Wanderings

Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
June 30th, 2006

Czech Bunnies


My Cousin’s teenage girl is producing some fairly decent music that she posted on MySpace. The last time I saw Becca she was a cute little child, not much more than a baby. Now she is a teenager in San Diego with a MySpace page containing some simply done but impressive songs. She and a friend call themselves the Czech Bunnies after their Czech heritage. (My family is polyethnic – what I call a Heinz – 57 varieties).

Their musical style is outside of my experience, but I’m sure it’s well placed in her own subculture. It is original and interesting and I was able to listen to it despite it being miles away from my personal tastes.

The girls have small, but accurate voices that hit the beat and the notes. They have arranged the songs, which I assume are original, and they play many of the instruments. I am guessing that some of it is sequenced with a keyboard. What surprises me is that the songs are casually done, just for fun, but show a degree of sophistication that I can respect.

When you think of garage bands, you think of badly played metal guitar and not sweet voices singing songs with silly subjects. Teenage interests are mercurial, but if they decide to continue with music, I think that they will be gigging at the local bars before they know it.

Larry and I will have to exert our bad influence the next time we see her. Before you know it, we’ll have her belting out “Wang-Dang-Doodle” or “Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On” with a slide guitar and blues harp in the background. With our guidance, she will eventually discover that Blues is the true religion.

Becca, try googling “Memphis Minnie”. You will never be the same!






3 Responses to “Czech Bunnies”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well thank you for that nice review. Yes, they are original songs that do include keyboard. In the fist of punk rock, we write analogies of unforgettable experiences, while our more recent songs politically address our everyday actions. When I do see you again, we can mutually share our musical collection, just so you can hear what you’re missing. I will even belt out your aphorisms with my “small” voice.
    Memphis Minnie eh? Ontopofit.
    :)Becca

  2. Keith says:

    “In the fist of punk rock”????? I think not. You are talking to someome who is old enough to have seen the Beastie Boys live.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Beastie BOYS!?!?!?!
    Where is your punk rock basis derived from? Lameeeooland? I am talking about some powerpunk coming from ’77 mixed with the hardness of Andrew W.K. The music is centered around the message of “We do what we like, and we like what we do.” But it is more about the sound origin. So yeah!
    beastie boys.. come on.

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