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  • April 13, 2015
    This is a video of the Samurai Guitarist performing his own bluegrass version of the Game of Thrones theme. It reminded me of my days tending bar at a honky tonk in Alabama. That never actually happened by the way, I just daydreamed about it. For a dream you'd think I would ... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2015
    This is Raijin, a spherical drum kit designed by Yamaha's motorcycle division. I know, I was expecting a drum kit on wheels too. Still, I would get in there and go nuts like I was playing Dance Dance Revolution. Have I ever told you I saw a guy have a heart attack playing Da... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video from Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars featuring Weird Al and Jodi DiPiazza performing Weird Al's Star Wars themed parody of the Kinks' 'Lola', entitled 'Yoda'. Jodi was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and has already accomplished more in her lif... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    This is a video of the 7-to-12-year old members of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists performing a Led Zepplin medley (Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song) on marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, drums, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. It sounds beautiful. Like watchin... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2015
    This is a video of 'pioneers of the cello music revolution' (although I'm pretty sure that happened in the 1700's) group 2CELLOS performing Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' on electric cellos (which may or may not double as laser rifles). I had no idea there was going to be... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2014
    This is a video of music teacher (hence the giant instruments) Tom BetGeorge's Christmas lights display. Tom says he has about 12,500 channels running 100,000 lights, and this year they're all synced to Star Wars songs (there's even a lightsaber battle). I wonder how many peo... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2014
    This is a video of pianist Sonya Belousova performing the Tetris theme on a custom built pinball machine inspired piano. If you're interested in winning the piano (or the one used in their Akira video, which I also posted after the jump) you can contribute to their Indiegogo c... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2014
    This is a video of 16-year old Japanese drumming sensation Senri Kawaguchi tearing up her drum set to a background tape track. It gets even more intense towards the end. Now I'll be the first to admit I'm not very good at telling if a musician is particularly good or not, but... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2014
    This is the PianoArc, invented by Lady Gaga's keyboardist, Brockett Parsons. It consists of three 88-note USB MIDI keyboards arranged in a 6-foot circle around the musician. Obviously, the design was inspired by that fat blue alien from Star Wars (Max Rebo, aka Siiruulian Pha... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2014
    This is a video of Harp Twins Camille and Kennerly performing a medley of Star Wars songs ('Main Theme', 'Victory Celebration' and 'Throne Room') on electric harps. I've always told myself that when I get rich enough I'll pay somebody to be playing a harp in the grand foyer o... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2014
    Meet Mr. Knocky. He's a battery-free drum toy controlled by swinging two hand-held triggers. Not digging the sound of his plastic drums? No worries, you can swap them out for other percussion surfaces like a soup can or Pringles can. He is not recommended for use drumming o... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2014
    This is a video of 10-year old Audrey performing Slayer's 'War Ensemble' on Rocksmith. Plus her little sister CRAZY KATE (fitting) belts out some solid screaming. They should really consider taking their act on the road. Hell, if I didn't just hire a new strongman and snake ... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    PROTIP: Start your volume low. This is a video of a guitarist recreating the cries of disgraced Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura. Nonomura tried to claim around $30,000 in travel expenses without providing any proof of his spending. Whatever, I would have done the exac... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2014
    So apparently Queen Elizabeth's royal guard took time out of their busy schedule of standing around while people make funny faces at them to perform the Game of Thrones theme in front of Buckingham Palace. This is a video of that performance. You think the Queen is the one ma... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2014
    This is a 19th century lyre made out of a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut and hair. I can't even imagine all the black magic rituals it was probably played at. The things it's seen! Hmm....if only it could talk. "YOU SUMMONED ME, MORTAL?" Holy shit it can! Do you a... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2014
    Note: Start your volume low, it's loud. This is a jazz version of the Game of Thrones theme as performed by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys at BB King's Blues Club in New York City. I am into it. But, FULL DISCLOSURE: I've always liked the Game of Thrones theme AND jazz music,... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2014
    This is a video of Youtuber Theramin Hero performing the Game of Thrones theme song on his custom built NES keytair. The NES even still functions as a gaming console! Plus it has light-up effects. The whole song kind of sounds like a phone ringing and nobody answering it. T... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    Dammit -- keep your overalls on, this is a family concert! This is a video of Rob Scallon (of Slayer on a ukulele fame) performing 'Raining Blood' on a banjo. I have never seen it rain blood before but one time I sneezed so hard it rained boogers. That was the end of that ro... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2014
    This is a video of guitarist Rob Scallon (not to be confused with Rapp Scallion, who owned the Steamin' Weenie Hut on Scabb Island in Monkey Island II) covering Slayer's War Ensemble on ukulele. It was most impressive. Did you do any headbanging? I banged my head. On the ... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2014
    This is the $150 GuitDoorbell, a real half size guitar that gets its strings strummed every time the door is opened. So it's not technically a doorbell, because 1) not a bell and 2) doorbells are usually rung from the outside BEFORE the door is opened. This only makes sound A... / Continue →