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Ooh! I really love your (b)ass(oon) right now.
September 10, 2011 2:39 PM   Subscribe

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet perform hits by Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Owl City, and even (wotta concept!) manage to sneak in some classical music. (MLYT)
posted by The Ardship of Cambry (20 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
And they're cute!
posted by rotifer at 3:00 PM on September 10, 2011


Interview.
posted by rotifer at 3:03 PM on September 10, 2011


When cute, talented, smart women make fart jokes, I find it oddly sexy. Thanks for the post, I enjoyed this a lot.
posted by Mcable at 3:15 PM on September 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Any way you slice it, that's about twenty feet of undeniable musical instrument.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:19 PM on September 10, 2011


A snippet of Edmund Welles playing "Lithium".

Too bad they took their performance of "Big Bottom" down from their website.
posted by kenko at 3:25 PM on September 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


"First, we get their attention with pop music played on classical instruments. From there, it will be a piece of cake to get everyone to appreciate classical music."

The second half of that idea never really pans out.

And, real classical bassoon quartet music just barely justifies the intentional gathering of 4 (!) double reed instruments, with players, in the same room. Pop songs aren't nearly harmonically interesting enough to outweigh the concentrated destructive power of quattri faggoti!
posted by TheRedArmy at 3:46 PM on September 10, 2011


What do you call a thousand bassoons at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start.

Actually, though, the instrument has it's unique charms. I look forward to hearing what these gals are doing. Thanks for the post.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:38 PM on September 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


God, I HATE that apostrophe I just posted above. Little bastard.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:27 PM on September 10, 2011


More cowbell
posted by stbalbach at 6:46 PM on September 10, 2011


Awesome!
posted by arnicae at 7:08 PM on September 10, 2011


LOL SACKBUTTS
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:12 PM on September 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Not to be confused with Genghis Barbie, basically the same exact bullshit except sluttier and with french horns.
posted by ReeMonster at 8:54 PM on September 10, 2011


...sluttier and with french horns.

Yeah, we shared a bill once. Wound up sleeping with all four of 'em that night. You wouldn't believe what they can do with those horns.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:21 PM on September 10, 2011


Their big closer, of course, is Classical Gas.
posted by msalt at 11:15 PM on September 10, 2011


Futomomo Satisfaction, bikinis and trombones.
posted by bonefish at 1:41 AM on September 11, 2011



...sluttier and with french horns.

Yeah, we shared a bill once. Wound up sleeping with all four of 'em that night


The hard part is, that whenever they kiss you, they try to put their hand up your butt.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:48 AM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


As a fellow bassoonist, thanks for this. I love bassoon. Bassoonists are all so weird. And they did a tribute to the Bubonic Bassoon Quartet, too. Oh man, I'm bassoon nerding out!
posted by danielle the bee at 5:49 PM on September 11, 2011


What, no Bee Gees?
posted by KChasm at 7:34 PM on September 11, 2011


I love musicians with a sense of humor! Wonderful woodwind weirdness. Thanks!
posted by kinnakeet at 5:39 AM on September 12, 2011


I used to play sometimes, years ago, in a band in Boston led by a bassoon player. Coincidentally, a female. She was all into Brazilian music, and she did all these Brazilian jazzy-kinda tunes. I played percussion. One thing I remember is that she was constantly futzing around with her reeds. Those little double reeds, man, they're apparently really temperamental: you gotta keep 'em wet but not too wet. It seemed like a hella job just keeping the reed thing together.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:10 AM on September 12, 2011


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