Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The official musical instrument of Harlem street parties

New York voted pretty overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, so it comes as no surprise that there were huge celebrations throughout the city.

The local ABC affiliate had video from a street party that erupted in Harlem. This scene made me laugh. In the foreground was a woman dancing wildly. Behind her was a woman playing a flute. And in the background was a man with a big smile on his face and an Obama sticker on his head.

Biting social commentary, or just a random act of music?

The flute is what really caught my attention. I'm not sure if this was a clever form of social commentary regarding Sarah Palin, or if the woman was just partying it up with a flute.

2 comments:

menoan said...

Hello Adam. I took a java class you taught at Portland Community College Syllvania Campus back in 2002. It was fun learning oop then. I was just looking at the old files I had and it had your website on it so I clicked and boom here it is.
Where is the picture of Umpa lumpa?

See ya.

Adam Conn said...

Haha. Send me an email and let me know how you're doing! Those training files are timeless, like the wisdom of the ancient Greeks. I'm going to have to look around for the Oompa Loompa picture. I've got it somewhere. I'll post it when I do.