Submarines are certainly not modern inventions. The Turtle ,
the first submarine used as a naval weapon,
was built in 1775
. Modern naval submarines feature the highest-tech improvements to an ancient concept (AIP submarines are a case in point). Lubber
(50 years old) claims, in one of my favorite sea stories, that he was the Nav-ET who installed Ben Franklin's bioluminescence technology (Codename: Foxfire
) on Turtle's
This is not about sea stories, however. Its about the music duo called The Submarines
Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti wrote the album's songs separately following a split of the professional and/or romantic kind before then reuniting to become The Submarines.
Dragonetti and Hazard make an attractive
pair. But that is not so unusual. Listen to their YouTube music videos here
, or Amazon.com samples here
. Their Modern Inventions
is one of my favorites.
Vigilis wondered how long it would be before modern performers went retro (updated the ancient music). The acid rock, punk metal thing will be around for as long as DVDs last (estimated another 15 years, and that's it). The Submarines lyrics are definitively retro with a synth-rock sound. I was reminded of the Beach Boys and innovative folk music.
I am guessing that Chapomatic
might not enjoy the Submarines
, but some of you older guys like Cookie
and Doc Mac Donald
might appreciate it. The concert poster, shown above in cutaway is currently available on Ebay (no, I don't know the seller).
Good luck to Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti, who are neither silent nor strange.
If you qualified on a modern submarine
, please tell us geezers
what spear sack
is. Last time I was on Bothenuke's boat, there was no spear sack. There was a spare air tank or two for HP air. Submarines are always silent and strange.
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