Sleepwalk

I’ve posted this before, but damn, what virtuosic music:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyjtW-rvWoQ?rel=0&w=480&h=360]

Another good version from Les Paul:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH8vjxFIUC4?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Quite a nice pair of versions! Two classic masters of electric guitar tone.

Larry

Zen Tricksters

It interests me that the Grateful Dead have become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years, after three of the band members have died. New musicians have stepped in to carry on the tradition.

I like this one:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7w1l3h2_k?rel=0&w=480&h=360]

I used to love this tune when I was young, and still do. Some sort of a meld of jazz, folk, and rock music.

I’m reminded of the way that American fiddle music has changed over the years. Listen to this recent effort by fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor and Yo Yo Ma, and that one-of-a-kind bassist Edgar Meyer:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DreJerSU9vo?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Larry

Say Something Nice!

Although I tend to be a bit cynical about the human race, in the manner of Mark Twain, here is a bit of encouragement:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwEYYI-AGWs?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Larry

Earth Mother

My friend Bev posted a link to this on Facebook. Such an intriguing new genre, which I hereby dub, by the authority vested in me by nobody in particular, The Audio-Visual Essay:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeXdv-uPaw?rel=0&w=480&h=360]

Larry

Four Holiday Singers

This is just so amusing and cool. What a world we live in, where four people can launch a piece of music out onto the ‘net, and it becomes yet another viral video.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws0WSNRpy3g?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Thanks go to Arvind Says for letting me know about this.

Larry, who isn’t too fond of corporations being legally people…

A Tribute

I have a habit of making post titles a bit ambiguous. Doing that lures in unwary and curious readers! Worked again, didn’t it!

What the hell happened to Bill Watterson, the writer and illustrator of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip? I and other members of my family used to love that strip. It was a brilliant contribution to the drab newspapers of the day. Here’s a holiday tribute to the man’s work:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq8iyhMFLYE?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

Curious as to how this video was made? Go here:

http://downinfront.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=736

Larry