Tuesday, September 11, 2007

radio sententia -- Rasputina



I've started teaching and am working hard on my dissertation, so it's Homer and Fernando I all the time. I'm just going to let you know what I've been listening to lately. Rasputina is a cello-based rock group with an Edward Gorey feel. I think this video captures their style pretty well.

They also do some fun covers:

7 comments:

Garpu the Fork said...

I really like Rasputina. They constantly keep you guessing.

crystal said...

Can you say more about your humanities class?

Liam said...

Garpu -- that's definitely true.

Crystal -- Here's the general syllabus. My version is only slightly different -- I added some Sappho and "Antigone."

crystal said...

Wow, what a great class. I've read everything there for the fall, and most of the stuff for spring. There's not much Roman stuff? I hope you keep us updated on how the class is going.

Liam said...

Yeah, and not a lot of medieval stuff, either. Oh, well.

The class is going well. We just finished the "Iliad."

Jeff said...

Hmmmm. 'Barracuda' on cello... I'm surprised no law has been passed regarding this sort of thing...

I like the Rasputina video with Karloff and Lugosi.

cowboyangel said...

Uh . . . I'm going to have to start drinking before I watch these videos. This must be what happens when one gets old and bored with rock and roll - we become amused with things like guys dressed up in monk outfits singing Led Zeppelin songs, or women playing "Barracuda" on cello.

The first video reminds me of Bjork, without her great voice. I think this woman needs to hire a singer - she's not bad, but in both videos she sounds like she's straining herself, yet she still sounds weak.

I'd have to hear more.

Plus, I'm still messed up over that Nick Cave - David Sanborn thing. That's left me shaken, so my judgment may be off.