Here’s a cool little animation by a guy named Chris Wade, based on David Fair’s treatise How to play guitar.
If you don’t know who he is, David and his brother Jad founded the incredible band Half Japanese.
Learn more about the band here:
The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” (aka 2 minutes and 18 seconds of horror) is a song composed by Charles Randolph Grean and performed by Leonard Nimoy, telling the story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures in J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit. The recording originally appeared on The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy, the second of Nimoy’s incredible albums on Dot Records.
A year before the recording was commercially released, Nimoy lip-synched to the recording during a guest appearance on the July 28, 1967 episode of Malibu U, a short-lived variety television series. This gave birth to the wondrous piece of history we present here today. If only Nimoy had made more music videos to go along with his music, its a real shame we can’t see more productions of this quality. Its a real mystery why this song wasn’t used in Peter Jacksons 3,000 hour epic, Lord of the Rings.
We’ve cleaned up the audio a bit to further your enjoyment.
Unfortunately this video was edited for some unknown reason, to see the entire clip in black and white this follow this link:
The Twin Brothers Ron and Don hail from parts unknown, Ontario. They’ve been writing, acting and performing for many years, on top of running a successful recording studio and video production company.
This video is from the title track of their debut album Who’s Who, aptly titled, Who’s Who.
This is a spectacular first effort, but don’t take it from us, check out some quotes about this amazing duo:
“These guys are professional…”-Norm Kelly (Scarborough Councillor)
“They wear the exact clothes, have the same hairstyle and even wear indistinguishable sunglasses…”-Hijal de Sarkar (Scarborough Mirror Newspaper)
“I hope all of your projects are doing well. Best wishes.”-Sam Reid (Glass Tiger)
“Dear Ron and Don, Keep watching! Peace & love.”-Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Star Trek)
Be sure to visit their site and buy a copy of this modern day classic. While you’re there check out their photo shoot documentary, really great stuff.
Here’s a live clip of guitar god Eddie Van Halen from their current tour. Try and make it until :50 seconds in to get the full effect.
This is the man responsible for spawning generations of wanking “wheedley wheedley” wannabes. As you can see he’s now invented a new sort of tuning, the man never rests!