Walk on Water
December 4, 2008 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Walk on Water: OH Napier is a living piece of Americana and performing a conceptual piece with guitar, river, .25-.38 cal pistol and disquieted camera woman. You may get as many as three songs for your 2:31 of youtubery, I can't say for certain if they are individual pieces or just movements in a larger piece. Also, spirit liquor may have played a part in the creative act.
posted by Ogre Lawless (29 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This guy needs a guitar tuner for Christmas.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 9:47 AM on December 4, 2008


words fail....
posted by medium format at 9:52 AM on December 4, 2008


For whatever else I can say about this guy, he has certainly brought a kind of joy to me. Did you get those fucking bugs?
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 9:53 AM on December 4, 2008


he are the champions
posted by MNDZ at 9:55 AM on December 4, 2008


When I hear the words "conceptual piece", I reach for my gun.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:56 AM on December 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


God I love the news in the South...
posted by hillabeans at 9:56 AM on December 4, 2008


/me removes hat, places over heart, wipes away tear
posted by DU at 9:57 AM on December 4, 2008


Oh man, his "producer" sounds so long-suffering. Just as...weird, but long-suffering. "*sigh* YES, o-aitch, I'm DOING it"
posted by DU at 9:59 AM on December 4, 2008


I'm livin' on borrowed time also.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:01 AM on December 4, 2008


Well, this kinda ruined the whole thing for me. Turns out OH is a real person.
posted by PhatLobley at 10:10 AM on December 4, 2008


i can't wait to get home (where youtube isn't blocked) to check this out. this could possibly be THE post to change my mind about slyt links.

or not.
posted by msconduct at 10:31 AM on December 4, 2008


whoo boy i'ma cover that one
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:41 AM on December 4, 2008


Watching these videos is like living in a Sam Shepard fever dream.
posted by billysumday at 10:47 AM on December 4, 2008


Two Dead In A Breathitt County Fire
posted by pracowity at 10:47 AM on December 4, 2008


Didja git them fuckin' BUZZARDS?!?
posted by owtytrof at 11:08 AM on December 4, 2008


If only we could all be like OH.
posted by cmoj at 11:26 AM on December 4, 2008


Here is an approximation of the first minute or so:

A guy (OH) is sitting on a chair in a creek, strumming a guitar. He starts to sing.
Sitting on [South Fork?], sitting in a river
And I don’t give a damn
Got moonshine and a pistol in my pocket
And I am southern bound
I ain’t afraid of no man
And I ain’t afraid of dying
Cause Lord you know he blessed me in my time

I said, Lord you know you blessed me in my time
Yeah, I ain’t afraid of nothing, yeah I ain't afraid of dying
Sitting in the middle of [South Fork?] and doing mighty fine
Thank you Lord, I’m living on borrowed time.
OH fires his pistol into the air.
Camera person: “Don’t!”
OH: “Did ya get it?”
Camera person: “I… think so.”
OH: “God damn. Raff fuffin farty gint [some Scooby-like utterance].”
OH puts away his pistol and starts to play and sing again.
Yeah, I pulled my pistol outta my pocket
And I shot a butterfly
Ain’t afraid a nothing
And get that butterfly [pointing into the air]
I give up.
posted by pracowity at 11:43 AM on December 4, 2008


OH: “God damn. Raff fuffin farty gint [some Scooby-like utterance].”

I think that was "That's parta the fuckin' music"
posted by DU at 11:49 AM on December 4, 2008


Or, more phonetically, "Tha parra da fu'in' muy'ic'"
posted by DU at 11:50 AM on December 4, 2008


God Bless America
posted by gnutron at 12:41 PM on December 4, 2008


That dude lives in Williamsburg, you watch.
posted by everichon at 1:14 PM on December 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


OH: “God damn. Raff fuffin farty gint [some Scooby-like utterance].”
OH puts away his pistol and starts to play and sing again.


Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, but it expressed a courage that is little seen in this day and age.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:32 PM on December 4, 2008


That dude lives in Williamsburg, you watch.

Look, it's hard to believe, I know. But brace yourself. Sit down, even.

MANY MANY AMERICANS ARE EITHER LIKE THIS MAN OR ARE RELATED TO A PERSON LIKE THIS MAN.

And, no. For them, it's not ironic.
posted by billysumday at 1:45 PM on December 4, 2008


Many of them actually are that man.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:04 PM on December 4, 2008


I think America would be a much better place if we were all a little more like that man. This is my new favorite thing, I think.
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:44 PM on December 4, 2008


Hey! I think I buy my pot from this guy!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:06 PM on December 4, 2008


Divine_Wino: Totally agree. He has every idea that people might might fun of him but he doesn't give a flying fuck.

Plus he's godamn great.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:53 PM on December 4, 2008


I was expecting this to be dumb. It was not. Guy's got a voice on him.
posted by The Whelk at 4:30 PM on December 4, 2008


Sigh.

The 15 minutes are up but no one noticed ...
posted by aldus_manutius at 7:09 AM on December 5, 2008


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