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February 20, 2003 7:58 AM   Subscribe

At some point in 2001 one of my favorite bands got it's own website and I didn't notice until just now. I mention this not because it's particularly mefi worthy just because I like it, but because I have four of their albums and they never fail to cheer me up when nothing else will. It's the steel drums I'm sure. Alas, doesn't look they will be playing near me anytime soon, but there are still many other steel drum bands out there and if this one isn't coming your way either you can probably find one that is.
posted by wobh (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I mention this not because it's particularly mefi worthy just because I like it

Points for honesty, anyway.

And I will find the steelspice site helpful in my ongoing quest to stay out of the way of steel drum bands, which I hate with a passion that knows no bounds.
posted by luser at 8:13 AM on February 20, 2003


Lighten up, Luser.

I saw Bakra Bata several years ago at a festival here in my town in northwest Florida. They were great and tons of fun. I bought one of their CD's. If you like good music and beautiful, dark-skinned women dancing their asses off, go see them...except for luser.
posted by wsg at 8:22 AM on February 20, 2003


Maybe luser would like Sabar Drumming more. If you can get over the fact that one of the best guys in the biz is named "Doudou", Djabote[amazon] is an absolutely stunning album. Let me tell you, when fifty drummers all hit at once, it makes a big sound.
posted by wobh at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2003


wobh is right about steel drums being a good source for happy energy. One of my most treasured possessions is a large steel pan drum given to me by a good friend from Trinidad. I keep it at my front door. No one entering or leaving can resist trying to play it and just one tinkling strike can be enchanting. At the same time I can appreciate luser's hatred of it because the redundancy of the beat can also be excruciating. A little bit goes a long way.
posted by oh posey at 9:46 AM on February 20, 2003


I liked steel drums until I was forced to listen to them all day, every day during the summers I worked at Westlake Center!
And don't get me started on the *$#%#$ bagpiper!
posted by black8 at 10:13 AM on February 20, 2003



wobh is right about steel drums being a good source for happy energy.


I'll second (or third, I guess). I distinctly remember walking out of a show of a university percussion ensemble years ago, feeling like I'd just been kissed. Seriously, my heart was actually beating faster and I sortof started to tingle. I'd started the concert in a morose mood, too.

I guess it could have been a seizure or something, but I chalked it up to the music.




posted by namespan at 5:23 PM on February 20, 2003


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