Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vid Of The Day: Smooth

The bookends are lame but the song kicks ass.


13 comments:

  1. Dueling cellos--WOW! That was so cool! I loved that. They were shredding the bows they were playing so hard. I'll have to show that one to my son.

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  2. I love the cello and those guys are awesome.

    Daisy, this reminds me of a video where a former cello player goes on a rant about why he hates Pachelbel's Canon in D. It's a bit long but funny.

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  3. It's interesting, but...cellos were NEVER meant to be played that way. It's far too harsh. It stretches the strings and makes them incredibly weak, puts incredible pressure on the bridge and can warp or fracture it, and any cellist can tell you...strings for cellos and fitting new bridges run dear. The popped bow hairs show how much abuse those instruments were taking.

    I like when people stretch the boundaries like this. I don't like when instruments have to take injury to do it. My wasted youth was spent in endless orchestra rehearsals as a violinist, and I've never seen anyone who loves their instrument treat it like that. It made me cringe to watch it.

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  4. That was very cool...but I have to say it...ever notice how people playing instruments intensely like that make the same weird faces as ....well, let's just call it cell-O face!

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  5. The cellos are big boys. I think they can handle the abuse. If I thought they were being mistreated I would call PETMI.

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  6. "PETMI" AHA HA HA HA HA! Oh golly, you make me laugh. :D

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  7. I agree with Cary (as usual). It's not like they are whacking hamsters with their bows. In fact, I feel sorta all happy...and...puffy after watching this. Must go cool off.

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  8. "PETMI" LMAO!

    I feel like squashing some bugs now. I'm not sure why.

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  9. They seemed to be playing for a higher register than is usually heard from a cello. They were rocking that m.f. bitch, for shizzzle. I'm sure they were playing harder than necessary for the video than they may have needed to for the recording. Still... awesome.

    I contend that we can finally appreciate Michael Jackson now that he's gone. He won't be diddling kiddies any more, and we can just appreciate his body of work without feeling guilty about it.

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  10. Yeah, that one guy's way up on the end of the fingerboard on that A. It wouldn't sound the same on a violin...the cello's got that amazing rich sound, but still...that's the outer limit of a cello's range!

    I get it on the second viewing: the cellists are the same two guys in the video, and the performance isn't a collaboration, it's a contest to see who can play the best and win the girl! If only all romantic schisms could be solved in the string section...civilisation would be a lot more...civilised. And musical.

    Oh, and rule of thumb: dating a male cellist is a risky, risky undertaking. The non-gay ones get used to having something female shaped between their legs obeying their every command.

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  11. In the future, this is how all romantic rivalries will be resolved.

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  12. I was waiting for those guys just to kiss each other and get it over with.

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