My friend Hans was a talented musician and writer. He was a student at the Vienna Conservatory of Music until he was unceremoniously tossed out by the Nazis. After escaping from Austria to the U.S., (an amazing story in itself) Hans was drafted and served in the U.S. military overseas. When he returned to America and married, the first piece of furniture he purchased was a grand piano.
Hans more than mastered the English language, he wrote musicals, songs,
plays and funny skits — one of which was about how to be knowledgeable about every symphony by just learning one minute of each. He was a really funny guy.
If you read my blog, you know I’m a history buff. To me, the story of man is more amazing than any novel can be. I can read through volumes of history to delight in one sentence about something I didn’t know before. Yes, I’m weird….
My family just visited. It has been a wonderful time for me — and a lot of fun, but there hasn’t been much free time, so you can imagine my delight when a cousin, who lives in Australia, sent me ‘Our Story in 2 Minutes’ about the history of man. It reminded me of Hans and his humorous skit about learning symphonies.
I’m passing ‘Our Story’ on to you. I’ve already watched it four times. Here’s the information. Enjoy!
“Joe Bush got a high school assignment to make a
video reproduction. He chose history as a theme and tucked it all
into two minutes. Joe took pictures from the internet; added the sound
track “Mind Heist” by Zack Hemsey (from the movie Interception) and
came up with this, an incredible work for a 17-year old. Just finding the
pictures was a formidable task. Hold on to your seat. This moves fast.
Don’t blink — not even for a second & keep your sound on.”