Monday, March 21, 2016

Musical Monday - Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) by Stary Olsa

Pink Floyd's music is magnificent. This song, about the depersonalizing nature of modern, industrialized education, is an unsettling vision of dystopian horror made all the more dismaying when one realizes that the references aren't to some future nightmare, or to some faraway place, but to the relatively recent (and possibly current) British public school system (and which many Americans can at least somewhat relate to). It is a song firmly rooted in the present: A brutal and savage satire of the way we educate our children today.

So the perfect thing to do would be to cover the song in a medieval style using instruments from the period. This makes for an oddly off-feeling, but strangely enjoyable experience. Everything about this cover version is wrong, and it sounds wrong, but somehow it works.

Subsequent Musical Monday: Marble Machine by Wintergatan

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