November 06, 2006

A Happy Tune for a Monday

As a former choir girl I love to hear ochestral arrangements to pop songs I love. I thought I'd share this lovely tune with all of you because I wanted to brighten your Monday morning. Can you guess who he is? And for bonus points, can you identify the song he's playing before the video ends?

[H/T Tuning Spork of Blather Review]

Posted by Michele at November 6, 2006 08:43 PM

I would if I could hear it. Something not working with my speakers. Not just this, but I realized after trying to listen to this, nothing was making noise. Sigh.

Posted by: vw bug at November 6, 2006 06:52 AM

That HAS to be Ian Anderson. If it's not, it's someone imitating him. I don't know his face, but that's his voice -- and when he picked up the flute, I knew it had to be him.

Posted by: Ogre at November 6, 2006 10:59 AM

Ogre beat me to it. Life's a Long Song by Jethro Tull, sung here by Ian Anderson it seems.

Posted by: oddybobo at November 6, 2006 02:40 PM

I haven't got a clue.

Posted by: Tim at November 6, 2006 04:32 PM

It seems the village Ogre has guessed his name correctly and our village Bobo got the song. Well done you two.

You both win the smarty pants music award!

Posted by: michele at November 6, 2006 04:36 PM

What a nice musical interlude for my day! :-)

Posted by: Richmond at November 6, 2006 06:28 PM

Didn't recognize Ian without the long hair, but there's no mistaking that voice.

Posted by: Harvey at November 9, 2006 10:57 AM

It took me about two bars to figure out that it's "Life's A Long Song," a venerable Jethro Tull tune. Ian Anderson looks a bit older than the last time I saw him in person back in 1972...

This version isn't all that different from the original, which also had orchestral backing.

What a treat - thank you!

Posted by: Elisson at November 10, 2006 11:20 AM