Saturday, November 19, 2011


At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeonly old man, I can remember when the only way to see a musician play was to wait for them to come to my town, buy a ticket, and go see the show. Through the miracle of YouTube, I can now see just about anyone I want without leaving my fortress of solitude. And when I stop to think about it, that's pretty amazing - and I spend more time than I probably should watching concert footage of a wide variety of bands and artists.

For my Saturday "dash of happy", I'll pick Eric's Johnson's "Righteous". He's an amazingly-talented guitar player - and as someone who occasionally picks up a guitar, watching someone of this caliber partly inspires me, and partly makes me feel like I have five thumbs on each hand. It mostly inspires me. And makes me very happy to be able to watch such talent.

Addendum: if you like this clip of Eric Johnson, check out his cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?", from the same concert.

Happy Saturday!


  1. Very cool. Glad to see I'm not the only sometime guitar player who watches one of the greats and suddenly feels like he's all thumbs. Thanks for sharing the clip.


  2. first time i'm learning about eric johnson. i enjoyed watching him play his guitar, especially on Are You Experienced.

    and you're right about youtube. miraculous, ain't it? ;-)

  3. Man... watching that makes me wanna sell all of my gear... :o(