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A Very Short Post About Nothing, Because I Can't Wait For This Week To Be Over

May 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Recently I've been listening to a lot of Rasputina.  And kicking myself that I didn't see their live performance (about 3 miles from my house, damn it) when they came through Santa Fe last year.  Curse my hermit nature.

Because who doesn't love a gothy rock band with cellos?  Especially one that writes songs inspired by J.G. Ballard stories?

I especially enjoy their devotion to historical accuracy. 

Because, as everybody knows, antediluvian giants had double rows of teeth lining their massive jaws.



Susan May 28, 2011 at 3:51 am
I love that you love Rasputina. This makes me inordinately happy. "Transylvanian Concubine" is one of my favorite songs, and I love listening to them when I need to be in that perfect "paranormal mindset".
Ian May 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm
I'd heard of Rasputina a long time ago but somehow thought it wouldn't be my cuppa. Only after that post did I check them out, to quickly find they were very much my cuppa. I love "Transylvanian Concubine", "Olde Dance", "Humankind, As the Sailor", and "Holocaust of Giants". Oh, and "The Donner Party". And "Utopian Society". And "Snow-Hen of Austerlitz". And... Man, I wish I'd gone to see them live.
Scott Denning May 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm
For another distinctive take on the cello, check out Apocalyptica, a "cello metal" band from Finland. Heavy metal on cellos is a marvelous mashup but it somehow works -- their cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" is hauntingly beautiful. One of the more interesting live shows I've attended, and one of the more unusual crowds -- lots of metalheads with more than a few philharmonic types.
Ian May 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Your posts, sir, are always apocalyptic-- in the original, "revelatory," sense of the word. And speaking of apolcalyptic(a)... Wow. The very concept sets my bones aquiver.
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