Angular Banjos Sound Good To Me
Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out.
You know, for only having three strings he’s really making a lot of noise. Whether that’s a good thing or not is all a matter of opinion. He needs to work on giving his music any sort of structure or direction or tonality, but I’ll be darned if he isn’t trying. Some would even say he’s — shredding. I don’t particularly like that word: shredding. It evokes images of shirtless men pretending they know how to play the guitar because they can play one scale really fast. But I’ll be darned if he isn’t shredding all over that ridiculous excuse for an instrument. He may only have three stings and a finite amount of notes, but one way or another he’s going to play them all.
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I love the expressions of the people in the audience. It’s like they’re a bunch of anthropologists trying to intellectually savor the experience. Not enjoying it, but just kind of thinking, “hmm… yes… yes… that’s…(deep furrowed brow) something. Yes, something. I don’t want to get into the groove, but it tickles the neurons a little.”
I’m picturing this guy breaking it down on a street corner, possibly wearing tights and a big feathered hat. He probably doesn’t get many coins in the case, and some percentage of passers by will actively cross the street to avoid him. Others will stand around briefly, wearing exactly the same expression as his current audience, and wander away bemused.
@Julie – He was in his mom’s basement – I think the audience cutaways were lifted from some local yokel Eastern European version of a TED Talk – maybe something about dashcams. While I couldn’t listen to the whole thing (I’ve only got thirty or forty years left to live), I actually thought the guy was good, and it sounded like he was running some of it through a wah pedal. Just the same, I would cross the road if I saw him on the street, like I do when any stranger tries to entertain me without my consent.
huh … how much do you suppose they paid the audience to sit through that? I have a lot of free time if it pays well…
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