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May 15 2005

Rasputina concert pictures. From their recent show in San Francisco.

Rasputina's 'Transylvanian Concubine' plays during Drusilla's party in Surprise.

I actually like a couple of their songs. The music itself is very nice. Dig Ophelia (about the Hamlet characters death) and Donner Party are my favs (donner isn't really a song).
... isn't that a bit of a stretch for making this front-page material? IJS.
I think that's for the mods to decide.
Disagree, Daromaius. I'm as in to the music, as I am to the actors, writers, directors that are regularly featured here. Sometimes, more.

Caroline, did you attend this show? Been curious about Rasputina, but never purchased a CD. Would be most interested in a reco. I've always loved "Transylvanian Concubine" and the scene in which it played. (Gorgeous set design, that.)

And this seems as good a time as any to say that I still am grateful to BtVS for introducing me to so much interesting music: Velvet Chain, K's Choice, Splendid/Angie Hart, Alison Krauss, etc. I still remember so many scenes based on the song that was playing: Darla and gang approaching the Bronze in slow-mo to "Ballad For Dead Friends," Xander on the floor of his apartment after jilting Anya to "San Paulo Rain," Drusilla and Spike's reunion at the Bronze to "Key," Buffy and Spike at his crypt door to "Out of this World," and who can forget "Blue" in Conversations with Dead People?

It's one of the reasons I miss the show most. Always, with the perfect song to set the perfect tone, without ever falling into that Paula-Cole-if-i-hear-that-song-on-one-more-commercial-for-a-teen-show-i'm-going-to-have-to-fight-somebody trap, and instead, always offering up something cool and fresh to consider. (well, okay, there was that Michelle Branch thing, but it really did kinda work, methinks.) For those of us that crave these music revelations, there's still another one or two soundtracks worth of music in those Seven Seasons. Bush? Tom McRae? Cibo Matto?

[ edited by barest_smidgen on 2005-05-15 16:01 ]
I wasn't there, barest_smidgen, I live in Amsterdam. Just posted the link because I know some folks would be interested. The pictures were taken by a fellow Whedonesqueteeer, by the way.
Thought perhaps you were traveling in service of the music, Caroline. :) Thanks for including these images...hoping the conversation might get me a CD recommendation.
I'd love to travel to S.F. and see the Great American Music Hall, that's for sure.
Sorry for stretching the topic even further but if you like alternative cello music check out a French-Canadian artist named "Jorane". It's an oversimplification buts she's like Tori Amos with a cello instead, amazing sound and talent. There's an 8 minute video with some music samples and background about her here.
Ah, Jorane was a happy discovery via CBC radio about five years ago, around the time her album '16mm' came out. Really great stuff.
ooh, thanks TaraLivesOn...her latest album looks really, really cool.

Edited to add: I'm going to give it a try. The cover's a little Freddie Kreuger meets Edward Scissorhands, but the music sounds wonderful. Thanks again.

[ edited by barest_smidgen on 2005-05-15 17:05 ]
Thanks for the links Caroline :) I'm a huge Rasputina fan outside of their 'verse connections and I would recommend them to anyone. Seen them twice live now and they are just astoundingly fun and talented. barest_smidgen, go ahead and pick up either Frustration Plantation or Cabin Fever for a good first disc to acclimate you to the weird wonder that is Melora and friends.
Ah, zeitgeist. Always the font of knowledge, you.

Thanks for the tip...Frustration Plantation's been added to my WishList. Now, if you could only let us all know whether Cibo Matto can actually clog dance, we'd be ever so grateful...
I was very lucky to see them when they came through Cincinnati. Their talent is unique and they put on a fantastic show. If you haven't heard their albums, try to borrow them from someone or listen to samples on amazon! Very melodic, dramatic, wicked humour, great stories, and extremely pretty music all at once.
Willow: "Cibo Matto can clog dance?"
Answer the questions, hotshot. Fact or fiction?
Fact, Cibo Matto can do whatever they want.
Thank you, TaraLivesOn, I'll look for her new album.
Weird personal Buffy/Cibbo Matto-related fact: I met Sean Lennon a couple of weeks ago. He was really nice. It didn't even cross my mind when I was talking to him that he'd been in an episode of BtVS...

Thinking back on it now, I kick myself for not asking him for some what-was-it-like-to-play-at-The-Bronze?! related questions.

Fool I am. *kicks self*
Bad Kitty said:
...I kick myself for not asking him for some what-was-it-like-to-play-at-The-Bronze?! related questions.


Plus, there's that outstanding clog dancing question...?

(okay, you're right. you don't have to tell me. i'll let it go. really not funny.)
Barest_smidgen, I was just thinking of you, when I saw that you had just posted. (I can't read your name without hearing Spike saying it, in that slow, deep brown voice; more William than Spike.) Mmm mmm.
Tell me about it, SweetMarilyn, tell me about it. I'm right there with you.
Didn't mean to step on toes, Caroline. I was just curious - unlike most, I haven't been here for that long and don't really understand who's who or what's what, and am clearly very out of the loop on certain things. I'm still trying to figure out how to reply to threads in a way that doesn't offend everyone within hearing (reading?) distance, as well.

*sigh* Wish me better luck next time.
Daromaius - Welcome aboard :) You'll get the hang of it, it happens to all of us.

ps to my verbal sparring partner and kindred spirit, barest_smidgen, didn't I just tell you Cibo Matto can do anything they want to? :)

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-05-15 23:50 ]
Daromaius -- no offense taken here. Just honest disagreement between friends, which makes this little corner of the 'verse interesting. (Tho' learning to spot our esteemed mods is never a bad thing. :) ) I'd say "welcome," but I think you've been onboard a bit longer than I have. So, I'll just say your profile is charming, and I'll ask: are you headed to the Bensalem Serenity screening?

And zeitgeist -- you made that crap up. I mean, can you swear that none of them have a club foot, or an allergy to wooden shoes? Think before you state fact, my friend. Because nobody's buying what you're selling this time, mister.
Barest - thanks for the understanding. And no, unfortunately, I couldn't get screening tickets to Bensalem or Philly - the latter of which is actually closer to me, since I'm not in PA just yet.

I have to wait my full five months to see such brilliance.

On the upside, I zOMG saw the trailer on the BIG SCREEN for the first time today! *faints*
Love love love Rasputina. I didn't realize they were playing in SF or I would have been there!
And zeitgeist -- you made that crap up. I mean, can you swear that none of them have a club foot, or an allergy to wooden shoes?


Oh, barest_smidgen, m'dear, your jealousy is so unbecoming! Never mind that for now, however -- no member of Cibo Matto is clubfooted and the only allergy one might have to wooden shoes is not caring for the pain of wearing them for extended periods :)

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