Pandora Celtica describes itself as (okay, deep breath here), “a dark faerie Celtic acappella band from the land of dreams and myth. The Queens and Kings of the Fae have ordered the creation of our band that we may be a beacon of magic and high art in the mundane realms, both for the mortals and for you, our fellow Bright Beings, who make your home here.”
Hoo boy. Okie dokie then.
I think examples like Pandora Celtica are why con-goers and nerds in general can sort of be given the side eye–IT IS SO WEIRD. I enjoy keeping a foot in many different worlds, and a lot of people don’t even know that I’m a nerd until I open my mouth and start dropping obscure Star Trek references, but some nerds (like the members of Pandora Celtica) seem fine with keeping themselves firmly in nerd-land. Which is cool, really, but I think the world is vast and varied and so I like the experience all sorts of different things, and I find that if I call myself “only a nerd” then people might put me into a little box. BOXES ARE LAME. Maybe I am putting Pandora Celtica into a box, but with a description like that how can you not? Also, at a certain point I believe that men just need to cut their hair. Sorry (not sorry).
ALSO THE WEBSITE IS ALL IN COMIC SANS AND COMIC SANS IS A TERRIBLE FONT IT IS ALMOST AS BAD AS PAPYRUS. Ungh, comic sans is just such a disaster.
I know, I haven’t even listened to their music yet. Truth: that description has already biased me against the band. Aside from the over-earnest fae stuff, the acapella band is just…I can’t. I stopped liking acapella after I left college (because every college has an acapella group, yeah?)–not a comment on talent, mind you, because there are many talented acapella groups. Just, again, not my thing. Like, I’m sure there’s some irony in all of this, it is just hard to see on the internets. I mean, I hope there is some irony? Please have some good, healthy, self-aware irony? Who knows. Here is their Dragon*Con profile if you are interested.
All right. Let us listen to some music. Sigh.
So, that’s them hosting ModernPagan.TV, which I think tells you all you need to know.
Yeah, this just isn’t for me guys. This is sort of like the Marc Gunn post: I acknowledge what Pandora Celtica does, I respect that other people like it, we are all entitled to our own opinions, and this music just isn’t to my taste: my opinion is “NOPE.”
–“HAIL TO THEE BRIGHT BEINGS.”
Fairy faerie acapella band.
–So Ren-Fest. SO REN-FEST.
Two thumbs down. Beware the sparkly fairy magic.