Saturday, April 19, 2008

No longer "Whispers"

From Wikipedia:

"The koto (琴 or 箏) is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from Chinese zither (Guzheng). The koto is the national instrument of Japan.[1] Koto are about 180 centimetres (71 in) long and have 13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the length of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing, and use three finger picks (on thumb, forefinger, and middle finger) to pluck the strings."

Anyway...Koto was Esteemed Husband's brilliant solution for the male kitten's name to go with my name choice for the female. There is also another connection between the names that is not obvious from the photos I've pasted here. It's what sealed the deal for me...see if you can figure it out (it may require googling, by the way...)

The following had NOTHING to do with the name choice, but the whole concept of "Spacesynth" amuses me:

"Koto is an Italian synth pop group that originally consisted of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari. Their most popular songs were "Visitors", "Dragon's Legend", "Chinese Revenge" and "Jabdah", released in 1983-1988. Koto is often associated with a genre of music called Spacesynth, a music style streamed from Space Disco."

And "Space Disco"? That's just scary.


At April 22, 2008 4:16 PM, Blogger Merujo said...

CUTE!!! Between your kitties and a friend with a new puppy, I'm hankering for a pet, big time. For the time being, though, I'll have to settle for visits to the live frog exhibit here at the office. Poison dart frogs behind glass don't exactly give me warm fuzzies, but they're cool. At a distance. ;)


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