Armless Guitarist
September 22, 2006 6:43 PM   Subscribe

Forgive me for this one link Youtuber, but this guy is one of my personal heroes. The Armless Guitarist of Balboa Park!
posted by snsranch (26 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
My kids and I met him at the park about a year or so ago and he was just amazing. When I found this vid, I just had to post it. Enjoy! (Also, I really hope this isn't a double.)
posted by snsranch at 6:50 PM on September 22, 2006


That's pretty great. And I much prefer his exuberant vocals to Tom Petty's grating nasal whine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:51 PM on September 22, 2006


pretty cool
posted by edgeways at 6:55 PM on September 22, 2006


No-ho-hooo... LIDD'L BRUDDOR! That little guy... He's got the heart of a champion! You can make it, Li'l Brudder! You just keep scrapin' along!
posted by furtive at 7:03 PM on September 22, 2006


Just found this
and this.
posted by snsranch at 7:11 PM on September 22, 2006


i don't think he can play barre chords though.
posted by dydecker at 7:27 PM on September 22, 2006


Pretty impressive.
posted by InfidelZombie at 7:28 PM on September 22, 2006


i don't think he can play barre chords though

He could if he fashioned some sort of bottleneck slide he could attach to his toe.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:31 PM on September 22, 2006


The article from Ability magazine linked at the video is pretty good, too. I don't have a Myspace account; does Goffeney have the Fox commercials he did up at his page?
posted by mediareport at 7:44 PM on September 22, 2006


that's some damn fine lemonade.
posted by carsonb at 8:02 PM on September 22, 2006


Please don't apologize for finding interesting things on the internet. Apologize for everyone else who thinks that's a bad thing.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:17 PM on September 22, 2006


Awesome!
posted by bukvich at 8:39 PM on September 22, 2006


This is awesome.
posted by Bageena at 9:37 PM on September 22, 2006



No-ho-hooo... LIDD'L BRUDDOR! That little guy... He's got the heart of a champion! You can make it, Li'l Brudder! You just keep scrapin' along!


Lidd'l bruddor???
posted by aburd at 9:59 PM on September 22, 2006


I lived in San Diego for a while, and he is by far the person with the most character in that entire town (ok, fine, and all mefites in San Diego).
posted by |n$eCur3 at 11:14 PM on September 22, 2006


Armless or not, that doesn't cut it.

I'll never consider calling him in to a session or joining his band.

He has nothing (by virtue of that video) to bring to a band or an artist.

Impressive? Sure, on some level.

Important, salient, or noteworthy? Not really.
posted by sourwookie at 11:19 PM on September 22, 2006


Don't be a jerk.
posted by skammer at 12:24 AM on September 23, 2006


You protest a bit too much.
posted by cytherea at 1:08 AM on September 23, 2006


I'll never consider calling him in to a session or joining his band.
I think he'll get over it.
posted by bunglin jones at 2:22 AM on September 23, 2006


sourwookie?

Jolly well be quiet.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 5:40 AM on September 23, 2006


He has nothing (by virtue of that video) to bring to a band or an artist.

Charisma comes to mind. And he's out there. Doing it. And making a few bucks too.

iTunes just shuffled to "Feets Don't Fail Me Now". Thanks for the chuckle, Lowell!
posted by hal9k at 6:09 AM on September 23, 2006


My apologies.

I should have more aware that people have different motives for playing, and different roles in the world of music.

My 2 AM off-the-cuff remark was uncalled for was and I retract it.

I was just turned off by "Last Dance With Mary Jane. I'm just sick to death of dudes with an acoustic pulling that dead horse out at open mic nights.

So, play on!
posted by sourwookie at 7:00 AM on September 23, 2006


That is pretty amazing.

I'm sorry he doesn't meet your high standards sourwookie. Probably none of us do.
posted by a3matrix at 7:03 AM on September 23, 2006


Dammit, just when I got snarky. I retract the latter half of my post wookie.
No need to get pissy. I will go get a refill on my coffee now.
posted by a3matrix at 7:04 AM on September 23, 2006


I've passed by that guy a few times. I remember my dad's girlfriend thought he really had arms and just learned to play with his feet for the fun of it.
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:05 AM on September 23, 2006


That's incredible! I've been having serious difficulties learning the kick/hi-hat in drumming, this makes me realise just how limber and dextrous your feet can be with enough effort.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 3:28 PM on September 23, 2006


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