Friday, July 21, 2006

Nothing relaxes the mind quite like a Top Five On Friday:

Top 5 ways that you'd describe your favorite band. (Be as silly, truthful and/or creative as you want to be)

For those paying attention, my favorite band is the Afro Celt Sound System. They are/their music is . . .

1) Beautiful. Their slower songs combine the quiet grace of traditional Irish singing and the peacefulness of African music.

2) Powerful. When they get a good jam going, they can really rock out! They are known all over the world for their energy, not only in live performances but on recordings too.

3) Inclusive. They are a group with members from Ireland, England, various countries in Africa and even a member with Indian/Kenyan/British roots. They've had guests famous (Robert Plant) and up-and-coming (Dorothee Munyaneza). There are few musical influences they have not yet tried on a song.

4) Generous with fans. They take the time (what little of it they have) to communicate with fans via their message board and unofficial website. They really do listen to their fans and try to please them whenever possible. If the members have egos at all, I have yet to see one.

5) Amazing. Their music is just amazing. They can make you dance, think, cry or just take a moment to appreciate the world in which we live.

Here are some links to the Afro Celt Sound System's Unofficial Website, Message Board and Myspace Profile.


Natsthename said...

That made me smile! Great tribute to your favorite music!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

It's always nice to see bands that are good with fans. After all, if it weren't for the fans where would they be?