Here is another late night post… I got nothing to say, but I didn’t want to start out this week without a post. So, as I have done before, I am posting another guitar video — this time by perhaps my favorite guitar player: Paul Gilbert. However, before we get to that video, here is what inspired me:
I was just going to post the kid video, but since I figure most civilians [read: non-guitarists] don’t know who Paul Gilbert is, I wanted to give my readers a fine example:
If you YouTube search Paul Gilbert, you will find hundreds if not thousands of videos by him, featuring him, or by other guitar players covering his music. It is quite amazingly actually. I only chose the above video because it was one of the better ones from an audio and video consideration. Besides being arguably one of the most talented players of all time, Paul really seems to be a nice guy. He is very witty, he shares his knowledge, he respects musicians, has a very cool and funny website and he is a god in Japan (search for Paul Gilbert and Marty Friedman to see some hilarious and amazing Japanese TV show appearances). Lastly, if you want to hear what the young Daniel was playing by its originator, search for Gilbert GOOMY to see what a fine job he did trying to cover Paul’s impossible playing.
Lastly, if Paul’s neo-classical heavy metal/shred style isn’t your thing, please do not dismiss him over this. Paul is also about the most versatile guitar player I can think of. I believe I have all of his CDs (including the Mr. Big and Racer X stuff in addition to his solo work) and he has plenty of stuff that is more accessible to the average rock or pop music fan.