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October 7, 2012 9:15 AM   Subscribe


 
Pepsi Black?
posted by therubettes at 9:18 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Shaun got drunk and made a video with his cat Bill Murray.
After the singer's little niece explained to him who Psy was and called a band meeting about how we could make a video that would "go viral."

He doesn't know we're posting this.
Yes he does, because it's part of our explicit strategy to "go viral" that we came up in that meeting with our publicist.

If you found it, good for you.
Because we sent out the link to everyone desperately hoping it would get posted on websites.

Now spread it until he notices

Or until we get as famous as Psy, which is what we were hoping for when we planned and uploaded this obviously premeditated video.
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:21 AM on October 7, 2012 [22 favorites]


This fits with my personal experience. All the metal dudes I've gotten to know are just softies who love cats like everyone else.
posted by naju at 9:23 AM on October 7, 2012 [19 favorites]


(Don't even get me started on noise dudes and their love of cats)
posted by naju at 9:26 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


drjimmy11, go ahead and flag it if you like, but we have tons of viral videos posted here, even Gangnam Style, so I'm not sure what your point is.
posted by desjardins at 9:29 AM on October 7, 2012 [9 favorites]


He's obviously lipsynching.
posted by kafziel at 9:29 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've never known a metal dude who didn't like cats, which is why all the mockery of Danzig being caught shopping for cat food kinda surprised me. Stop trying so hard and embrace the kitty, poseurs.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:32 AM on October 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is catnip a gateway drug to metal or is it the other way around?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:34 AM on October 7, 2012


My friend's brother in law is a member of a fairly well-known metal band. He is the sweetest, calmest, steadiest guy you could ever meet. He dotes on his family and their wild collection of pets. They have dogs, cats, I think some reptiles too, a toddler, and a mule. I do not know why they have a mule, but they have one. They moved up to an acreage specifically because they needed to have the mule. The cats and dogs are all rescues, most of them old and addled in one way or another. The kid is adorable.

Whenever I hear a mention of that band, all I can think is that in his spare time, Metal Guy is probably well blanketed with cats, with a toddler overtop, and that takes the scary right out of the music.

(The wife, on the other hand -- she's four feet of Italian and ten inches of hellfire. That's the one you gotta look out for.)
posted by cmyk at 9:34 AM on October 7, 2012 [27 favorites]


I love how the cat is utterly indifferent the whole time. It makes me wonder what his life is like such that this is an unremarkable occurrence.
posted by d. z. wang at 9:36 AM on October 7, 2012 [11 favorites]


Poor kitty.
posted by Longtime Listener at 9:37 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Guys, guys, you can just intentionally lipsync with your cat and post it on the internet and say "i fuckin' lipsynced with my cat, suck on that, internet". It's actually more metal than pretending it's a candid camera thing.
posted by cortex at 9:40 AM on October 7, 2012 [8 favorites]


This is how you sing drunk to a cat...
posted by stifford at 9:43 AM on October 7, 2012 [16 favorites]


He dotes on his family and their wild collection of pets. They have dogs, cats, I think some reptiles too, a toddler, and a mule.

If you're lumping the toddler in with the pets, that must be one HELL of a rambunctious kid.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:47 AM on October 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ha - one of my best friends is a drummer in a stoner metal band. He and his wife love animals (they had a bearded dragon, who passed a couple years ago, RIP Yoshi), a bunny, a couple birds, 2 dogs (*shudder*), and like 5 cats, no kids though. My friend is actually probably the most fucking Zen mother fucker I know. I seriously don't know anyone as chill as he is. It's a little disturbing, actually. And when he gets even a teensy bit angry it really feels like a full on rage even is coming because it contrasts with his usual zen state. Yes, metal and cats. The singer/lead guitarist of that band had ferrets, though i don't know what sorts of animals he has anymore. But he does have 2 or 3 kids.
posted by symbioid at 9:48 AM on October 7, 2012


Hey, humans (drunk or otherwise) aren't the only ones who sing to cats, you know.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:50 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure what your point is.

I think his point is that the video's caption seems like fiction. I dunno, maybe he can clarify. The comment seemed pretty clear to me, though. It also made me laugh. (The video didn't.)
posted by cribcage at 9:51 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


d. z. wang : I love how the cat is utterly indifferent the whole time. It makes me wonder what his life is like such that this is an unremarkable occurrence.

It made me wonder if the cat has already gone deaf (or started that way)... Having someone screaming right in their (very sensitive) ears would tend to really, really bother most cats.

Either that, or if the singer lip-synched the whole thing.
posted by pla at 9:54 AM on October 7, 2012


I like how the cat is all - hmm OK this again is there food here somewhere oh look he's talking to me again hi guy I don't really care we've been through this wow boring ok look is there a heating vent around here oh lay off the screaming we get it already hmmm maybe there's some food left in the dish can i get down now oh i guess i'm here for the five minutes unless i go limp and maybe he'll drop me *going limp* ok that didn't work oh bother...
posted by jimmythefish at 9:57 AM on October 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


if the singer lip-synched the whole thing.

Open-and-shut lip-synch case here, folks.

