Musician Josh Ritter’s new album came out last May, and one of his tracks tells of a love story between an archaeologist and her mummy – their ups and downs, their joint academic career, and all the time they spend in museums. Ritter’s drummer, Liam Hurley, also happens to be a master puppeteer, and he used his skills to create the music video for the song.
I’m a little sad that Ritter’s lyrics refer to a museum as a tomb, but that’s a small thing compared to the wonderful, creepy, touching, frightening artistic experience of this song.
What do you all think? Too weird? Just right?
[Admin note: This post, perhaps fittingly, is the 100th post here on the Tufts Museum Studies Blog. Here's to 100 more!]