Post by the Omrud Post by Steve Hague
On youtube is Martin Simpson's cover version of Robin Williamson's
"October Song", released a few days ago. Personally, I had to push my
lower jaw shut with my hand.
Meanwhile, on another planet where the guitar is also played, try this
if you want your gob to be thoroughly smacked. A quote from the
comments: "I played guitar for 20 years, after watching this video i
finally have the motivation to pursue career in accounting"
Blimey! I'm seriously impressed. It's less my thing than acoustic
fingerstyle, but an amazing performance.
I'm delighted that, very gradually, more and more women are appearing as
fine pop musicians in what were almost exclusively male domains - drums
(e.g. the terrific Victoria Smith), guitar, bass etc. There's a long
way to go, but it's something I do find hopeful.
(And, having spent a lot of my career encouraging young women into the
physical sciences and engineering, this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry
cheered me, too.)
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