Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kim Jong Il says "MORE COWBELL"

From the "You CAN'T make this shit up" department comes this gem from the KCNA (North Korean News). Go about halfway down for the line that will make all SNL viewers explode:

New Symphonies Created
Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- New symphonies have recently been created by the State Symphony Orchestra of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Orchestral pieces "Cantata to Marshal Kim Il Sung" and "Reach for Ultramodern Science," symphonic poem "For My Only Motherland" and other numbers are of high ideological and artistic value.

In particular "Reach for Ultramodern Science," reflecting the spirit of the times, gives a representation of the Korean people pushing ahead with the building of a thriving nation.

Orchestral piece "The Sound of the Cowbell", unique in composition, rich in colors and different in means of performance, reminds the audience of vast, affluent fields.

Orchestral music "'My Home Village', Selection of Korean Famous Songs" makes a deep impression on the audience for its significant theme and for the large scale, rich sound and diversified colors of the performance.

Also included in the new program of the orchestra are string quartet "Father's Best Wishes", violin ensemble "Let's Drink a Toast" and other instrumental pieces and foreign music.

Copyright (C) KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) All Rights Reserved.

Yeah, don't want to step on the Commies intellectual rights. I'd actually be interested to hear some of these to see if they sound any good or if they are just ripping off western composers (like, who in N. Korea would know, and could they say HOW they know without being arrested for that illegal satellite dish).
But "Reach for Ultramodern Science" sounds like a Les Baxter song. A song with that title needs to use a theramin.

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