Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Musical Saw

A melancholy mood snuck up on me tonight. Lucky for me, I can complement that mood with appropriate music played with the perfect instrument: the musical saw. It's used yearningly and woefully on The Black Rider's "November" by Tom Waits. It's also the instrument of choice by the man billed simply as "Tried To Escape" in 1991's wildly eclectic and imaginative Delicatessen, featured below.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

There is a musical saw festival every July in NYC:
Their website has lots of videos, and also MP3 downloads - all musical saw :)