He did it well, though: excellent timing, and with an impressive array of comic facial expressions. It was all way too good, actually, to be coming from anyone who was actually drunk.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:57 AM on October 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


THIS IS HOW YOU SING DRUNK TO A CAT...

I was drunk. Please don't sue me.

Bull! We can forgive singing drunk to a cat. Posting drunken cat singing makes you liable for damages.
Now leave teh poor kitteh alone, you loser.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:02 AM on October 7, 2012


This is a petition for Bill Murray to save Bill Murray from the jaws of 1993.
posted by nickrussell at 10:09 AM on October 7, 2012


Don't ruin this for me with your rationality. Don't you dare ruin this for me.
posted by d. z. wang at 10:10 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Given the fact that his band is called "Give Zombies the Vote," I would infer that he is...not unaware of Internet memes, viral videos, etc.

Still a great video, though, and you can tell he loves that cat.
posted by infinitywaltz at 10:13 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The cat perfectly (I avoided the obvious pun because it might have changed the meaning of my comment) reflected my response to that.
posted by HuronBob at 10:14 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking it's easier to lip synch your own song than another person's, but maybe a musician can clarify.
posted by desjardins at 10:17 AM on October 7, 2012


The line between heavy metal mugging face and Beaker from the Muppets is a very thin one indeed.
posted by The Whelk at 10:19 AM on October 7, 2012 [14 favorites]


Don't ruin this for me with your rationality. Don't you dare ruin this for me.

Forget it wang. It's Metafilter.
posted by howfar at 10:21 AM on October 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


All the metal dudes I've gotten to know are just softies who love cats like everyone else.

Um uh, no idea what you mean.

It's more melodic death metal (that's when you actually can sorta kinda understand the words) than hardcore though.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:29 AM on October 7, 2012


All the metal dudes I've gotten to know are just softies who love cats like everyone else.

And punk dudes. I went to a party at Messrs. Dave Yow & Dave Sims' house many years ago, and whenever anyone showed up, they would greet the guest at the door and say "Hi, I'm Dave, this is my roommate Dave, & this is Dave the cat."

My 80's punk band had a song called Ooh, My Kitty. It's lyrics in their entirety were:

Ooh, my kitty
He's furry all over
Ooh, my kitty
He's furry all over
And when he lays down his little head
and he goes to bed,
that's when I say
Ooh, my kitty
He's furry all over.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:30 AM on October 7, 2012 [14 favorites]


[guitar noise]ing brutal!
posted by stevil at 10:33 AM on October 7, 2012


I spent five minutes trying to figure out how Bill Murray got involved with this video? Was it like when he went to the college kids' party and did the dishes?
posted by bpm140 at 10:34 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bill Murray is the voice of the cat because he thought the Coen Brothers were directing again.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 10:36 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't think he's drunk.
posted by limeonaire at 10:37 AM on October 7, 2012


Pffft. Singing to your cat is nothing. Now changing into a wolf - that would be something...
posted by Wordshore at 10:38 AM on October 7, 2012




:07-:10 (Bill Murray decides to pee in Shaun's shoe)
1:51 ("BOTH" he says.)
3:07 ("Soon" he says.)
3:14 ("NOW" he says.)
posted by peagood at 10:52 AM on October 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Cats are always unimpressed. They are also unimpressed with my interpretive dancing.






ANYONE POSTING VIDEO OF ME INTERPRETIVE DANCING AT MY CATS WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE SHALL SUFFER A CREATIVELY HORRIBLE FATE
posted by louche mustachio at 10:53 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


who is this guy (sorta NSFW)? googling the name only brings up the tumblr pic.
posted by desjardins at 11:04 AM on October 7, 2012


\m/ =(^.^)= \m/
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:08 AM on October 7, 2012 [13 favorites]


I think that's Zach Quinto. But idk.
posted by jph at 11:09 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Quinto's arms aren't nearly that big.

Don't ask how I know that.
posted by The Whelk at 11:11 AM on October 7, 2012


What a jerk. That cat is clearly not a happy camper. He has a pretty bad case of Kitty Rage Ears through most of it.
posted by The Master and Margarita Mix at 11:12 AM on October 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


post says he's Dionysus Cthonio so there's that.
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on October 7, 2012


What a jerk. That cat is clearly not a happy camper. He has a pretty bad case of Kitty Rage Ears through most of it.

HOUSE! I win the Metafilter spoiling shit bingo!
posted by howfar at 11:15 AM on October 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


Most cats I know aren't inclined to sue.
But
Sometimes they can leave things in your shoe.
posted by mule98J at 11:24 AM on October 7, 2012


Cats are the most metal of pets; they serve no master but the can opener.
posted by zippy at 11:28 AM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


What a jerk. That cat is clearly not a happy camper. He has a pretty bad case of Kitty Rage Ears through most of it.

It was almost entirely mildly frustrated toleration. Only one or twice did I see it cross over into actual anger. That cat obviously likes him, with a bit of "dude, seriously put me down" on the side.
posted by chimaera at 11:32 AM on October 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


Well, maybe it was manipulative and fake but it totally worked on me. GET ALL METAL ON CAT followed by NUZZLE CAT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT SO is like some kind of cheat code for skipping past my usual defense systems.

