Skip to comments.Beethoven: It All Began With a Thump (LOL!...a monkey thump, that is)
Posted on 10/21/2009 6:29:00 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Oct 17, 2009 Macaques (small monkeys) shake branches and sometimes thump on logs. Ode to Joy could not be far behind. Maybe concert music began as a threatening display or show of strength (think gorilla chest-beating). This is not a joke (at least, intentionally). Charles Q. Choi wrote for Live Science in all seriousness, When monkeys drum...
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When monkeys jerked their gherkins, were those the earliest beginnings of anthropology?
Be careful. I overheard a guy saying that John Barleycorn must die.
Music ain’t Science. It don’t count for shinola.
They can try, but Sir John will prevail...
Heres little Sir John in a nut-brown bowl,
And brandy in a glass;
And little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl
Proved the stronger man at last!
Well that’s good. I probably shouldn’t traffic in rumors.
Or was it "The Wide World of Sports: The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat".
Damn the gherkins, full speed ahead.
Uh oh, he said the macaca word.
Tonight... When Monkeys Drum!
The Nairobi Trio!
Ernie Kovacs, Frank Sinatra/Jack Lemmon and Edie Adams.
Hey hey we’re the Monkeys....
Some wierd IDers on your link. ID is about evolution and a dead God. Why are they on a creationist site?
" It is difficult to see how any of this wording explains the origin of complex biological information such as eyes, wings, and new body plans."
Maybe George Allen will apologize - he's well versed in that!
“It has also been recognized that language emerged in close association with music (1, 4648), and it is likely that any underlying common neural substrate would have propagated through primate evolution. Although monkeys have neither language nor musical abilities (49, 50), they communicate by using vocalizations, and their drumming behavior may well be homologous to that used by humans in the context of instrumental music (1). Hence primate drumming might represent a precursor of musical abilities in humans, a notion that is also underscored by the ubiquity of drumming across human cultures (51) and its innate nature (52, 53). Our finding of overlapping brain networks involved in the processing of vocalizations and drumming sounds can hence be interpreted as revealing functional mechanisms to support the theory that vocal communication and drumming may have coevolved into the human faculties of language and music.”
However the Great Spotted Woodpecker has been taking lessons from monkeys it appears or maybe the monkey drummers have been hiring out as teachers.
“Great Spotted Woodpecker is noted for his loud drumming. In early spring, the forests are filled with the sound of his drumming on trees. He is calling for a mate. The longer and more intense the drum, the more interested a female Great Spotted Woodpecker will be. A particular tree branch is chosen for a drumming post. Perched there, He rains blows on the branch, making the drumming audible great distances.
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
And I thought the girls loved guitar players!
There is also the drum fish.
Can’t be. Fish can’t hold the drum sticks.
Thanks for the ping!
....and your problem with this is......?
GGGs only problem is finding enough articles to post each day to make his boss' quota.
Just when I was about to retire for the evening, you had to go and say that. I have decided to reward your efforts by posting another creation link in your honor. Be sure to look for it :o)
PS And seeing how I’m my own boss, I meet my quota (which is whatever I feel like) no matter what.
I usually just see them pop up in the News/Activism posts. However, if you want to make my day, ping me!
I wish you luck on finding a bride.