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Mom, we totally have a legit excuse to play with our food. Check out this video of J. Viewz, a Brooklyn-based artist who made music using fruits and vegetables.

  Mom, we totally have a legit excuse to play with our food. Check out this video of J. Viewz, a Brooklyn-based artist who made music using fruits and vegetables. It's totally bananas.

 Fruits and vegetables used to make music


Mom, we totally have a legit excuse to play with our food. Check out this video of J. Viewz, a Brooklyn-based artist who made music using fruits and vegetables. It's totally bananas.

With what most people use as fixings for dinner, songwriter-producer-artist J. Viewz, also known as Jonathan Dagan, turned into a crazy cool song.

Using eggplants, carrots, grapes, strawberries, kiwis, and mushrooms, Dagan played a tasty rendition of Massive Attack's 1998 song "Teardrop."

Dagan used a circuit board called MaKey MaKey  (pronounced may-kee may-kee) which allows you to hook up almost anything to a computer keyboard.

As explained on NPR, "By touching the object, you close the circuit, and a signal is sent to the MaKey Makey. The circuit board then translates this electronic signal into a keyboard signal which is sent to your computer." The circuit keyboard allows you to transform any object into a keyboard key.

Dagan kicked things up a notch when he rewired the circuit board to connect with an electronic piano keyboard instead of the standard computer keyboard to create his music.

"When I did it, I didn't really have any thoughts behind it," Dagan told the Toronto Star. "It seemed like a fun thing to try out."

The video quickly went viral and currently has close to 600,000 views.

Dagan's not letting the attention go to his head though. He admits he doesn't want to be known as "That guy with the vegetables."

“It’s awesome just to honor a temporary inspiration that you had and not cling to it, because it becomes the only thing. I am just moving forward, I am not going to continue with the vegetables.”

Listen to J. Viewz' song:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmTav3SYsc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

 
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