Bosch's 600 year old butt-music from hell


It’s got a good beat, easy to dance to. I’d give it an 85.


I’m surprised I heard about this on Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me! before reading about it here. Normally it’s the other way around, and I always think, yeah, it’s no surprise that Peter Sagal reads BoingBoing.

I would assume he just sat on the book nearby, and the ink was still wet, so if they transcribe directly off his ass they are playing one of the melodies in the book backwards. I can’t tell if it matches up to the page that is open.

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I’d like to know how this cheek music relates to the demon with the string of anal beads for a tongue.

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I don’t know, sounds like ass to me.


Perfect for dancing cheek to cheek…


It now occurs to me that if the “sit ‘n’ print” method was used then the tune would be reversed. Hmmm. If there were also lyrics maybe they’d say something like: “Paul’s ass is dead.”


That’s his tongue? Thank goodness. I thought that thing was slurping Christmas lights out of the poor music butt dude’s ass.

Nowadays, if you say “butt-music from hell,” the first thing to come to mind is something like Nickleback…


But then you’d be in Heaven.


A Spanish early music ensemble already made this in the seventies (watch from 2:16 to skip the intro)

Atrium Musicæ/Gregorio Paniagua, CODEX GLVTEO (Hispavox 1978)

and they even added some lyrics:

Codex Glvteo,
Hyeronimus van Aecken,
Alleluia, Alleuia!


I see what you did there.

sounds like ass.

I think the message was lost to the medium.

That die is wrong. 2 and 5 should be on opposite sides.

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To the right, in the full image, is a guy with a flute up his ass.

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