Mixed Meters offers you ways to waste your time at warp speed. Hang on.
The first one comes from Guinness and Cream Cakes. It was described (in jest I hope) as the first rap song. It's from a 1936 movie called Night Mail with music apparently written by Benjamin Britten after he returned home from a performance of Facade.
Here's another video found at Guinness and Cream Cakes. Martha Argerich plays the Scarlatti Toccata damn fast!
I found Guinness and Cream Cakes via Violins and Starships. Until now, Mixed Meters has never mentioned Guinness except on Bloomsday.
Finally here's some Zappa music with frantic imagery.
I found this one at Andrew Durkin's Jazz: The Music of Unemployment I'd like to tell you that these are the sort of images Frank would have liked - but I'll have to check with Gail first to see if that's still true.
In which I blather about Scarlatti - one of my favorite composers.
Cream Cake Tags: Benjamin Britten. . . Domenico Scarlatti. . . Frank Zappa