The songs of Sarah Palin

Saturday, 25 October 2008 — 7:37pm | Jazz, Music, Pianism

From New York jazz musician Henry Hey comes a pair of piano settings of this year’s Republican ticket—musical transcriptions of speech not unlike the technique that motivated Steve Reich’s Different Trains.

It appears Ms. Palin has a confident flair for the flowing rhythms of natural speech that would make Thelonious Monk proud. Her recitative on the economy, as sung to Katie Couric with impeccable enunciation:

And here she is with John McCain in a bright, vaudevillian demonstration of their appeal to down-home real America:

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One rejoinder to “The songs of Sarah Palin”

  1. My god, do I hate her. I hope she crawls back to Alaska with her tail between her legs and we never hear from her again. But I doubt it…

    Friday, 7 November 2008 at 3:19pm

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