Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

Witty and pertinent observations on matters of great significance OR Incoherent jottings on total irrelevancies OR Something else altogether OR All of the above

Thursday, December 30, 2010

One from the Vinyl Vaults

Following some of the sidebar links from the Silent Running clip, I found this gem from the 1970s. It comes from an album I have on good old vinyl, by a band called The Open Window which featured Peter Schickele. Schickele wrote the music for Silent Running (and The Open Window were the pit band for the original production of Oh Calcutta!) but Schickele is best known for the creation of the fictional composer PDQ Bach, whose works have brought much laughter to audiences over the years. (Peter Schickele also wrote the humorous reinvention of Mozart's Serenade K525 which gives this blog its title.)

Anyway, here are The Open Window with probably the best track from that album. The lyrics are by William Blake, from his poem London (though the refrain comes from a different poem, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell).


At 30 December, 2010 16:15, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I liked the movie, but the ending is so sad - that poor little guy all alone watering the plants, probably never to be seen again.


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