Author David Levithan once said, “Music is everywhere. It’s in the air between us, waiting to be sung.” A bemusing video making the rounds of the internet shows that music is also, apparently, in the shovels we drop on concrete driveways.
In the clip posted above, the memorable opening guitar riff to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is recreated perfectly by the combination of gravity and a falling shovel. While even the most attentive music fan may not be able to immediately place the falling shovel’s song, a helpful viewer captured the musical moment on camera and spliced it into the music video for Nirvana’s tune. The results are surprising and somewhat uncanny.
While the shovel probably won’t be going on tour any time soon, one can only hope that this video will inspire a long line of copycats featuring people throwing rakes, hoes, brooms and even power tools in the hopes of recreating say, a Slipknot or Kanye song.