When was the last time you had a major paradigm shift in your preconceived notions?
Today we share something that is fun and insightful for just that reason. Introducing the aptly named 2CELLOS – (stay with us even if you think you won’t like this!) – a two-man band of sorts, that tends to scramble reality.
If you are a regular to EWC, you know we have a lot of fun here sharing topics that bridge the chasm between seemingly disparate ideas. Today’s EWC Thought Leaders are an amazing example of this sort of innovation.
First, we’ll start you off with this classic little diddy, from the incredible 2CELLOS YouTube channel, played like you’d never imagine…
(See if you recognize the tune!)
Well then! Now that will turn a few heads in the orchestra pit! Do you recognize that tune?
That, dear friends, is the timeless AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” played via cello by 2CELLOS.
Well now… what else is there to say? Maybe exactly what Dr. Chuck and I said after watching that first “Thunderstruck Live” rendition: “there’s no way this is real/legit!” So, as we promise in our mission statement, our curation team searched… and searched… and searched to validate these guys as serious, actual musicians, and then we found the following video also from the 2CELLOS YouTube Channel, which left us muttering, “If Elton John likes these guys, I guess EWC can take his word for it!”
And lastly for today to demonstrate their range even further, we found this beautiful, beautiful traditional piece by Bach – “Double Violin Concerto in D Minor” – by 2CELLOS. Even if you’ve never listened to a classical piece of music in your life (which I can almost admit), this might be the one to start with. Lovely.
So folks! We can do it all for you here at EverWideningCircles! We can take you from AC/DC, to Elton John, to Bach, and back again.
I know… this is the nicest, most curious place on the web!
Stay open, curious, and hopeful!
~ Dr. Lynda
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- 2CELLOS. “2CELLOS – Thunderstruck [OFFICIAL VIDEO].” YouTube. 2CELLOS, 18 Feb. 2012. Web. 2 July 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk>. ↩
- 2CELLOS. “ELTON JOHN about 2CELLOS.” YouTube. 2CELLOS, 4 Sept. 2013. Web. 2 July 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-fmBwAECbE>. ↩
- 2CELLOS. “2CELLOS – Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor – 2nd mov [LIVE VIDEO].” YouTube. 2CELLOS, 5 Mar. 2013. Web. 2 July 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-fmBwAECbE>. ↩