Take thy vitamins

I must plug the Vitamin String Quartet here.

They are a string quartet, obviously, but what makes them unusual is that they only play arrangements of popular songs - everything from The Fray to Shania Twain to Guns N' Roses.

Reallay, you say. Yes, really! say I. And they pull it off quite well, too.

My personal favorites: Enya's "Boadicea" and Coldplay's "X&Y."

Here, have a listen. If you can't see it in your RSS readers, there is a playlist below, or you can look them up on iTunes for a way better selection of tracks than they have on Project Playlist.


mermaid 12/23/2008 10:57 PM  

oooh that is totally cool! thanks for sharing them!!! i wish i had known about this earlier, i would have added them to my non-religious holiday playlist!

thanks for sharing <3

pinkapplecore 12/23/2008 10:58 PM  

wow they are really good.

Bridey 12/24/2008 7:16 AM  

I love hearing modern songs played with classical instruments. I will have to listen to some more...

syd vicious 12/24/2008 9:25 PM  

Oh I know them, they have some cool music!

Noel De Vries 12/25/2008 7:53 AM  

Totally cosmic. I'm off to itunes.

Love your travel photos!

Merry Christmas!

(btw, did you happen to get my cousin's email about school?)

Noel De Vries 12/25/2008 8:00 AM  

Forgot to say, ooo, it's that time of year again, huh, for a Moriarty rereading? :)

Countrybelle 12/25/2008 5:55 PM  

thanks for sharing that, very cool. just wanted to stop by and say happy holidays!hope your days at home are perfectly full of love, nostalgia, and just the right amount of reverse homesickness.

Maya Ganesan 12/26/2008 5:15 PM  

Heard of them, never listened. Hmm -- maybe I will check them out.

Em 12/27/2008 2:27 AM  

Hope you had an amazing christmas hun!

Edge 12/27/2008 2:19 PM  

Hmm, I've seen them on Itunes but must investigate further...:-)

perfectgoodluck 12/27/2008 5:59 PM  

Ooh, I love Enya's music! I used to listen to her all the time when I was really little and dance around to her songs. :D Haha, and I love your blog post title--it kinda reminds me of how I sometimes talk at home. :P

Hope you had a fantastic, blessed Christmas! :D

Alyosha 12/28/2008 1:21 AM  

Pretty awesome. I think I have a new band to look up. (Quartet, band...something like that.) Thanks for posting the link!

I'm loving the accounts of your Iceland travels, by the way :D

Noel De Vries 12/29/2008 7:20 AM  

Back again to say, I was thinking you reread Moriarty but it's Marchetta you love. Sorry! So did you like Year of?

The_Ballerina 12/29/2008 9:57 AM  

Wow! That is great, I love classical music and its fun to hear them playing modern music! Fun!

Priya 12/30/2008 10:41 AM  

That is so cool! I completely agree with The_Ballerina.

cuileann 1/02/2009 11:03 PM  

Noel and countrybelle - Thank you! :)

perfectgoodluck - I grew up on Enya too. High five! And thank you kindly. :)

Alyosha - You're welcome, and takk!

Noel - I loved it! I'm glad Erin prodded me to get to it.

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