Who knew a typewriter could jam to some intense blues beats? That’s right, the typewriter can now be crowned as the latest musical instrument sensation, not just a writer’s relic. And if you’re wondering how that’s possible, we have a video clip that will blow your mind.
Brendan Kavanagh, aka Dr. K, has captivated audiences with his phenomenal piano skills around London. While we’re accustomed to his spontaneous performances at public venues, nothing prepared us for this latest gig. Picture this: a train station, a grand piano, a typewriter, and… a blues session. Yes, you read that right.
For those unfamiliar with Dr. K, he is famous for merging boogie-woogie with various other music genres, from jazz to traditional Irish. But a typewriter duet? That is a first.
Our video clip starts with the introduction of a Norwegian typist named Freya. At Dr. K’s prompting, she starts tapping away on her typewriter, setting a rhythmic base. As she punches the keys, Dr. K, ever the maestro, weaves his melody around her typewritten bluesy beats.
However, as they progress, the duet takes a turn for the intense. The tempo picks up, and Freya doesn’t just stop at typing. She begins to hum and sway along, creating a spectacle with passers-by entranced and filming.
In addition to their mesmerizing performance, there’s an insightful post-jam chat. The ever-curious Dr. K inquires why Freya sticks to a typewriter in our digital age. Her response is poignant, highlighting the raw authenticity and spontaneity it brings to her writing. There’s no ‘backspace’ in life; sometimes, you must type over your mistakes.
Moreover, what was she typing amidst the jam? Poetry, she reveals. We’re treated to an impromptu reading, proving that the day’s collaboration is more than just a fusion of sounds—it intertwines stories.
Don’t just take our word for it, though. You have to see and hear it to believe it. Share this video clip because there’s nothing like an unexpected duet to brighten your day. Who knew a typewriter could be this entertaining?