Posts Tagged ‘music’

Too Fun with Funtwo

January 14, 2009

The following video is brought to you courtesy of Jessica F.  All together now…”Thanks Jessica F!”  🙂

The video is of an electric guitar rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon, performed by funtwo.

So who is this mysterious capped musician with the nimble fingers, bathed in holy light?  His name is Lim Jeong-hyun, from South Korea.  Except for a month of lessons, he is a self-taught guitarist.  I don’t know much about guitar-playing, but apparently this guy is really, really good, which is why he shot to internet fame when other guitarists saw him play the Canon Rock song (the version arranged by Jerry Chang, aka JerryC).  After seeing his virtuoso skill, so many people wanted to know who he was that a couple years ago, a reporter from The New York Times tracked him down and wrote an article about him.

This all reminds me of another YouTube video I saw a long time ago, in which a comedian complains about Pachelbel’s Canon.  Comedy and classical music.  Who knew?

All hail Jessica F for the video!  😀


Harmonica + Beatbox

January 11, 2009

Apparently the video wasn’t showing up.  Who knows why.  I swear it was working before when I first made the post.  Anyway, I fixed the link, so it should work now.  Sorry about that.

(Harmonica + Beatbox performed by Yuri Lane)

I just thought this was cool.  The performer, Yuri Lane, is making the percussion sounds with his mouth WHILE he’s playing the harmonica.

You can visit Yuri Lane’s website here.  He also has an album out called Human Beatbox.