Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Coolest Gigs for a Violinist or Cellist

I like strings as much as the next guy, but let's face it: Not all potential gigs for a member of the string section are equally cool. Here are some gigs that I would imagine were pretty darn cool.

Look at the string section bobbing their heads near the end of O Green World (song starts around 6:00). Then, check them out swaying on Feel Good, Inc. (song starts around 35:00) They are getting into it.

Vampire Weekend
Not as cool as Gorillaz, but still pretty cool.

P. Diddy and Jimmy Page on SNL
This "video" only has the sound. I remember seeing this on Saturday Night Live in the 90's when they had what looked like a full orchestra on risers behind them as they played this.

Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck
Lil Buck's movement is amazing. So fluid and seemingly effortless.