Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Norwegian wood can be funky!

I apologize to any beatles fans out there... but this is definitely a new and improved cover of an old tune. Paul McCartney eat your heart out... what a strange expression that is...

(He's going to be in Kansas City by the way in February... the Beaumont)

Victor Wooten

8 comments:

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Vic Wooten is a freak of funky nature! Half of that sounded like a guitar, I bet those strings aren't even a half hour old!

And Norwegian Wood was a Lennon song, but you may have been referring to McCartney in the context of the Beatles bassist.

Percussivity said...

Doh! I should have known better than to assume. It isn't like I ever owned the album on which it was released but yeah I always thought the song was a Beatles creation... and therefor my comment towards McCartney is somewhat justified.

Percussivity said...

I also occassionally confuse Sting songs with Police songs... but then I don't know the difference between an IPO and a Stout (those are beers right?)

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Sorry!

Norwegian Wood is in fact a Beatles song, not a solo song...when I said it was a Lennon song, I only meant Lennon wrote and sang it. Of course, technically all the Lennon and McCartney songs are officially credited "Lennon/McCartney" as they worked as a team, but this one is (unofficially) a creation mostly of Lennon.

Your comment is valid indeed, as long as your assumption was not that McCartney wrote or sang the song. He did play bass on it, though. And sing backups!

My nerdiness when it comes to the Fabbissimo Quattro surpasses easily many other areas of my nerdiness, including Tolkien.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

"but then I don't know the difference between an IPO and a Stout (those are beers right?)"

IPO probably references IPA, or India Pale Ale. This is a pale ale brewed to higher strength with a heavy dose of hops for extra bitterness and aroma (the hops and extra alcohol helped preserve it for long sail voyages to troops stationed in India, hence the name). Modern American styles of IPA are generally pale and light-bodied, but with a huge hop presence...tongue-scrapingly bitter with lots of floral hop aromas.

Stouts (name came from "stout porter", a stronger version of porter, another dark brown ale) are a broad style most known for Guinness, a Dry Irish Stout. They usually use roasted barley or some other heavily kilned grain, and they typically have roasty coffee flavours and are often pitch black, or pretty close. They can be either very light in alcohol or very strong, depending on the substyle. Ironically, Guinness is often thought by the general public to be especially strong (the name is "stout", anyway!) but in fact it is lower in alcohol than most standard American beers.

See, another area of nerdiness...

J B Paul said...

Stanley Jordan plays guitar using the two hand tapping method. I posted a video of him playing "Eleanor Rigby" on my blog. These two playing together would be a very pleasant experience to see live, but Stanley doesn't play live much anymore as best I can tell.

The Angry Coder said...

My wife made me listen to that whole freaking thing. Now I'm going to medicate my ears with a smooth chardonay by Stone Hill and later rehabilitate them with some System of A Down. Sweet sweet rage...

Percussivity said...

Angry elf - Dude how can you be unmoved much less unimpressed by such incredible talent!??? I don't care much for opera but I can't deny that Plácido has some good pipes!

Neufonzola - Yes I was merely commenting on Paul's bass playing compared to Vic's... and inspite of my apparent ignorance, I actually did mean to type IPA. I get a lot of stock market SPAM which mentions IPOs (initial public offering) and so the acronym was in my head.