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Watch These Cows Bust a Mooove to Lorde’s ‘Royals’: [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (51 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's better in the original Cow.
posted by The Whelk at 12:57 PM on August 4 [3 favorites]


Nature Fact: Cows have a refined taste in music
posted by ilama at 12:59 PM on August 4


Today is my birthday, and I've decided that this is the internet's present to me.
posted by gladly at 1:02 PM on August 4 [21 favorites]


I like this song much better in trombone-style.

Also, this is really quite exciting to watch.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:03 PM on August 4 [1 favorite]


Who knew cows like trombone so much? I love it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:04 PM on August 4


Also, this is really quite exciting to watch.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:03 PM on August 4 [+] [!]

Agreed. When you see that slight movement over the horizon. You know it's coming. You keep watching. You're holding your breath. And then....COWS!?!?
posted by Fizz at 1:04 PM on August 4 [2 favorites]


Holy shit how many posts have there been about this song, 25? I don't think I can ever listen to it again.
posted by emptythought at 1:10 PM on August 4


but have you listened to it ...AS A COW?
posted by The Whelk at 1:12 PM on August 4 [20 favorites]


Holy shit how many posts have there been about this song, 25?

This is really more of a cow post.
posted by bondcliff at 1:13 PM on August 4 [10 favorites]


Stay for the end. Really.
posted by Runes at 1:13 PM on August 4 [5 favorites]


I don't really care what song it is. Going from zero to peak cow in four minutes is fascinating.
posted by downtohisturtles at 1:14 PM on August 4 [18 favorites]


By the end he's like Cow Elvis.
posted by The Whelk at 1:17 PM on August 4 [2 favorites]


Yay Cows!!! I love cows.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:17 PM on August 4 [2 favorites]


ALSO all this time we could've had cow concerts and we haven't been taking this opportunity what the hell, society.

Cowcerts.
posted by The Whelk at 1:18 PM on August 4 [5 favorites]


Those are sheep disguised as cows.

Evidence: Their unrefined taste in trendy music.

Awesome video!
posted by Ephelump Jockey at 1:19 PM on August 4


"Cow... another cow."

"Actually, I think that was the same one."
posted by brundlefly at 1:29 PM on August 4 [5 favorites]


Calmer than Weird Al's "Foil".
posted by Melismata at 1:32 PM on August 4


This was great. Especially the call and answer at the end.

I grew up next to a dairy farm, and would often help to call the cows in for milking. Our call was "come, Bosssssss, come!"

This lady does a better job at calling then I ever did.

You have to wonder if the cows like the trombone better.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 1:34 PM on August 4 [4 favorites]


"Stay for the end. Really."

It was like an elaborate build-up to the punch line.

My best friend in high school had a few cows. Well, one was his but he had to feed the others. Holy shit, he made a bunch of money when it was butchered. But, um, anyway, all I really have to say is that cows are fucking weird. And that they'll follow you around if they think it's time to eat. I was not aware, though, that they had so much school spirit.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 1:37 PM on August 4


THE DAMN COWS SING AT THE END!!!! HOLY HELL!!!!
posted by pearlybob at 1:56 PM on August 4


"come, Bosssssss, come!"

This derives from the latin name for domestic cows, bos taurus.
posted by beagle at 1:56 PM on August 4 [3 favorites]


"Hey guys, that cow sounds sick. Let's go"

"Yeah."

"yeah"

"Yeah!"
posted by codacorolla at 1:56 PM on August 4 [3 favorites]


I love how the late cows come running up like, wait for me!! That one light brown cow pushes through the crowd! I wanna see!
posted by Malla at 2:02 PM on August 4 [1 favorite]


I...I have to rethink my entire* perspective on cows now, this is groundbreaking stuff.
Thank you for this!

*except for the eating†
i DO try to keep it to free-range grass-fed Cascadia local beef
posted by The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg at 2:04 PM on August 4


Yay Cows!!! I love cows.

I recently watched 'O Brother Where Art Thou' again:
George Nelson: "I hate cops (fires gun). Cows, I hate cows (fires gun)."
posted by ovvl at 2:10 PM on August 4


Those cows were far away, now they are very close.

