the challenge as more and more instrument types are introduced including a CROCKenspiel, a cellphone, a Zither and the final video of the Sqeakaphone.
After the final video, the two guys get together, Jake on guitar and Kurt on his drumpad, and bang out some amazing music!! While watching the challenge, you think, “Yeah, these guys are great musicians because of their ear and innovation”, but you definitely don’t expect what you hear!
Below is the video that started the whole challenge. From within the video, you can click on the links at the end of the video to take you to the challenge response, or you can scroll down to see the links to all the videos including the one where they get together.
So readers, what do you think of this internet meme? What songs would you like to hear and what types of creative instruments can you think of or have you played?
The Entire Meme:
- Kurt vs. Jake:“Baby”… on RECORDER?!?!
- Jake vs. Kurt:“Telephone”… on GLOCKENSPIEL?!?!
- Kurt vs. Jake:“Moonlight Sonata”… on CROCKenspiel?!?
- Jake vs. Kurt:“Beat It”… on GAMEBOY?!?!
- Kurt vs. Jake: “Zelda’s Lullaby”… on OCARINA?!?!
- Jake vs. Kurt: “Only Girl (In the World)”… on ZITHER?!?!
- Kurt vs. Jake: “Pachelbel’s Canon”… on CELL PHONE?!?!
- Jake vs. Kurt: “Bad Romance”… on SQUEAKAPHONE?!?!
- When They Get Together – Jake and Kurt: Cover of Nelly’s “Just a Dream”
Leave your comments and let me know which one is your favorite!