Pyro-Trombonist Valentin Guérin performs Arthur Pryor's Fantastic Polka, accompanied on piano by Valérie Guérin-Descouturelle. Wonder how they lit the candelabra? Read the rest
[Video Link]. An enterprising YouTuber who goes by the handle adnmusic slapped together this funny little monstrosity. It's fake. And it's fabulous.
The original, unadulterated version is here. The performer is Joe Rinaudo, "whose passion is a 1926 Fotoplayer, which uses music rolls like those for player pianos to provide music and sound effects to silent films." Mr. Rinaudo spent thousands of hours restoring this antique music device.
"Although the 'talkies' made them obsolete in the late 1920s, Huell discovers there is still no better way to enjoy a silent movie than with Joe, his hand cranked projector and his Fotoplayer."
Watch the original below. Actually, it's better than the remix. And man, I want to meet Joe Rinaudo and visit his shop in person. I mean, seriously, how cool is that guy? Read the rest