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May 16, 2012 6:42 AM   Subscribe

The eight fingered Polish-Norwegian artist Andrej Nebb with his band, performing Bo jo cie kochom in Oslo in 1980. How he lost two fingers? Cutting his guitar with a chainsaw. That’s why he had to play bass instead. Basically he fled communism to live a rock ‘n’ roll life. Here he is back in Poland in 2002, at Przystanek Woodstock.
posted by nordlys (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is freaking awesome.
posted by CharlesV42 at 6:49 AM on May 16, 2012


Amusingly, I assumed you meant he had eight fingers on one hand, because that seemed really cool and freakish, like the scene from Gattaca with the twelve-fingered piano player. Now I feel cheated.
posted by jph at 6:52 AM on May 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


I assumed you meant he had eight fingers on one hand, because that seemed really cool and freakish, like the scene from Gattaca with the twelve-fingered piano player.

Enjoy.
posted by Fizz at 6:55 AM on May 16, 2012


I enjoyed this a lot, thanks. More people should play the Scythe.
posted by dhoe at 7:05 AM on May 16, 2012


I went to Przystanek Woodstock in 2003 and it's a crazy wonderful festival that is entirely organized by volunteers.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 7:37 AM on May 16, 2012


The eight fingered Polish-Norwegian artist Andrej Nebb

Didn't he have a band with Jerry Garcia for a little while called Missing Digits? No? Oh, wait, he was a member of Stiff Little Fingers, right? No? Oh, I know, he was in Badfinger, right? No? Hmm... oh! He did the soundtrack to Goldfinger, didn't he? No?

OK, I'm gonna check the links, then.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:59 AM on May 16, 2012


Yikes, you'd think you'd be wary of sharp edges after losing a couple fingers? Nah, let's play around with this scythe and this smaller scythe too!
posted by medeine at 8:19 AM on May 16, 2012


Amusingly, I assumed you meant he had eight fingers on one hand, because that seemed really cool and freakish

Me too - because most people have eight fingers (and two thumbs).
posted by KateViolet at 9:26 AM on May 16, 2012


"Bo jo cie kochom" is amazing and I can't believe how little reaction this got here. It's a shame.
posted by jeffen at 5:16 AM on May 18, 2012


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