Friday, November 16, 2007


It's Friday, and fun has been kinda hard to come for the musicians in the house, here's little shredding action.

For the uninitiated or misinformed, shred guitar is a style of electric guitar playing in which rapid passages are performed using sweep-picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and other techniques. While shred guitar is mostly associated with hard rock and neo-classical metal, it is also used in some subgenres of fusion and bluegrass. Well-known shred-style guitar players include Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai.

So now some dude on the internets has overdubbed some rather lamish guitaring over Eddie and Steve. The clips go on a little long, but any wannabe lickster or even serious strummer should find them hilarious.

The Carlos Sanatana number tops them all though.

At the end of the day, however, it's still about supporting the WGA strike right now. We kind of knew it already, but the information that's come out this past two weeks has shown us all we're truly at a crossroads.

Their fight is our fight, and it's a showdown with the devil (of sorts).

And like the Crossroads movie, may the most deserving and honest and true to his self player come out on top.

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