I am listening to their album and I would go see them live, especially if they're touring with the cat. Good job, the best ever metal band with a silly cat video from Boston.
posted by rhythm and booze at 11:36 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've noticed that generally, the more alcohol people consume the less their cats want anything to do with them.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:44 AM on October 7, 2012


This shouldn't be surprising that metal and cats go together. I mean, cats are only cute 95% of the time. That last 5% is "Let's see what I need to do in order to make the humans scream and roar and smash something to pieces" time.
posted by gueneverey at 11:49 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


This Is Just To Say

I have pooped
in the shoes
that were by
the front door

and which
you were probably
planning
to wear today

Forgive me
you probably can't even remember
the shouting
in my ear
posted by chavenet at 11:58 AM on October 7, 2012 [12 favorites]


Why are you holding me? You know this is not the most comfortable position for me right? Wait, what's that? Music is playing. You're playing your loud-- oh, you're lipsyncing now. Hee-larious. This is a thing that's happening. (pronounced sigh) Okay, turn into the slide. This will last only a few minutes. Don't make eye contact. Don't make eye contact. Look away, feign indifference. Yes yes, you think you're so adorable, that's nice. Could really use some being put down now. (longer sigh) And there's no way I'm wriggling out of this, huh. I hope you're satisfied. ... Whew, back on the ground. I am out of here with a capital O, need some alone time.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:59 AM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Your favorite cat thinks you suck.
posted by srboisvert at 12:03 PM on October 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


It's more melodic death metal (that's when you actually can sorta kinda understand the words) than hardcore though.

The music is like a Children of Bodom tribute, but I'd pet the kitty.
posted by ersatz at 12:05 PM on October 7, 2012


My friend's brother in law is a member of a fairly well-known metal band.

The internet demands to know the name of the band with metal catloving musicians. It's important for reasons.
posted by ersatz at 12:07 PM on October 7, 2012


I'm impressed the cat tolerated this for so long. Arcticcat would have lasted about 15 seconds before I'd be dealing with a claw in my eyeball.

Yes, he loves his cat. Clearly well cared for.
posted by arcticseal at 12:43 PM on October 7, 2012


Ditto, arcticseal. My Ada would have started squirming at about 5 seconds in.
posted by tickingclock at 12:53 PM on October 7, 2012


1:50-1:53: Kitty sings along.
posted by dhens at 12:53 PM on October 7, 2012


I feel like I just failed a Turing test or something. Either I'm crazy or the rest of you are.
posted by Bookhouse at 1:17 PM on October 7, 2012


It's the toxoplasmosis.
posted by desjardins at 1:23 PM on October 7, 2012 [8 favorites]


Whether or not this is 'real' (I'm inclined to think it's just a stunt) I absolutely loved the music, and thought the video was funny. So thanks!

There are worse ways to try to become famous. Singing death metal to a cat is one of the better ones.
posted by Malice at 2:03 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kitty Rage Ears is the name of my new death metal band. As soon as I figure out how to add some umlauts.
posted by 445supermag at 2:10 PM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


check the Norwegian alphabet post
posted by desjardins at 2:29 PM on October 7, 2012


First stone and all that...
posted by Cyrano at 2:45 PM on October 7, 2012


Kitty rage ears thought the umlauts were mousy eyes and et 'em.
posted by zippy at 2:47 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metal guys are all so idiosyncratic. They all love cats, play wow, and are really all really nice guys!
posted by Ad hominem at 3:09 PM on October 7, 2012


srboisvert: "Your favorite cat thinks you suck."

If he did, he wouldn't sleep with me (foot of the bed) EVERY night, despite the times I have accidentally kicked him while making a half-asleep bathroom run.

Yeah, in the head more than once.

No, not hard.

No, he doesn't apparently appreciate the half-coherent apologies.

Yes, he NEVER fails to sleep with me EVERY night.

No, he doesn't think I suck.
posted by Samizdata at 7:21 PM on October 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Everything after 2:02 in this video is pure guava. Loved it.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:11 PM on October 7, 2012


Kitty ræge ärs
posted by lollusc at 1:01 AM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


it's better in actual Norwegian (except kittø / kitteh nya, otherwise it's just "katt")

Kittø rasende ører

I liked the video and also thought the cat was merely nonplussed, not furious. It was pretty clear his kitteh loves him, to have stuck around without a paw-bop to a nose, merely putting its ears back. That was part of how funny it is. "Yeah yeah whatever pssh ur mouthing at me dude you could at least put your other hand under my hind legs ugh how long is this going to last before fud-time siiiiiigh..."
posted by fraula at 2:56 AM on October 8, 2012


I think nonplussed/mildly annoyed cats is what was missing from metal for me.
posted by NoraReed at 4:13 AM on October 8, 2012






Perfect example of a "FML" look.
posted by stormpooper at 7:15 AM on October 11, 2012


Говорящий кот
posted by homunculus at 11:54 AM on October 15, 2012


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