G Koop & O-man: The Clean Episodes (part I)

I enjoy sharing my musical tastes and talents with my students, but the world of hip hop can be gritty (to put it lightly).  As an artist (and a rational adult) I believe that censorship is a ridiculous concept and thus I do not ask our guest emcees and rappers to “watch their language.”  Nor do I “bleep” them in post-production.

Employing clever editing, I can often avoid gratuitous profanity in our videos, but I don’t lose sleep over foul language.  They’re just words, and I have never understood why some words are “bad”; in fact, some of the most disturbing diatribe spews forth in the floweriest and most righteous of language.

I understand that not everyone shares these views, and so I have always been hesitant to allow my younger students (and their parents) easy access to information about my alter ego “O-man” (short for “Omelette-man” due to my deep love of omelettes) from the beat-production web series G Koop & O-man.  I am proud to present the following episodes of G Koop & O-man, which have all been stamped as CLEAN (there may be a little innuendo from time to time, but nothing graphic):

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Prelude VIII in Eb Minor

I love this piece.  Despite being one of Bach’s simpler works from the Well-Tempered Clavier, its great emotional depth and playful characters make it incredibly enjoyable to play.  I liked this performance of this piece, though I hit one wrong note.  Which one is it?

[youtube http://youtu.be/lFeoQ5FxaIs]

Also, it’s got ill gangsta flave.