Orkestra Obselete 1933: Blue Monday

New Order’s Blue Monday played using only instruments that would have been available in the 1930s. More details at the BBC. Via Kottke.

Street Organ Smooth Criminal

I may actually put this on repeat in a small window. It’s just bloody wonderful.

Bill Bailey’s Message To Metallica

Seriously, ROFL.

Dueling Cellos

Despite the obvious staging, and guys that are doubtless dickheads, I love this.

The poster’s comment is also unfathomably funny:

The winner gets to play a cool instrument.

Justin Mason’s Nose Flute

Is there any end to that man’s talents? Between his 1337 skillz on the nose flute and his highlighting of the crap Justice Charleton parroted in his judgement on UPC v Dumb Greed Merchants, you have to wonder. Course he’s just parroting “Gambra” on thumped.com, but that’s neither here nor there!

Long story short: Yay Charleton for deciding in favour of UPC. Boo Charleton for parroting makey-uppey numbers for “piracy”. Boo Charleton for essentially suggesting that Gov.ie enact legislation to allow the labels to skip proper due process. That’s two boos to one yay, you lose Charleton.