I wrote just over a year ago about trying to identify the frenetic music always being played while the Ed Sullivan Plate-Spinning guy (Next contest: What was his name and whatever happened to him. I have to think he died quite young–from hypertension or somesuch). My new best friend Michael Goettee, whom I now owe a cup of coffee, has finally identified it as Aram Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance”:
Just try and sit still (or spin plates) listening to that.
P.S. My benefactor has his own website, I see, and is a heck of an artist. Please visit him at MichaelGoattee.com and buy something and maybe I can get out of this whole cup of coffee thing (‘cuz I’m sure he’d insist on Starbucks).
UPDATE: Never mind on the second contest, I found out the plate-spinning guy’s name is Erich Brenn. There’s finally a video up at Youtube of him doing this, but I’m not allowed to embed it in the blog so you can watch it here. (But it’s got the WRONG MUSIC!!)