Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Medievalist(s) Rock

by Mary Kate Hurley

In case you needed more proof that medievalists are not only talented, creative artistic souls, but also just really, really cool: Dry Island Buffalo Jump, an effort to raise money for students at Saint Andrews suffering from the financial crisis.

Medievalists? Check.
Flute in a rock band? Check.*
Catchy tune? Check.
Good cause? Check.

More proof that Medievalists are awesome. Thanks to Stephanie Trigg for the initial link, and I join her in applauding the efforts of Chris Jones and the band.

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* Okay, so if I were being entirely honest I'd tell you that that's more something I look for in a band. But flutes do in fact make rock bands cooler. I should know. I play one, and therefore am entirely unbiased.

4 comments:

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Flutes = cool, yes. I learned this in my youth during my Peter Gabriel/Genesis phase. Youa re cooler than you even know, MK.

Stephanie Trigg said...

Snap! I had that phase too. Hmm. Perhaps not so much older than you as I thought... And also, of course, Jethro Tull.

Mary Kate Hurley said...

Of course I'm cool. I play the flute!

Stephanie> Jethro Tull, for many years, has been one of my very favorite things.

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

I wasn't listening to Peter Gabriel-era Genesis when the music was new: when he left the band in 1975 I was eleven, and I think still had my Disney Pluto record player that had an arm shaped like a bone. I discovered Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway from a used record store in Rochester, NY in 1983. Ah the good old days.

Jethro Tull, weirdly, has never done much for me.