Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Juxtaposition Doesn't Work

Of all the marchers in the parades during Carnival, this Scottish bagpipe band(?) made me shake my head in wonder.
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dragon knitter said...

aye, but dinna they sound grrrrrrand? (i have irish/scottish heritage, lol)

i'm fair daft for a bagpipe. they even had one in my son's marching band this year!

Sarabeth said...

Dragon Knitter, there are a few musical styles that reach me. One of those is the wail of bagpipes. So, I liked the music. I like the kilts. I just didn't get it in terms of Mardi Gras parades.

Oddly enough, one of the music styles that I like is that of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Many have heard them perform with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, although I began listening to them in 1988, when I heard their music playing in the Museum of African Art in Washington, DC.

Elle said...

My personal fave non-juxtaposition in terms of Mardi Gras parades was always the Chalmette Strutters. Do they still march, or are they a post-Katrina scarcity? you'd know if you'd seen them - row after row of young Chalmatian girls in full feather headdress with tambourines and white band boots dangling jingle bells.

Sarabeth said...

Elle, I didn't see them or I didn't remember them. Chalmette was hit very hard.

Elle said...

Yeah, my brother's in-laws are (were) there. Well dern. That makes me sad. No more Chalmette Strutters. Big yatty sigh. At least we still have the Bagpipe guys LOL.