April 1st, 2011 / 6:24 pm

Werner Herzog & Moondog in that thing that made Jeff Goldblum ‘The Fly’

Maybe you see all these videos and think “I don’t have time for this shit” and while I totally sympathize with that, I strongly suggest you make the time for this video if you have so much as a passive interest in the art of music, which you should because literature is music; cavemen played music; music is probably older than language, probably they are more or less the same thing, which is interesting because it seems to me the only thing separating music from noise is some form of repetition.

Skip to like 4:30 to avoid the usual b.s.
Thanks to my friend Eric Schaefer, who puts out Answering Machine Recordings, for sharing.

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  1. kb

      At one point music was religion was art, the bifurcation came later. And I love Herzog. I shall watch.

  2. Iamnotspikelee

      the idea that music can be older than language or language older than music or whatever is kind of an immature and naive idea to situate yourself around. this comment arises out of my own personal issues but also a little disdain toward the topic.

  3. reynard

      i’m less interested in which came first and more that they are the same thing; which is communication with sound – anyway, i love naivety and think it is probably the only thing that can save art from academia

  4. reynard

      i am glad and yes i think i agree it seems like part of the evolution of culture was simply to separate them like roy g. biv or how all the notes add up to C