Pick of the Day: Rational Animals

“Rational Animals” works for me as a band name. It might strike some as incongruous, in that animals aren’t generally regarded as being able to act in a rational manner. Rather, they’re typically governed by instinct and a moderate amount of learned behaviour. There is one animal, though, that is supposed to possess the capacity for reason — although the last few decades, it seems, it’s a capacity that’s unfortunately been in increasingly short supply.

Regardless, tonight Rational Animals (a Rochester-based punk/rock/soul band) are in town to play a show at the Exchange. And as promised in my July 26 14 Days Top Six here’s video of them ripping it up at what looks to be a basement show last December:

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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  1. “Rational animal” is what Aristotle referred to man. The faculty of reason gave him uniqueness in the animal kingdom.

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