Monday, September 29, 2008

UPDATE: Son Throws Out Cosmic Hippo With Bath Water

Darn. One of the reasons I was so excited about the Flecktones' music was because of the fantastic bass playing. I've got a son who plays guitar, and I thought this CD would be something we could both enjoy.

Wrong.

My guitar-playing son listens to the same jazz station I do, and he had already heard Flight of the Cosmic Hippo and was not impressed. Totally not. There was no way he was going to listen to any more of their music, thank you very much.

But then... He heard this AMAZING bassist but missed the identifying commentary after the song, and was bummed. I showed him how to find the station's playlist online (yes -- me!!! I did that for him!!!) and you'll never guess what we discovered. Try. Can you guess? Yep, the bass player was none other than Victor Wooten, bassist for the Flecktones! Score one for the square mom!

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4 comments:

The Williams Five said...

That is hilarious!! Guess we should never be so sure of something we don't like until we give it a try at least!

Katharine said...

Yes, but he still won't listen to the Flecktones album. "Glorified country" he calls it. Ouch.

Peterichardson said...

the name flecktones is just a copy of the band deftones. which is a band with some tallent.
just a taste of the beef i have with the monstrosity known as bella fleck.

Katharine said...

It's a flame war, right here on the dogs' blog! But I'm honored that you read it without prompting.

Say, aren't those my old sunglasses you're wearing? Why?