I’m going with a little of the ol’ Ludwig van for this challenge. Here we have Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. He was a good guy, but more than a little ornery with the hearing problem.
This is what I’ve had in mind for more than a week. I’ve already used several songs by dead guys during this challenge, and I’ve been getting more interested in classical music over the past few years. This is a good reminder of that. Enjoy the choir!
When I was out for a walk this evening, Syd Barrett’s “Here I Go” came over my headphones, and I thought that would be a good song for this challenge. I really love that song. But I think I want to write a longer piece about why, put some good thought to that, and put down some clever words. Also, I featured that song in a mix for a friend last year, and he didn’t like it so much. I want to better understand that as an angle for the piece.