Continuing with tonight’s accidental theme of dead people working with the Dead, we can see a recent performance of Ratdog where Vincent Schiavelli sat in on the (miniature?) upright bass.
May 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm
Looks to me like Schiavelli is bowing a cello.
May 5, 2015 at 10:06 pm
I thought it was, but isn’t it a bit big to be a cello? Cellos fit in between small people’s knees.
May 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm
I believe that is Bobert Hussein Wasserman, and he is playing a genuine bass fiddle.
Why two bass players though? I suppose by the same token one could ask “why two drummers?” Which is actually an excellent question.
May 6, 2015 at 12:14 am
No doubt you are right, I just saw Schiavelli and thought, “celli”.
Is the doubling up for redundancy?
May 6, 2015 at 12:17 am
I would enjoy pluralizing cello “cellochim” like in Hebrew and Arabic.
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