12 January 2012

5 On Friday - The Mozart Effect

Five on Friday was invented by our friend Travis at Trav's Throughts.  To join in on the fun, sign in at his website and share your music choices for the week.

Happy Friday the 13th.  Unlike most people, I always think something wonderful will happen on what others consider an unlucky day.  This time I'm going for the great composers paired with more than a little nonsense:

In presenting his $12.5 billion budget proposal for fiscal 1999 to the Georgia state legislature on January 13, 1998, Democratic Governor Zell Miller covered all of the expected basics, such as schools, roads, hospitals and the like. And then he got to an interesting and unexpected item: a request for $105,000 of taxpayer money to provide Classical music CDs to every child born in the state of Georgia. At this point, the governor hit "Play" on a tape recorder he had brought with him and he treated the gathered lawmakers to an excerpt from the "Ode to Joy" section of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. "Now don't you feel smarter already?" asked Miller. "Smart enough to vote for this budget item, I hope."

On this Friday the 13th, here is your chance to feel smarter with some very, very familiar classical pieces.

Ode To Joy

Blue Danube

Sorcer's Apprentice

Peter & The Wolf Part 1

Peter & The Wolf Part 2

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