This is a very cool music video on YouTube. The accompanying description says this instrument was made of John Deere farm implement parts at the University of Iowa. It also says over 13,000 hours was required to calibrate the performance and that the machine will be donated to the Smithsonian.
As someone who grew up in Iowa, I'm so proud!
No, wait! It's an animation (duh!) - and it came from here. It's included on a DVD of animated music from Animusic. The company is located in Texas. (doh!)
Not fooled? Here's a picture of a typical college practice room instead. Never enough space, right?
I found this picture at Bits & Pieces but apparently it was imported from Belgium.
Speaking of Iowa - here's a high-number Iowa license plate on display in Robins, my local Pasadena barbecue restaurant where the food is good and the menus uninformative.
The number 64 is the year; 21 is the county which issued the plate. Click here for the complete county list. I grew up in 97.
Here's a prior Mixed Meters post concerning both music and toilets. (Also rich people and prison riots and Ojai and Attica.)
Barbecue Tags: Music Video. . . animation. . . University of Iowa. . . Iowa. . . drum set. . .license plate. . . barbecue . . . Robin's . . . Animusic