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“It’s a love story…”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2011 in potpourri |

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.

NPR talks about the making of the music video here, and you can read the lyrics to “The Curse” here.

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!]

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