Monday, December 10, 2007

Vaca Estupenda is one year old today!

And I think I've finally found the official VE theme song. Sing along!

Shut up and eat!
Too bad no bon appetit!
Shut up and eat!
You know my love is sweet...


8 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

Since it wasn't Vaca Estupenda when it started, wouldn't it be more appropriate to say that The Blog Formerly Known as EatDrinkEat is one year old today? (Creation of an enigmatic yet artistic symbol to represent TBFKAEDE is left as an exercise for the reader.)

But your adoption of a theme song for the blog could not have come at a better time. For some odd reason (probably having to do with me being at work and my employer's strange web-blocking proclivities) I had stumbled across sound clips from the new album by the battleship flute player and was actually listening to them. (I will be diplomatic in my review and simply use the title of one of the tracks: Lull Myself Asleep.) Anyway, a viewing of and listening to the VE Theme Song on YouTube has permantly removed all trace of those sound clips from my brain. I can't thank you enough!

Rob said...

Yes! Another victory for Cibo Matto!

Is one of the tracks actually called Lull Myself Asleep? That's kind of a freebie, isn't it?

An Briosca Mor said...

Indeed, Lull Myself Asleep is on the CD. It's a song, sung by the battleship flute player himself. Even though the entirety of every track on the CD is available for listening (and purchasing, assuming you're some kind of idiot), I couldn't make it past the first verse on that one. It's bad form to doze off at one's desk at work, y'know, and I couldn't risk it. The CD apparently is an odd mix of Irish tune sets, old-time tune sets with yer man on the fiddle (actually the most energetic stuff on the album), songs by yer man and songs by some singer-songwriter woman named Cindy something-or-other. I actually did listen all the way through some of the tune sets. To steal a line from Zan McLeod, they start off slow and then they mellow out. My rating: Four out of four Take me now, Lord!s.

Rob said...

I just had a listen to the tracks on the website, and you know, I like a lot of it. I really like the way he has of arranging trad tunes; he finds some very nice chord progressions.

What constantly boggles my mind is how he's maintained that steady level of mellowness throughout his career. His music seems to live in that comfortable vague hazy area right before you drop off to sleep. It's not something I'd be able to pull off without a computer to do the work for me while I go make more coffee.

An Briosca Mor said...

He definitely has all the pieces, and actually for all the criticism I've made of him over the years I don't think I've ever said he doesn't. Hell, he even wrote a book full of them and explained each one in excruciating detail. But somehow he manages to take an exciting collection of the best ingredients and put them together into something bland and boring. He's kind of like the Cook's Illustrated of music. "America's Test Studio. We take the guesswork out of making music."

T said...

Meds. Clearly meds. Come on, y'all--have you *ever* seen player in question when he hasn't seemed stoned out of his mind? Not that I necessarily think it's weed, but he's gotta be on *something*.

Ed Bruske said...

and a great blog it is, too

Rob said...

Thanks, Ed!