The Museum of Impossible Music
This thread was inspired by a chance comment on Twitter (a ‘Tweet’ – !) from Monster Bobby:
“Last night I dreamt I was reading a blogpost by @everetttrue with the title ‘The Museum of Impossible Music'”.
So I thought, why not, and gave the floor to my Facebook chums to make a few suggestions. Here is some of what they came up with …
A song that everyone likes. A song that is genuinely ‘bad’. A Coldplay song that wasn’t written without the mass populace in mind.
The Residents, Negativland, John Cale, Autechre, John Zorn, Pole, Aphex … and then another room for Guetta, Swedish House Mafia.
Miles Davis playing a bad note. A Legend! single that sold over 100 copies.
The charts without Autotune.
Sherpa rave whistles, Atlantis post-rock Mammoth plectrums, time-travel folk dungaree sweat, Sisyphean dubstep unicorn vibraphone.
A choir of mutes singing in the Circular Song Annex, with Nero on fiddle. The song of the dodo.
(The bass-player walked out halfway through the session, claiming that the tune was ‘impossible’ to play.)
The sound of dinosaurs, the 1,000,000 pure frequencies generated by the surface of the sun, the silence of a black hole, the infinite scream of the big bang, angels’ tears. U2 writing a good song.
Loleatta Holloway fronting Silver Apples. Produced by King Tubby.
A record with a handmade groove. A record embedded in cement.
The sound of ears being torn off in rage.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’, arm in arm, down the pub on New Year’s. Lou Reed and John Cale duetting on Joni Mitchell’s ‘Good Friends’.
A singer who can sing five notes at the same time, no overdubs.