The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 December 2004

Not including compound interest

One advantage of ancient music — ancient, in this context, meaning "anything before 1980 or so" — is that the first time you heard it, it's very likely that you heard it, as distinguished from having picked up on it as the background of some music video that may or may not be relevant to the song at all.

Still, this is not to say that earlier tunes can't be enhanced by some visuals, and here's a particularly nice example: Tom Lehrer's Savoyardian derangement of the Periodic Table, in a breezily elemental (sorry) style.

(Via Phoebe Gleeson.)

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