Sunday, February 8, 2009

T-A-D #8 As Time Goes By


Well, I obviously didn't make the entire thing myself, but I think this still qualifies. A few years ago a friend gave me a little music organ. (I don't know if that is its proper name, but you know what I mean, you crank the little handle and a tune comes out.) The outside surface always bothered me - it was a picture of a shiny purple and green clown - but the tune it plays is As Time Goes By! So my project for today was to cover it in strips of leftover book pages (from all those paper projects I did ages ago) and a nice picture of Humphrey and Ingrid. And of course, some red hearts. I even made a recording for you here. (Handle cranker: Anairam Traws; Technical Consultant: L'Usband)
I also give you this rather more beautiful recording by Stephane Grapelli - on youtube.

4 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Oh mY Lawd in hebin! That is the sweetest sound- little music boxes always turn me in a clucky mess...I love what you have done with it- you are the most brilliant person on earth today! Thank you so much for the little tinkling sweetness!

Freshly Found said...

I can think of a couple of kitsch music boxes that have come and gone through my home that could have been revitalised! What a delightful idea.

kendalee said...

How adorable and much improved looking! So delightful to hear it as well - your handle cranking skills are evident and much appreciated and thanks to L'Usband too for assisting in your musical production - a real treat!

Anonymous said...

wowie ke-zowie! What a couple you are! as good as Ingrid and Humph. In a slightly different way, of course.
What a pity you can't do some handle cranking on the laptop to produce sweet internet vibes without ADSL lines...