November 16th, 2019

eloso

The Portland Cello Project

Last night we took advantage of another bit of culture to come to ABQ. A few months ago I read that the Portland Cello Project would be coming to town. I had never heard of them before, but what caught my eye was that they would be performing Radiohead's groundbreaking album "OK Computer" in its entirety using cellos. This piqued my interest. I think that "OK Computer" was one of the best albums to have come out in the 90's. To hear it performed in an alternative manner sounded interesting. The event was happening at a small theater not all that far from my office. So I bought tickets. The review: A great night out! The ensemble consisted of 5 cellos, a trumpet, a bass, and a drummer. The singer was the keyboardist from the alt rock group The Shins. Man! She had a great voice! She was no Thom Yorke, but who cares. Once again I was grateful to have the opportunity to see such diverse acts come to town.

Oh, and a note to mondhasen. He recently posted about ELO. In a comment I mentioned The Alan Parson Project. I just found out that he will be coming to town next year. Oh yeah!