/FatherTed
posted by arcticseal at 2:23 PM on August 4 [6 favorites]


At the end there was no money in that guy's hat, because cow tipping is a myth.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:43 PM on August 4 [56 favorites]


cow tipping is a myth

Inserts sad trombone here.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 2:50 PM on August 4 [2 favorites]


I was hoping for more of a stampede when I saw the first few appear over the hill.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 2:55 PM on August 4


Black Cow: "Let me get this straight. You don't ever tip, huh?"

Brown Cow: "I don't tip because the herd says I have to. If the farmer really puts forth the effort, I'll give him somethin' extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, farmer's just doin' his job."

Black Cow: "That trombone playing was nice."

Brown Cow: "It was okay. It wasn't anything special."
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:58 PM on August 4 [26 favorites]


But every song's like grass-fed, Wagyu, tippin' in the fields of bloom...
posted by argonauta at 3:11 PM on August 4 [3 favorites]


the opening act for the Cattle Dance Party
posted by whyareyouatriangle at 3:14 PM on August 4 [5 favorites]


I feel like this fellow was a band geek in his younger years.
posted by longdaysjourney at 3:38 PM on August 4


the opening act for the Cattle Dance Party

Holy cow, this is really good
posted by vibratory manner of working at 4:03 PM on August 4


Oh, this is brilliant - cow-singing at the end!
posted by fever-trees at 4:08 PM on August 4


Runes: Stay for the end. Really.

Don't bother. Not enough bestiality to sustain my interest.
posted by dr_dank at 4:10 PM on August 4


A trombone is basically a kazoo putting on airs.
posted by boo_radley at 4:17 PM on August 4


Royale with Cheese, maybe.
posted by angerbot at 4:39 PM on August 4 [4 favorites]


A trombone is basically a kazoo putting on airs.

As a trombonist second class I must protest this terrible slur upon my fine instrument.
posted by winna at 5:36 PM on August 4 [7 favorites]


Jazz for cows.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:56 PM on August 4 [1 favorite]


I don't know cow body language, but does the ferocious switching of their tails mean they're baffled and irritated?
posted by winna at 6:02 PM on August 4


And that they'll follow you around if they think it's time to eat.

Ah, that answers my question. I was wondering how he could sit so calmly in that chair and be sure that the cows running toward him weren't going to run him over. It's because he's their food source.

Don't stampede the hand that feeds you.
posted by marsha56 at 6:30 PM on August 4


Best use of a trombone, EVER!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 7:11 PM on August 4


Man, you DO NOT want to be at the bigger cow concerts, when they start stage diving. "Flattened by heifer" is not something you want to be remembered for.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:59 PM on August 4 [1 favorite]


Makes me think of Narayana's Cows (listenable here).

I liked the cowvalcade gradually coming over the hill.
posted by ferret branca at 8:05 PM on August 4


does the ferocious switching of their tails mean they're baffled and irritated?

It means there's a lot of flies at the concert too.
posted by jamaro at 8:11 PM on August 4


This is so fascinating from a behavioral perspective. Herding animals all make selfish decisions that lead to, well, a herd. They're all jostling to be in the middle for the most part. But that behavioral tendency is not the only tendency they have--they're curious, too! The balance between "I don't want to be eaten, thanks" and "Woah! Check it out!" is what creates the front row! I wonder what the distance would be if this were:

--a stranger compared to a known non-harmful person
--a small child compared to an adult
--a group of people compared to one person
--a person on a ladder compared to a person standing on the ground
--a person playing a known song compared to a person playing a novel song
--a person playing a song compared to a person standing still (within their sight)

Man I like cows.
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:33 PM on August 4 [4 favorites]


Cows make me so happy!
posted by MissySedai at 10:34 PM on August 4


I think cows just get really bored, and if anything at all unusual shows up they're all "oh hey everyone come look at this".

I once entertained a small herd in Ireland by dancing the can-can.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:49 AM on August 5 [1 favorite]


This sent me down the YouTube-hole of musical farmers.

The same guy who did this, also did a great Frozen parody, Do You Want To Drive My Tractor?

After which you can find a parody of "Cups" called Where It's Grown, by Lil Fred.

Beyond that, I leave it to you do decide if you want to see how far the rabbit-hole goes.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 8:36 AM on August 5 [1 favorite]


That inevitably ends here.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:00 PM on August 5


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