Sunday, September 13, 2009
Have a listen to this. If you're not familiar with Classical music you may not recognise this melody until you reach about the forty-five second mark. Anyways the reason for my sharing this with you today is to inform you all of my newest musical protegee. It's a bird. Yup. My new Blue Quaker called Asterix. They're amazingly intelligent little creatures that live up to forty years of age and are reknown for learning large vocabularies that they invariably use in context. Apart from that skill they are very agile singers...not unlike the colouratura soprano heard in the Mozart aria posted here today. Asterix can already imitate one of the rapid passages after only two days of training. I must admit the idea came from surfing about YouTube looking for singing parrots when I stumbled upon this. It's a cockatiel (an intelligent creature but nothing compared to the Quaker) singing the same aria. I'm confident Asterix is up to the challenge and then some. In the near future look out for the T-shirt and 2010 world tour!