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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Musical youth

My son's just sent me a link to this remarkable display of guitar playing. It's a chap called Fred. He lives in South London and he's the younger brother of a friend of my son's. You may have known lots of people who had this much command of their instrument when they were still at school. I didn't. There may be lots of others like him. I've no idea.

3 comments:

  1. Good heavens, that's impressive.

    He needs to tidy his room, mind.

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  2. He is great. And there's seems to be another boy in Texas, on the YouTube menu, who's covered the same song. YouTube continually amazes me. I was faffing about in it after looking at Fred's piece, and I found a Glen Campbell version of Jerry Reed's 'A Thing Called Love' that he was touting around British chat shows 25 years ago! I loved it then, and now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okZkpWf0lV0

    And in a uniquely YouTube way, there was this piece from behind the scenes of a TV recording, before he went on air.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI6lzOQW5k0

    PS - And if you don't already have it, on OS X a free app called Democracy downloads YouTube vids straight into it's player and onto your hard drive. Very handy.

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  3. I agree with Tim - buy that boy an iron!

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