It worked well to blog in the early morning yesterday, so I'm going to try it again today and see if it sticks.
A few days ago, my friend Mike sent this YouTube gem along. It is always hilarious to watch classical music "performed" on a television show, and this is one of the best examples I have ever seen. This is the Brahms B flat sextet being performed by four people, two of which seem to be violists. That's right. The piece is for six, but on the Starship Enterprise, they can play it with only four. Also, I think that Data is a Vulcan or something, which makes his stirring performance of the violin part ("played"on a viola) extra special. Three of the performers are actors, but for some reason, they hired an actual cello player to play the part of "Cellist". (Wouldn't that be an awesome gig?) Add in the fact that there seems to be some sort of emotional breakthrough occurring with one of the toga wearing audience members, and the whole thing is just delightful.