Saturday, April 18, 2009

Music Changes Everything

This post explores the power of music.

Exhibit A: The opening sequence of Diff'rent Strokes set to a diff'rent soundtrack.

Exhibit B: the brilliant Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, accompanied by pianist Alfred Brendel, sings Schubert's "Erstarrung."

Nietzsche was right: without music, life would be a mistake.

(Diff'rent soundtrack via Andrew Sullivan)


Anonymous said...

Since I never saw that sitcom, you couldn't prove it by me that the music in that video wasn't the original theme.

As for the other stuff, well, for people who like that sort of thing, it's the sort of thing they'll like.

Dale said...

twoblue, "Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?" You didn't watch Diff'rent Strokes? How is this possible?

Anonymous said...

For all of my adult life, I have maintained a rule about sitcoms: I don't watch 'em. None of 'em. Ever. Never.