Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a British philosopher, writer, speaker, and student of comparative religion. He became well known because he popularized Asian philosophies to western audiences.
He wrote more than 25 books about personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness. He was able to relate scientific knowledge with the teachings of eastern and western religion and philosophy.
Why I think he was so appealing to the general masses was the accessibility in his writing – he could convey a fairly complex idea in a very understandable way.
In any case, this video was done by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (yes, Southpark guys!). It’s more about life than about music, but he uses the idea of a composition or a song as a metaphor for life and the pursuit of happiness.
If you like this, then check out more of his words put to video. The Alan Watts website is (UPDATE: no longer accessible) and includes more media.