It’s summer movies kick off season!
There’ve been some great movies this year: The Revenant (Leo, you finally found your Oscar Mojo) and can I get a holla for DEADPOOL please!! My potty mouthed self thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Deadpool’s potty mouthed glory & perfectly timed snippy sarcasm. Brilliant writing. But you know what other movie surpassed my movie-goer expectation: Jungle Book.
A heartwarming story, it’s one that gradually blossomed on screen, over stunning visuals (shot as CGI animation in downtown LA). Oh, did I mention BILL MURRAY is in it?? It was destined for coolness status with that casting choice! #teambaloo
The remake didn’t lose the things that made the Jungle Book a classic: from its range of characters to the music. One might say, it kept with the….* wait for it *…… bare necessities! #puntastic
When you have a movie this cool, there’s only one thing cooler, and that’s the fan art. Enter The Piano Guys.
They’re a freaking cool, amazing quartet that doles out perfect melanges of classical and contemporary music, against breathtaking backdrops. (I’m feeling a little flowery with my wording today :P. I promise I haven’t been drinking and it’s not the alcohol talking….even though it’s probably 5 PM somewhere and maybe I should support the cause.). ANYHOO, check out this mind blowing composition – both visual & audio by the Piano Guys…is it off the hook or what??!
Here’s why I’m feeling it & I suspect you will too:
It opens with the list of the 7 wonders of the world….with check marks against it!!! WHOA!!! Is someone planning to shoot music videos at exotic locations doing exotic poses while featuring exotic (& possibly endangered) animals? Can I sign up as an intern? I don’t mind being on call as the water girl or coffee-assistant on this location.
The Opening Sequence gets you pumped! This is a “Sarabande + Jungle Book” mash up. I had to google what the heck is a Sarabande – Turns out it’s a “dance song in triple metre.” I still have no clue what that means since I’m not musically trained. But it makes me wanna shake my booty. And I’m booty-shaking trained, alright?!
What the. Is this guy floating on a river in the Mayan Jungle…..with a GRAND PIANO ON A RAFT?? And this guy here is perched on the river banks, oh so casually with his cello! (Followed by a cameo from an Iguana…yes, really.)
I’m going to try this on my next vacation, casually show up with a Grand Piano & Cello in the middle of an island.
Right after, the song jumps into an upbeat version of “Bare Necessities”, but hold on….IS THAT A SNAKE on your grand piano, bud? Umm. I might reconsider interning for this.
They even got a shot of me without makeup.
And then this shot…WOW
And these are just a few visual salient points, what’s outstanding in it’s own right, is the music composition….although I’m not sure how I feel about the constantly smiling, therefore slightly creepy Cello dude. But you know what, if I’m gonna be perched on a river bank with a Cello or standing atop one of the 7 wonders of the world, belting it out on my Cello; or if I happen to be partying it up with parrots and all kinds of wild animals on my buddy’s grand piano….well, maybe I might smile creepily too and wonder what I just drank.
Kudos to these guys on an incredible performance. And yes, safe to say, The Piano Guys got Mojo!
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