With the passing of Anna Russell, you might have thought that the days of smart musical parody were over. But watch out for Igudesman and Joo. Their skit Rachmaninov's Big Hands is an instant classic. (Thanks to Matthew Van Brink.)... Funny also is the fake video "Pop Goes My Heart" from the Hugh Grant movie Music and Lyrics. Can't vouch for the movie itself. (Via Idolator.)... Welcome NYC's newest music blog, Feast of Music, written from the standpoint of a young Park Slope-based concertgoer. One of Pete's first posts rounds up all the student ticket deals available at New York's leading institutions. If you're in the demo, you can get $25-35 tickets at the Met, $12 tickets at the Philharmonic, and $10 tickets at Carnegie — the best seats available in each case. By the way, I keep adding new sites to my Music Blogs page. When I started Noise, in May 2004, I had links to only five other classical blogs: Jessica Duchen, Sandow, Gann, aworks, and The Rambler.... John Birge at Minnesota Public Radio advises that the orchestra and chorus heard in that Nike Mozart Requiem commercial are the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Andreas Delfs. A fine performance, sneakers or no.