'Nutcracker Suite,' Bicycle Style

No, you did not misread the above headline. I just got an email directing me to composer Flip Baber’s rendition of "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," played with the unlikeliest of instruments: his bike! Apparently, Baber was hired by Specialized Bicycles to take on this peculiar challenge, and the results are indisputably impressive. So click here, and behold the musical power of plucked derailleur cables, fingers caressing turning spokes, and air being released from tires.


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  • Martha

    Impressive. I’ll have to tell my orchestra director/bike-loving husband that his job and hobby can be successfully combined!
    Does Johnny Random take requests? How about ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ on a Specialized?

  • Fatima

    why has popwatch slowed down so much this week?

  • brandonk

    Well, I don’t know about this week, but today has been a slow day, hasn’t it?

  • flip baber

    Charlie Brown, eh? After this gig I’d say it’s probably possible…although I’d still be overshadowed by the authoritarian muted trumpet teacher while I try to see over my mixing desk.

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