When LARPers make music
February 28, 2006 9:10 AM   Subscribe

"My Barbarian's rock-operatic ouvre synthesizes music, art and theater through site-responsive spectacles, videos and recordings." Their videos are a hoot—watch their epic "Unicorns L.A." (quicktime) for the Breakfast Club moment.
posted by goatdog (9 comments total)
heh, love these guys. used to work with alex back in the dot-bomb daze. glad to see they're getting their props.
posted by retronic at 9:57 AM on February 28, 2006

There's definitely some funny stuff in there, but they play it almost too straight for my tastes. As I'm laughing, I keep feeling concerned that I'm laughing at them instead of with them. I'd almost prefer it if they winked a little so that I knew they were in on the joke.

Also, each video goes on about 2 times longer than it should. Tighten it up and make sure everybody is in on the joke, and then I think you'll really have something here.

Still, certainly funny in places.
posted by willnot at 9:59 AM on February 28, 2006

Now I know what they mean when they say "the juneteenth of the freshest eagle I've ever seen."
posted by adamrice at 10:28 AM on February 28, 2006

Sheesh, you guys are easily amused. That is some of the lamest crap I have seen in a long time. Just more proof that rock'n roll is dead.
posted by gigbutt at 10:36 AM on February 28, 2006

That unicorn video is like a D&D game come to life.
posted by Betty Tyranny at 10:48 AM on February 28, 2006

I don't even know if things are ironic anymore.

I thought it was really sad initially, but when I thought they were being ironic about it then it was even sadder. That whole Jack Black kind of thing...singing really earnestly and dramatically about medieval things, knights and maidens or whatever...is kind of played out, in my opinion.
posted by chococat at 10:55 AM on February 28, 2006

you can't just judge MB by this clip; it doesn't fully explore the twisted realm of drama geekery-meets-rock they've created--AKA "showcore."

at least they're enjoying themselves and aren't afraid to be goofy. too many scene-osbsessed tight-arses in LA as it is.
posted by retronic at 11:31 AM on February 28, 2006

this is indeed the juneteenth of the freshest eagle I've ever seen.
posted by macmac at 11:34 AM on February 28, 2006

He looks nothing like a fox.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:30 PM on February 28, 2006

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