Guitar + Trampoline
October 29, 2007 1:39 AM   Subscribe

Guy playing a guitar on a trampoline.
posted by loquacious (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
You'll note, loq, that y2karl has added the Sublime tag to his Monk post just a couple doors down. I think it's only fitting, then, that you should add the Ridiculous tag to this.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:59 AM on October 29, 2007


And so the cosmos balances on the head of a pin. Hell, might as well add "redonkulous" while I'm at it.

The only way it could be more not awesome is if he was on fire, making pancakes, fighting off ninjas with a sword and playing unicycle hockey in the back of a monster truck.

Actually, the "on fire" bit sounds pretty awesome all by itself.
posted by loquacious at 2:20 AM on October 29, 2007


As advertised. I like that he has a special Trampoline Guitar. Needs more tigers, though.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:35 AM on October 29, 2007


"The timing for me has been great. Not long ago, I could have never done this act. Can you imagine a roadie trying to follow me on the trampoline, holding my guitar cable and making sure it stayed plugged into my amp? That would have been quite the feat."
posted by effbot at 2:55 AM on October 29, 2007


So a world-wide ban on using wireless technology would stop Omegadom? I'm behind it considering the pros and cons.
posted by mnsc at 3:51 AM on October 29, 2007


Since we're posting funny youtube guitar stuff: Carlos Santana shreds.
posted by Authorized User at 4:13 AM on October 29, 2007 [4 favorites]


There's a fine line between stupid and clever.
posted by punkfloyd at 4:16 AM on October 29, 2007


Skating in a pool filled with balloons.
posted by fandango_matt at 5:02 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


More like OMGadom. AMIRITE!!
posted by dgaicun at 5:04 AM on October 29, 2007


This needs to become a genre.
posted by Bugbread at 5:06 AM on October 29, 2007


I don't know why I hate this guy so much, but the sentiment seems to be shared by just about everyone in this thread as well as the youtube one. I mean, all he's doing is flipping around and playing some hackneyed riffs, he's not setting kittens on fire or anything, yet...I want him to hurt himself badly *makes a note to look up his shrink again*.
posted by Devils Slide at 5:07 AM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Meh. Get off my porch, and while you're at it, get your kid off my trampoline in the back yard.
posted by t2urner at 5:25 AM on October 29, 2007


nils lofgren
posted by 3.2.3 at 5:49 AM on October 29, 2007


How completely awful! The mean, nasty side of me wanted him to have an equipment malfunction and be flung haphazardly on to some stage rigging. I guess it's cool if it's a one-time "hey lets try this and see what happens" thing. Sadly I picture this load spending a good deal of pre and post show energy focusing on trampoline transportation and maintenance.

As someone commented so appropriately on Rock and Roll Confidential's web site: Cirque de So Lame.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:06 AM on October 29, 2007


Phish used to do this all the time.

Not that I ever, um, listened to Phish or anything.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:11 AM on October 29, 2007


Maybe change that title to "Guy on a trampoline playing a guitar". I was expecting something much more complex involving the achievement of sine-wave neutrality via a gravimetrically balanced equilibrium between peak and trough... and really, really fast bursts of plucking, punctuated by longish gaps of silence where the only sound you hear is that of a guitar, bound into some form of elastic medium, as that medium reaches full stretch mode.

Walking through the forest, my ear heard a tree fall.
posted by Mike D at 7:17 AM on October 29, 2007


Oil is passing $93 a barrel and I'm sitting here watching what the kid from Deliverance would've done if he turned 25 and moved to LA.
Or wait, let me guess, he's from Canada - how innovative. My name is Sasha, I date the trampoline guitar god, and I play the steel balls. This guy deserves his own re-release of Spinal Tap.
posted by phaedon at 7:20 AM on October 29, 2007


Was this filmed in Branson, Missouri, by any chance? Because I imagine this is exactly what a certain variety of baby boomer is going to want to see when they've retired and are sitting around in their dotage, wanting to be entertained.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:24 AM on October 29, 2007


His first moves are so so...but later in the song he starts doing some fairly awesome and difficult backflips...I enjoyed this!

But it's not like it hasn't been done before... =)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7qfZjB4_uyY
posted by rmmcclay at 7:26 AM on October 29, 2007


Since we're posting funny youtube guitar stuff: Carlos Santana shreds.

Also, Slash.
posted by phaedon at 7:27 AM on October 29, 2007


There's a fine line between stupid and clever.

You give this guy too much credit. He's a million miles from the line.
posted by itchylick at 7:36 AM on October 29, 2007


I want my money back!
posted by moviediver at 8:36 AM on October 29, 2007


I can't wait to see when he goes solo and lands his own Vegas show five years from now. He'll be dressed like Elvis, playing his bouncy guitar riffs in a cage hovering over the kids' arcade area of Circus Circus. In the midst of the the din of slot machines humming out C chords, he will strut his macho guitargod trampoline stuff with every ounce of cheesy showmanship God gave him, everyone will ignore him as yet more Vegas wallpaper, and all will be right with the world.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:19 AM on October 29, 2007


OK. The shred meme is freakin' awesome. When did all this wackiness start? Have I had my head in my f-hole?
posted by punkfloyd at 10:38 AM on October 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


My two faves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ef0P_DSlDg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kqlr3m9JRg
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:13 AM on October 29, 2007


Tough crowd. Maybe if he was also in a shower?
posted by straight at 11:25 AM on October 29, 2007


Guy playing a guitar on a trampoline.

Very nicely put, loquacious. It was indeed. And anyone quick to condemn him for doing just that seem, to quote that fine old Vonnegut line, "like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."

The thing that got me, though, is that he's supposed to be a (guitar) superhero, and yet right behind him is a damsel in distress, behind bars no less, yelling "Help! Help!" And he totally ignores her to continue showing off. Definitely not superhero behavior.

p.s. These guys seem to being having more fun.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:15 PM on October 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I forgot to mention that in his Vegas show, the girl in the cage behind him will be real. And wearing a big sparkly headdress and twirling a baton. And there will be pyrotechnics... which will one day go horribly wrong and terrify the trained bear that will be performing in the ring on the other side of the arcade. Said bear will then break away from its trainer and run into the crowd. Panic will ensue, but about half of the people will not notice... they'll just continue focusing on their Wheel of Fortune slot machines through a haze of free, watered-down gin and tonics. Meanwhile, GuitarGod, professional that he is, will not skip a beat. As the bear runs lost through the arcade, GuitarGod will continue to bounce and somersault above, soundtracking the debacle with his testosterone-fueled, Carlos Santana-inspired riffs. Because that, my friends, is rock and roll.

Man, Vegas is so fun. I need a road trip.

posted by miss lynnster at 12:54 PM on October 29, 2007


Show me a guy playing a trampoline in a pit of guitars and then we'll talk.
posted by ORthey at 1:04 PM on October 29, 2007


And now video removed from YouTube by user. Hmm.
posted by stevil at 4:06 PM on November 3, 2007


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