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August 26, 2008 3:33 PM   Subscribe

If adventure has a name, it must have an electric violin solo!
posted by dhammond (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Someone is trying to feed me monkeybrains.
posted by Saddo at 3:41 PM on August 26, 2008


So, this is stuck in my head now. Thanks.
posted by littlerobothead at 3:47 PM on August 26, 2008


om-nom-sheevah, om-nom-sheevah..
posted by mannequito at 4:05 PM on August 26, 2008


I've never just posted "meh" before (and I guess I technically still haven't), but:

Meh.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:10 PM on August 26, 2008


There is but one electric violin solo in the history of electric violin solos that's worth a damn.
posted by mhum at 4:41 PM on August 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


Reminds me of this video of MC5 singer Robin Tyner playing the autoharp, which was just posted to Beware of the Blog today.

Those guys must have had the same stylist. Still, Tyner's voice sounds sooooo good.
posted by Brittanie at 4:43 PM on August 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


There is but one electric violin solo in the history of electric violin solos that's worth a damn.

And this is it.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:51 PM on August 26, 2008


Not necessarily electric, but....
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:01 PM on August 26, 2008


There is but one electric violin solo in the history of electric violin solos that's worth a damn.

Obviously, you've never heard the guy considered by many the world over to be the a virtuoso, and master of the electric violin. Jean-Luc Ponty rocks. He's worked with Frank Zappa, Elton John, George Duke, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, and has dozens of of his own incredible albums that were critically acclaimed recordings and often classics of the style. (Give that last one some time, and crank it up --- he doesn't play a solo till towards the end. You won't be sorry.)
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 5:34 PM on August 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


YOU, SIR...have betrayed Shiva.
posted by ThusSpakeZarathustra at 5:36 PM on August 26, 2008


Not to be erudite, but that is eFiddle-syncing a synth solo, eh?

That said, rabbits with pancakes on their head now make complete sense.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:40 PM on August 26, 2008


I only made it 26 seconds, and somehow still feel able to post that this is a pretty crappy FPP.

Oolong is dead. Long live Oolong!
posted by cjorgensen at 5:56 PM on August 26, 2008


Ben Mink's solo at the end of 'Losing It' by Rush. I mean, as long as we're going prog let's fucking do it. (Sorry, I don't know how to do that bad-ass "hidden-div-that-holds-the-Youtube" trick.)
posted by littlerobothead at 6:00 PM on August 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


While Jean-Luc Ponty does indubitably rock, I must ask: Has he ever used his violin to defeat Ted McGinley?
posted by mhum at 6:07 PM on August 26, 2008


The 80s were actually much better than this.

Indiana Jones, is searching for some stones...
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:44 PM on August 26, 2008


Wow, that was horrible. And not even in a "so horrible it's cool" way.
posted by yhbc at 6:45 PM on August 26, 2008


I know the whole "This is not best of the web" complaint doesn't go over well, but can we at least get posts that aren't intentionally the worst of the web?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:56 PM on August 26, 2008


The singing dude seriously reminded me of The Asian Prince, which means I'll hear this song every time I think of The Asian Prince, which is often as he is very sexy.
posted by katillathehun at 10:22 PM on August 26, 2008


THIS IS WHY YOUTUBE WAS INVENTED A+++++++++
posted by Miastar at 10:43 PM on August 26, 2008


Worst of the web is in some ways best of the web, or at least best of the worst of the web. Most mediocre of the web on the other hand...
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:44 AM on August 27, 2008


I laughed, but not enough to favorite.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:45 AM on August 27, 2008


Eddie Jobson, Ben Mink, Jean-Luc Ponty - there are a few that can rock a violin. And of course, there's Nigel Kennedy. Here he is jamming with Jeff Beck. And Lucia Micarelli, who tore it up with Jethro Tull on their last American tour.
posted by Ber at 7:26 AM on August 27, 2008


Seekerofsplendor, my all time favorite J-L P track is "Echoes of the Future" from 1975 and his use of the Echoplex... saw him live later, touring Enigmatic Ocean, and the groundwork for my getting in to looping was laid ... it's been downhill ever since.
posted by aldus_manutius at 7:33 AM on August 27, 2008


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