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Disturbed: Delight in the Unexpected

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   12 Comments | Posted in Observations From the Tub · The Naked Truth

TGIF and welcome to this week’s Observations from the Tub. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen a YouTube video I posted a couple weeks ago featuring the heavy metal band Disturbed (front man David Draiman).  They performed a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.” Since I fall into the category of Least Likely Metal Fan of All Time, my adoration of this video strikes an odd chord. I love David Draiman’s compelling vocals, the way he ramps it up as the song progresses, and I’m haunted by his interpretation—to the point that I spent time on YouTube listening to more of the band’s music. Somehow I’ve slipped from Least Likely Metal Fan of All Time to Fan of Disturbed. Go figure.

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

To make it fun, I’m posting the original Simon & Garfunkel rendition of “Sound of Silence” along with the version by Disturbed. Night and day, Buttercup. See what you think.

Oh, and please leave a comment sharing something in which you found unexpected delight. I love a good serendipity story.  🙂

Here are the videos! Enjoy!



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12 Responses to "Disturbed: Delight in the Unexpected"

  1. Comment by Rob
    January 8, 2016 at 9:47 am  

    I like that. Check these guys out.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm  

      Why have I never heard of this band? They have kind of a classic rock sound that I like, so I Googled them and they’ve been around forever. Thanks for the head’s up on these guys.

  2. Comment by Claudia
    January 8, 2016 at 11:33 am  

    When I taught one of my texts had an Ernie Pyle excerpt. I loved his writing, so vivid and the kids responded to his scenes of WWII beaches. While driving in the Indiana countryside heading for Kentucky, I saw a small sign saying Ernie Pyle’s home. We had to turn around and go back. I did not know it existed…it was fantastic to see…even hubby said he was glad I “dragged” him back! I went on to read more of Pyle and his biography…a great writer and interesting man! Glad I was not sleeping through the cornfields that day!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm  

      Since I follow your blog, I’m fortunate to read about your many travels. I don’t picture you sleeping through the cornfields, but rather ruminating on how you can use them for one of your posts or essays.

  3. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    January 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm  

    I think one of the biggest surprises I’ve had lately is my fondness for certain sub-genres of romance. I’ve found that I enjoy reading about things that I would never contemplate doing in real life. 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm  

      You’re being very subtle. lol

  4. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    January 8, 2016 at 5:20 pm  

    That VOICE! The crescendo. The words took on deeper meaning, and I felt this song as I never have before, and it is one of my favorites. Thanks for this.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm  

      Glad it touched you that way. I had the same reaction, Linda.

  5. Comment by Sioux
    January 8, 2016 at 7:02 pm  

    Lisa–When you said “heavy metal,” I didn’t think you were talking about the guy’s face.

    I loved this, and now–thanks to you–I am going to have to check out other songs of theirs. Enjoying a version of a decades-old favorite… perhaps even more than the original version… was unexpected.


    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 8:56 pm  


  6. Comment by Dawn H
    January 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm  

    I was not a Disturbed fan either, though I had heard of them. His version of this song is hauntingly beautiful to me and I love it! Maybe even more than the original.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm  

      I actually do like it better than the original. Love the original, but this version is…more.

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