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Where are the monks now?
Whatever happened to the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos? Yet another band that releases a strong album, but fails to follow the album up with anything notable. Sure, they've finally put out a sophomore album, but after most of their fans have given up and moved on to other bands. I expect to see one of them on some VH1 reality show, maybe another member involved with a celebutard. Sure, back in high school it seemed that they were unstoppable and really going places, but they were just yet another musical flash in the pan.

I hope the band had some other skills to fall back on, or at least invested wisely. But that's how it is. One day you're playing giant sold out shows, the next day you're living a monastic existence.

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runstaverun From: runstaverun Date: January 14th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
They just don't stick with things. The career gap between 1863 and their first album was a bummer.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 14th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Speaking of which...

Yeah, I'll have to stop by your place for the aforementioned Benedictine.

It's one of the only ingredients that jedimentat and/or I lack.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 14th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
They could have invested their profits. Perhaps they've retired to some remote mountain top to chant in austere comfort?
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: January 14th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
They failed to make the claim that they are bigger than Jesus. Doing so may have just launched them up to immortal status right next to the Beatles.
bzoppa From: bzoppa Date: January 14th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I never thought of them as a band. I thought of them as... a bunch of monks who performed chant and decided to release an album so those of us freaks who like it could have something.

Speaking of which: do you know of any other good Chant albums? Or is this a joke post that I'm just not getting? I loved listen to this when I studying/reading books and I sometimes even run the CD at work.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 14th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Or is this a joke post...
Yeah, it's a joke post. They really were a bunch of monks. Though, in a way, they really were a short-lived musical hit. Just without the piles of coke and loose groupies that usually was associated with.

They did just release Chant II, on the 10th anniversary of Chant's re-release (who knew it was originally from the seventies). Give it a try!
bzoppa From: bzoppa Date: January 14th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Sometimes I'm a little slow. Sorry 'bout that. It didn't occur to me until I was almost done typing, then I hit post anyways.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: January 14th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
It's the same old story.

One minute you're living a Godly, monastic life, doing whatever it is between singing and praying that you do. And then...

You get a little fame and the next thing you're know you're doing a line of coke off the ass of a stripper and people are using the term "washout" in hushed tones around you. Luckily you're manager has heard that VH1 is doing a Celebrity Rehab reality show and is pitching you for the project.

This is all meant to pave the way for your People magazine cover triumphant comeback.
mrfantasy From: mrfantasy Date: January 15th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
They had recorded Chant II after quick after the 1998 re-release, but the FUCKING record company FUCKING shelved it for no readily apparent reason. Assholes.

(Okay, this actually happened to Suddenly, Tammy! not TBMOSDDS.)
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