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Throwing Out the Mascara with the Mead

mokie: Old English drinking songs = trippy.
hamster: Please spare me? :P
mokie: NEVAR. :D Actually, it's interesting.
mokie: You know Mediaeval Baebes?
hamster: Noooooooooooo?
mokie: A couple of female singers in the goth scene realized they share a fondness for Old English chanty-style songs, and formed a group. It's interesting.
mokie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juUNs3vcPNk <-- ignore weird trappings.
hamster: *opening video in question*
hamster: You weren't kidding about the weird trappings, were you?
mokie: Geez, and NOW I find a video of them looking half normal. *facepalm*
hamster: 'Tis what I get for loading a video from something called the Festival of Immortality.
mokie: I was not kidding. seriously, the goth/nu metal kids HAVE to get over this Medieval Saxon vampire look they're going for.
hamster: Nice biiiig drum. I likes the biiiig drum.
hamster: Nice chant music. Very soothing.
mokie: To be fair, these chicks are from the goth music scene. It's variable; sometimes it's "A Distance There Is," sometimes it's...creepy.
hamster: Tell me, dear Mokie. Is this dancing I'm seeing in the first video you sent me, examples of the classic kelpy sway?
mokie: I do believe it is that kelpy sway. I was shocked that one tried to get some clapping going, and was not stoned by the goth audience.
hamster: How do they sing with those fangs in?
mokie: That's what I wonder--I think only a couple had fangs in, and the rest were carrying the majority of the tune.
hamster: They got everyone clapping. That was even weirder.
hamster: I did not know goths clapped at concerts!

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mokie
Apr. 17th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
I say again, listening to Old English is like listening to Bjork speak: you almost just barely understand it but still say, "Huh?"

Edited at 2009-04-17 07:40 pm (UTC)
vampyrichamster
Apr. 17th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm quite happy to stash this under "pretty sounding mumbles", myself. It has that comforting quality that listening to music in a language you can barely understand offers.
countlibras
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
HAHA!

I have a couple of their old albums. XD
vampyrichamster
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Wow, talk about random happenstances!
desertwolf
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong that my focus was on the guitarist with the mesh shirt whose every turn was noticeable because his nipple ring would shine through? o.O Mind you, there was constant chuckles at the "artistry" of it all.

I say someone should use this as their next Eurovision entry! ;o)
vampyrichamster
Apr. 17th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
It must say something my capacity for observation too -- I didn't even notice the guitarist, or his nipple ring! Total Eurovision material it is, though.
desertwolf
Apr. 18th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Hmm, looking through the other videos I've just realized I have seen something of theirs before back in 2002 AND liked it. I just didn't know it was them doing the vocals and they looked normal. Delerium - "Aria"
vampyrichamster
Apr. 21st, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
They do look normal! And pretty! And vaguely undead!
mokie
Apr. 18th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Synchronicity!

I had to flip over to a new tab, because the backing band being all mesh and leather and trying to rock out to Old English chanting was giving me anachronism tics.
vampyrichamster
Apr. 18th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Right, you two. You've made me watch this video again, and yes, I saw the guitarist with the nipple ring. I also really think every one of them girls was wearing fangs now, which, y'know -- is still pretty impressive, since they're singing and all.
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