Sarah Palin, Steve Reich, and a Hey!

I was just poking around the blog of Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, and he linked to the following video constructed by jazz pianist Henry Hey.

Basically, Mr. Hey (I love saying that) took Sarah Palin’s bumbling answer to Katie Couric’s question about the financial crisis and set it to music.

Ross aptly compared Hey’s work to Steve Reich‘s minimalist Different Trains, in which Reich took the harmonic and melodic contours of natural speech patterns and set them to an electric string quartet.

Mr. Hey just has his piano, but it’s more than enough.  Have a good laugh!

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4 comments so far

  1. Kimberly Orr on

    This is freakin’ awesome! Are there more like this?

  2. Blogger's Father on

    Same old song and dance.

  3. AK on

    Ah, the power of jazz to crystalize it all.

  4. […] Posted October 29, 2008 Filed under: Comedy, Politics, Random stuff | These days, my blog posts seem to drift inevitably towards Sarah Palin, which leads me to believe one of two […]


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