The Barefoot Polka

December 21, 2018 8:40 AM

"Gymnopedie" is just a pretentious word for "Barefoot". I made this for DJ Stashu's Homemade Polka Contest on WFMU.

I took a midi file of Satie's Gymnopedies and tweaked it a bit.

posted by moonmilk (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have no idea what Satie would think, but I think it's great fun.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:22 AM on December 23, 2018

I think that the fact that it's still compelling at that speed attests to it being a really solid chord progression and melody.

I was wondering what gymnopedie meant!
posted by umbú at 4:52 PM on December 24, 2018

This owns
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:25 PM on December 25, 2018

posted by ageispolis at 12:03 AM on December 31, 2018

"Gymnopedie" is just a pretentious word for "Barefoot".

People disagree about what that title really means, but according to here, and elsewhere online, the 'pedie' in this case doesn't refer to feet, but comes from a Greek word meaning 'children’s play.' And most people say 'naked' instead of 'bare' – in other words, in the old days in Greece, a gymnopedia was a group of naked young people doing a sacred dance at a religious festival.

In any case, the music you post here is always inventive, and this one particularly appeals to me.
posted by LeLiLo at 3:31 PM on January 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

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