This documentary about jazz trumpeter-singer Chet Baker intercuts footage from the 1950s, when he was part of West Coast Cool, and from his last years. We see the young Baker, he of the beautiful face, in California and in Italy, where he appeared in at least one movie and at least one jail cell (for drug possession). And, we see the aged Baker, detached, indifferent, his face a ruin. Includes interviews with his children and ex-wife, women companions, and musicians.
Guitar Hero style game that you play with your keyboard - plus a chance to win tickets to the Bula Quo premiere or a trip to Fiji
6th grad Heavy Metal band Unlocking the Truth performing on Broadway near 39th Street in Manhattan.
Guitar hero Freddie King plays the Blues. RT 67:13.
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A collection of clips of David Letterman asking drummers if their drums are rented. Also some guitars and French horns for good measure.
Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Joseph McCarthy confronted over his anti-communist tactics; Author Charles Dickens dies; Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns; Secretariat wins Triple Crown; Electric guitar pioneer Les Paul born. (June 9)
Here we have Sam Westphalen performing the Spice Girls "Wannabe'" in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music.
Just waking up then warming up.
This song is posted elsewhere as Spuriously Seventeen Windows but it needed its lower frequencies cut out to get rid of the booming noise of the acoustic guitar. It says under that posting that it was recorded in a hotel room by the Dylan biographer Robert Shelton in 1966 and certainly does fit the sound of that period. The lingering fifth chord and references to a painting make it seem almost like a predecessor of Visions Of Johanna, one of Bob's most celebrated songs. He must have worked on it very hard, reworking it over and over. Even as a draft, this song exudes charm, as much as the more finished She's Your Lover Now does, the predecessor of One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later). It reveals once more Dylan's facility for taking the essence of folk songwriting, powerful words set to a twist on an old folk tune archetype, and successfully mixing it with the dense metaphoric poetry of the French Symbolist and Surrealist poets of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries respectively. The existential young man's angst doesn't destroy the classical time tested formula of the fundamental songwriting elements either. Genius or what? The answer my friend was blowing in the wind and still is, for others to grab hold of while they can...
David Brent kicks off his new series of guitar tutorials with the song 'Life On The Road'.
Nick Offerman gives his wife, Megan Mullally, a rainbow.
Rare guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison among the rock memorabilia up for auction this coming weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (May 13)
The story of Robert Johnson on the 102nd anniversary of his birth.
Wax Fang performing 'Majestic' at The Dame in Lexington, KY on June 20, 2008. This video 3 of 6 from Wax Fang's 'Live Series'
The Rain Song from No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra
Vocals: Robert Plant
Guitar: Jimmy Page
Bass: Charlie Jones
Drums: Michael Lee