I wanted to share two videos with you:
Second, perhaps you are aware that ABC World News Now occasionally end-caps their show with a "World News Polka" song? Perhaps not. (I wasn't.) Nonetheless, In the past, there have been renditions by The Dixie Chicks, Weird Al Yankovic, and even William Shatner. Here's my version: http://bit.ly/polka061512
The New York Times!
"... an exotic updating of “Carnival of the Animals,” with freewheeling, postmodern eclecticism in place of Saint-Saëns’s lush Romanticism, and a parade of exotic specimens — the elephant shrew, the blobfish, the magnapinna squid — substituting for the original’s commonplace menagerie." (Full review here.)
A catchy, rhythmic cross between classical music and jazz, threaded with eerie theremin solos and digeridoo bass lines." )
Songs For Unusual Creatures - songs inspired by such animals as the dugong, the aye-aye, the magnapinna squid, the tardigrade, and many more; performed by such luminaries as the Kronos Quartet, Margaret Leng Tan, The Microscopic Septet, Wade Schuman, Doug Quint, the League of Electronic Musical Robots, and more; on odd-ball instruments including daxophone, claviola, tubax, contrabassoon, theremin, stylophone and many more. CD and website designed by Elasticbrand.
PS. Unusual Creatures book comes out September 26th from Chronicle. Sneak peek here!