Sunday, January 13, 2008

Music for the Wife -- Apocalyptica

I'm always dazzled by the range of musical tastes The Wife has. One of the first bands she ever turned me on to was Apocalyptica -- 4 virtuoso Finnish cellists covering Metallica. It was one of the most unusual bands I'd ever heard. I think that even if someone didn't know Metallica, they will be impressed by these guys -- they really are amazing musicians.

She was proud of this particular catch, because she asserts she won an argument with her mother about how heavy metal, and Metallica in specific, wasn't music. When she played "One" as played by Apocalyptica she proved her mother wrong. [I know V.A. Momma reads this blog -- I am only the messenger. Only reporting what I'm told ma'am, I assure you.]

The embedded video below is the debate breaker for The Wife, and has good production values. This video, however, shows the completely unexpected sight of cellists as Rock Star Gods on stage -- replete with thousands of screaming fans, twirling hair, the whole rot.

As we watched and picked these videos, The Wife (who played violin in High School) said that as a teenager she would have had a crush on every single one of these guys -- "the cellos, the hair... oh yeah I would have followed them around like a puppy."



Enjoy cognitive dissonance whenever you can find it,

Bp

11 comments:

CtheG said...

I would have been pushing KT out of the way for some of that....however something tells me she would have clocked me and just walked over me....But I would have tried...

Kate said...

love those guys.....I'd be in line too ;)

Katye said...

There's 4, so more than enough to go around. And I assure you CtheG, none of these boys would have had ANYTHING to do with me, per my stellar track record in High School of exactly ZERO boys!

I did have the biggest crush on the amazingly talented 1st Cello player in my orchestra, Charlie DuChateau. Cute and hell AND a rock star name, what gives!??!! Of course, COMPLETE and PARALYZING social awkwardness made that impossible, but a girl could dream! HEehehhe!

Stu Farnham said...

KT .. complete and paralyzing social awkwardness (or anything else, for that matter...)

Talk about your congnitive dissonance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

astock27 said...

Holy shit! I've been listening to Apocolyptica for years and have never seen them (only heard). I didn't even know they were guys! BTW: in music theory (High School) we all had to transpose a popular rock song for a string quartet...the end result was very similar to these guys. I can assure KT's mom that there is real music behind a surprising variety of metal. I wrote a cover of Cheap Trick that sounded sweet!

Bpaul said...

Estu, There is much in Prehistory that you do not know Glashoppa.

Astock, you can just stop at "in music theory (High School)" -- riiight there buddy. Excuse me while I die of green poisoning.

You didn't go to school in california did you... DID YOU.

*sigh*

Anonymous said...

Ah, you know, you raise 'em up and you put 'em out there and BLAP ! They think they got that attitude all on their own... Well, I'M converted...a mind is a great thing to change. Especially in things musical. Live long enough and we'll hear it all...or will we? VA momma, everlovin'

Marty said...

For a different slant along the same lines, check out Hayseed Dixie. Rock music done bluegrass. I think the totally redid Back in Black bluegrass style.

Bpaul said...

Marty, I totally will check them out.

Dig bluegrass anyhow.

Bpaul said...

Hmm, if your daughter is The Wife, I wonder what that makes you VA momma.

I'll have to contemplate that.

:-)

CtheG said...

KT, my complete and paralyzing social awkardness was so LOUD that the only things that would help were drugs and alcohol, LOTS of it. So although I was still completely terrified, I didn't hear the yelling in my head anymore and could go out and focus all of my H.S. attention on Boys instead of English class, Math class, etc.... Hence the spelling errors, and horrible punctuation etc etc etc. I think at this point I'd rather have the good spelling instead of a list of guys from H.S......
I'm working on it !