[VIDEO] Funky Duet: Tal Wilkenfeld & Jeff Beck, ‘Because We’ve Ended as Lovers’

editor-commen-deskLegendary guitarist Jeff Beck and killer bassist Tal Wilkenfeld have performed this stunt (and variations on this stunt) many times on many tours, over the last few years, this is a good example. Regular readers may notice, we’ve posted Jeff/Tal duets before. (what concert is this, what city? The YouTube notes don’t say) This is not just a novelty, musically it’s fantastic. Jeff Beck is holding down the beat, on a single bass string, on the low end, with Wilkenfeld soloing on the high end, on the same fretboard. Is this complicated? Not really. But it’s musically better than it should be, if you listen closely, the stunt disappears.

Bonus: notice the time signature shift near the end, where Tal departs, Jeff maintaining the original time signature, without interrupting the momentum, still holding the groove.  This pairing has been among the most most exciting in jazz fusion in the last ten years, thrilling jaded audiences, boosting the careers of each artist, and bringing some much-needed vitality and sexy fun to an increasingly obscure art form.


[PHOTOS] LEGO Electric Guitar

Source: Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of AWESOME!


[VIDEO] Guitar Made from Chips!

Ever seen a guitar made from chips? Ever seen anybody play a chip guitar? Didn’t think so. To celebrate Quesopalooza, we created a video that rocks as much as giving away free queso on September 17, 2015.

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[VIDEO] LIVE: Jimmy Herring with John McLaughlin, from the 26th Anniversary Aquarium Rescue Unit Tour

Three minutes of senior-citizen shredding.

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The 26th Anniversary Aquarium Rescue Unit Tour


[VIDEO] Rand Paul Demonstrates a Modest Approach to Improving the Tax Code

The video invites viewers to click through to see Paul destroy the code by setting it on fire, shredding it with a chainsaw, and reducing it to pulp in a woodchipper, all soundtracked by an electric guitar wailing the Star Spangled Banner.

Tory Newmyer writes: How would Rand Paul lower tax rates? By feeding them into a woodchipper, apparently.

“Hey, I’m Rand Paul and I’m trying to kill the tax code, all 70,000 pages of it.”

The libertarian-minded Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate released a video Tuesday that showed him using a variety of techniques to physically assault a printed copy of the tax code.

Shulman, Lerner and Wolin take their seats to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status from by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington

“Hey, I’m Rand Paul and I’m trying to kill the tax code, all 70,000 pages of it,” Paul, clad in a black “Detroit Republican” t-shirt, tells the camera. He flogs his plan for a 14.5 percent flat tax that would fit on one page with a one-page tax return. The video then invites viewers to click through to see Paul destroy the code by setting it on fire, shredding it with a chainsaw, and reducing it to pulp in a woodchipper, all soundtracked by an electric guitar wailing the Star Spangled Banner….(read more)

Fortune.com


[VIDEO] Live At Montreux 2011: Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin ‘A Love Supreme’

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Montreux 2011: Invitation To Illumination

Backing Vocals — Andy Vargas, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Tony Lindsay


Les Paul’s 100th Birthday: Anniversary Celebration to Kick Off in Times Square

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June 9 is Les Paul Day

NEW YORK — A yearlong celebration marking guitarist Les Paul’s 100th birthday kicks off in Times Square next week.

Les Paul and his wife, Mary Ford, perform with their guitars. Paul, 94, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, died, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 in White Plains, N.Y., according to Gibson Guitar. (AP Photo, file)

Les Paul and his wife, Mary Ford, perform with their guitars. Paul, 94, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, died, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 in White Plains, N.Y., according to Gibson Guitar. (AP Photo)

It’ll begin with Neal Schon of the rock band Journey accepting a proclamation from the Les Paul Foundation declaring June 9 as Les Paul Day.

Organizers say other cities around the country also will declare Les Paul Day proclamations that day.

A 53-foot-long interactive mobile exhibition called Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience will then open to the public — for one day only before going on a national tour….(read more)

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Church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar

A North Texas congregation is reeling after an attacker rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor, and beat him to death with an electric guitar

Police told reporters they didn’t know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome MIssionary Baptist Church.

In a harrowing 911 call an unidentified church secretary said that some staff tried to fight him off but that  Kirk was in desperate need of an ambulance.

‘My pastor’s bleeding, he’s been attacked,’ the worker tells dispatchers while locked in her office.’I’m not going out there. I need real help fast. Send policeman. I do need an ambulance also.’

‘Does your pastor know him?’ the dispatcher asked.

‘I have no idea.’

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Seeking answers: The Forest Hill Police still don’t know why the unidentified assailant attacked pastor Kirk

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The flock: Hundreds of members of Kirk’s congregation gathered to mourn the founder of their church

The unidentified assailant apparently drove his car into the church wall on purpose shortly before noon.

He then began to attack Kirk in the parking lot before chasing him into the church, according to Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis.

When police arrived they found the suspect striking Kirk with an electric guitar they believe was already in the church.

When police arrived they had to use a Taser to subdue the man, handcuffed him, and locked him in their patrol car.

Sadly it was too late for Kirk who had already died.

A maintenance worker who tried to help Kirk was also injured and taken to an area hospital but his condition is unknown.

The assailant himself  was found unresponsive shortly after being taken into custody and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dennis told reporters police did not yet know if the suspect knew Kirk, attended the church, or what his motives were for attacking the pastor.

For hours after the shocking attack hundreds gathered outside the church, gathering around the crime-scene tape wrapped around a small statue of Jesus near the wrecked car.

Sweethome ChurchHome sweet home: Kirk started the church in a strip mall before growing it to hundreds of members and building the red brick church

Many mourned Kirk as a dedicated minister with a cheerful personality who knew the names of each of his hundreds of church members.

‘He really was concerned about our souls,’ recalled Montoya McNeil, a member for eight years. ‘You looked forward to being here… I’m not asking God why, because I know where he is, but we won’t get those big bear hugs and those great sermons anymore.’

Kirk started the congregation years ago in a strip mall before growing the ranks so large he needed to build a red-brick church.

He was also an unofficial volunteer chaplain who occasionally counseled members of the local high school football team.

‘Our hearts are heavy right now,’ said Reginald Wilson, an associate minister at the church.

via Mail Online