Sunday Funnies – Horrible Guitar Players On YouTube

Funny video of some seriously bad guitar players who posted on YouTube.

   I know everyone has to start someplace when they learn to play the guitar. Let’s face it, we were all pretty horrible when we started playing. I’m just glad that nobody had a video camera around when I was learning to play guitar. I really feel sorry for these poor saps that video themselves playing horrible guitar and then have the “great idea” to put it up on YouTube.

   I hope you enjoy this short clip of some of YouTube’s worst guitar playing.    Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Horrible Guitar Players On YouTube”

Sunday Funnies – Songs About A Girl Family Guy

This is a funny clip with Stewie and Brian from Family Guy discussing songs with girl’s names.

   I got a good laugh out of this clip from Family Guy. Girls are one of any musician’s greatest inspiration and there have been a lot of songs written and titled after certain girls. It was actually kind of shocking to watch this clip and realize just how many songs have a girl’s name in the title.

   Sit back and have a good laugh as Stewie and Brian have a little songwriting discussion about using girl’s names in a song.

Songs About A Girl – Family Guy

Excellent Stevie Ray Vaughan Interview 1985

   This is an interview with one of the greatest live musician’s to ever grace us with his playing. Today I’m posting up and interview Stevie did in 1985 just before the release of his third album “Soul To Soul” which was a platinum release in the United States and a Gold release in Canada. This interview was done by Peter Feniak for Lifetime TV in Canada.

   What I like about this interview is that the Mr. Feniak lets Stevie really be himself  while he’s interviewing him. It’s interesting to watch the interviewer relax and enjoy chatting with Stevie as the interview goes on. I’m sure part of it is Stevie’s gentle way of speaking and communicating in general. Stevie is very personable and the interviewer gets totally taken in by Stevie’s playing. Stevie plays some very excellent music during the interview and I’m sure all you guitarists and Stevie Ray Vaughan fans out there are going to love this video.   Continue reading “Excellent Stevie Ray Vaughan Interview 1985”

Sunday Funnies – Support Conan O’Brien My Coco

A video in support of Conan O’Brien showing Conan clips to the song My Coco by Stellastar.

   I admit, when Jay Leno was hosting the Tonight Show I would watch fairly regularly but a lot of the time I’d fall asleep on the couch until Conan O’Brien came on. So I was pretty stoked when Jay retired and Conan moved to the 10:30 spot to host The Tonight Show. I figured I could stay awake easily for Conan’s hijinks and I do. Then all this time slot stupidity started.

   Now don’t get me wrong, I like Jay but he left to try a new time slot and for better or worse, it didn’t work out. So I say Jay, it’s time to retire to Vegas and start really enjoying your car collection. Conan is younger and funnier and he’s earned his shot to host the Tonight Show.   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Support Conan O’Brien My Coco”

Sunday Funnies – Wedding Dance Fail Video

This video could be funny or terribly tragic depending on your point of view.

   Okay, I don’t know if this video is funny or terribly tragic. The reason I’m posting it up on Live Musician Central is because the song the band is playing seems so wildly out of place at a wedding. I do have to admit I laughed pretty hard when the stupid girl in the red dress causes catastrophe but I did feel sorry for the poor bride at the end. So like I said, the vid is a mixed bag.

   I really want to know though, why is the girl in red dress so out of control? Is it the song driving her wild? I doubt it. Is it excess alcohol? Possibly. Is it sheer jealousy induced craziness becuse her best friend just got married? Most likely!   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Wedding Dance Fail Video”

Neal Schon Plays Journey’s Lights On A Fender Stratocaster

Video of Neal Schon playing the Journey song “Lights” on the Fender Stratocaster.

   It’s well known that Journey’s Neal Schon plays primarily Gibson Les Paul guitars both in the studio and when the band plays live. Well, there’s one Journey song that you just can’t get the right tone on without a Fender Stratocaster. That song is “Lights”, so there you go all you Gibson Les Paul fans out there. Let’s face it, the Fender Stratocaster has a delicious, bluesy sounding neck pickup.

   In this video, Neal Schon is demonstrating his parts  on “Lights” while playing a Fender Stratocaster. It looks like he’s using an early 90’s Strat Plus with Lace Sensor pickups and a Floyd Rose double locking tremelo. What’s doubly cool in this video is the fact that he’s looping his rhythm part and playing lead over it. I don’t know if he does that live or not but it sure sounds cool here.    Continue reading “Neal Schon Plays Journey’s Lights On A Fender Stratocaster”

Sunday Funnies – Axis Of Awesome 4 Chords

A funny look at how so many songs use the exact same chord progression.

   Some of the best music has been written over very simple chord progressions. It’s something that listeners don’t think about beyond the occasional “that song sort of sounds like…” comments. But it’s can be pretty funny when songs are strung together that use the same chord progression. In fact, it’s the basis for mashups to take songs using the same chord progression and mash them together.

   I found this video by Axis Of Awesome funny because of the way they linked these songs together and because their performance is over the top but not to the point of becoming stupid. I hope you enjoy it on today’s Sunday Funnies!   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Axis Of Awesome 4 Chords”

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Video)

Video of the number one Christmas single by the supergroup Band Aid titled Do They Know It’s Christmas?

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   It’s Christmas time again for 2009 and I’d like to wish everyone who’s been reading Live Musician Central a very merry Christmas. To celebrate, I’m posting the video to one of my favorite Christmas songs, titled “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. This song was released in 1984 and was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. The song featured many of the top Irish and British musicians of the decade and was released to raise money to help provide relief to those ravaged by the famine in Ethiopia.   Continue reading “Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Video)”

Sunday Funnies – Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody

Enjoy this great Christmas song parody of Queen’s hit, Bohemian Rhapsody.

   I got a good laugh out of this Christmas version of the Queen classic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Whoever is playing and singing on it is actually quite skilled and the song is mixed nicely as well. Whoever N2OBand is on YouTube, good Job! I hope you enjoy another great Christmas Sunday Funnies.   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody”

Sunday Funnies – Ding Fries Are Done (Burger King Christmas Song)

Ding Fries Are Done is a fast food holiday classic sung to the tune of Carol Of The Bells.

   This has long been one of my live band’s favorite Christmas songs. It seems like every year at band practice somebody will bust out singing a version of “Ding Fries Are Done” which is sung to the tune of Carol Of The Bells. If you’ve ever worked in fast food then I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of this fast food Christmas classic!   Continue reading “Sunday Funnies – Ding Fries Are Done (Burger King Christmas Song)”