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(YouTube) Video This here feller plays the Star Wars on this here banjo... and it's pretty good   ( divider line
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18088 clicks; posted to Main » and Video » on 19 Jul 2006 at 9:39 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2006-07-19 2:41:59 AM  
I give that performance two thumbs up.
2006-07-19 9:42:22 AM  
This video pretty much sums up the entire Internet
2006-07-19 9:43:16 AM  
come back when you can do it by blowing on a bottle.

(actually, that was pretty cool)
2006-07-19 9:43:29 AM  
John Williams just felt a great disturbance in the force.
2006-07-19 9:44:12 AM  
2006-07-19 9:45:02 AM  
Huuuu dawgie, that was perty gol durn good.
2006-07-19 9:45:19 AM  
I've never wanted to be able to play the banjo so badly in my life.
2006-07-19 9:45:47 AM  
it would have been better had he shaved his head and sat on a front porch swing with a blank look on his face.
2006-07-19 9:47:32 AM  
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2006-07-19 9:47:51 AM  
Ya'all come back now ya here!

2006-07-19 9:48:12 AM  
I, for one, think that's awesome!

/loves blugrass
//hates country
2006-07-19 9:48:21 AM  
Shoulda been chewing on some tobacco or some straw.
2006-07-19 9:48:45 AM  
Thanks gawd my soundcard is farked.

/or not
2006-07-19 9:49:08 AM  
The eyebrow waggle at the end totally sold it.
2006-07-19 9:50:02 AM  

This video pretty much sums up the entire Internet

Yeah. This and "Star Wars Geek".

/wait... the two definitive Internet videos are both Star Wars-related
2006-07-19 9:50:56 AM  
Being a minority I instinctively find any banjo playing scary.
2006-07-19 9:53:05 AM  
I can't get the image of Darth Vader and Ned Beatty out of my head
2006-07-19 9:54:01 AM  
Seriously. How rowdy does a bluegrass crowd really get?
2006-07-19 9:54:48 AM  
Now we need Duel of the Fates on duelling banjos.
2006-07-19 9:55:10 AM  
I saw the fingers moving, but couldn't hear any audio even at max volume. Heh.
2006-07-19 9:55:40 AM  
ObVader: "Luke, you know I am your father...

...and your uncle."

/got nunthin'
2006-07-19 9:56:06 AM  
He looked like a young George Lucas. Skinny, hornrims, beard.
Plaid shirt.

I think he's a clone.
2006-07-19 9:56:07 AM  
what's Star Wars?
and I hate banjers.
2006-07-19 9:57:01 AM  
That'd be great if everything played on a banjo didn't sound exactly the same.
2006-07-19 9:57:35 AM  

2006-07-19 9:57:55 AM  
Who would have thought that the Star Wars theme translates into hillbilly so well?
2006-07-19 9:58:11 AM  
Woooooooo-wee. Boy, that was a miiiighty fine a-pickin' and a-singin'. I'll tell you what, you come on in here and sign these papers here and I'm a gonna give you ten dollars a piece.
2006-07-19 9:58:57 AM  
I really hate to perpetuate this thing, but...

Browsing the link's site, a video yesterday from our friend "thatgirlemily", supposedly the video of "Steve and Laura"
2006-07-19 10:01:28 AM  
BrotherB: Seriously. How rowdy does a bluegrass crowd really get?

Directly proportional to the amount of beer and ammo you bring.
2006-07-19 10:03:20 AM  
wmoonfox: how do you tell the difference between all the banjo songs?

The words.
2006-07-19 10:04:13 AM  
Lets perpetuate the stereotype of Southerners!

Yes! We all talk like this:

Dem damn leeebruls always takin or jobs. Ima fark mah siistar while figthn turrist.

Deliverance was 100% accurate in every way. We all talk and live just like that.

BTW this wasn't aimed at anyone in this thread, just pre-emptive defense to the soon-to-be southern U.S. bashing that is no doubt incoming. :)
2006-07-19 10:05:26 AM  
What? No banjo jokes, yet? Let's correct that.

Q. How do you know when the stage is level?

A. When the banjo player drools from both sides of his mouth.

/Thanks. You've been a great audience. Please tip your waitresses.
2006-07-19 10:05:50 AM  
Simply awesome. Someone should record the entire soundtrack in bluegrass style. I'd buy it. Twice. And I hate bluegrass.
2006-07-19 10:09:28 AM  
I've been scared of banjos (& crewcuts) ever since that canoe trip I took with my buddies back in the 70's.
2006-07-19 10:09:40 AM  
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"He's got a real purty mouth, ain't he? Squeal like a wookiee, boy!"
2006-07-19 10:10:20 AM  
we interviewed David Lee Roth in regards to his new bluegrass album--- Van Halen and his songs with blue grass music---i like bluegrass but i didn't like my favorite VH songs in this style
2006-07-19 10:11:46 AM  
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2006-07-19 10:12:25 AM  
Not impressed.

The idea is OK. The execution leaves something to be desired.

Something like the whole arrangement.
2006-07-19 10:12:49 AM  
I used to know those guys in the Second String Bluegrass band.

Oh, and a bluegrass crowd in Asheville NC can get quite rowdy.

What's the difference between a banjo player and a large pizza?

A large pizza can feed a family of four.

What do you say to a banjo player in a suit?

Will the defendant please rise.
2006-07-19 10:16:42 AM  
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2006-07-19 10:18:17 AM  
What's the best sound a banjo makes?


/'s like two cats fighting on a tin roof
//It really rocks
///bluegrass uke player
2006-07-19 10:20:49 AM  
Hayseed Dixie anyone?
2006-07-19 10:22:21 AM  
Very nice, but how about "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on a ukulele.
You'll have to cut and paste you-tube is giving me a plastic hassle.
2006-07-19 10:25:12 AM  
2006-07-19 10:26:54 AM  
Seriously. How rowdy does a bluegrass crowd really get?

Acutally they can be a blast. I was a anti-bluegrass music major type who thought it was all lame hillbilly music. Then I quit being a music major, saw a band (Nickel Creek) and bought a mandolin. Now I play in a bunch of local bands. It is so much fun, all of the improv of jazz without the stuck up yuppies.

Another bonus that most BG players don't let on to... much of the crowd (at least up nort here in Wisconsin) tends to be pretty, high, bra-less hippies who "dance" to music by hopping to the beat... many think that I nod to the beat while on stage... yep that's it.
2006-07-19 10:32:17 AM  
Just took up re-learning the banjo after decades of neglect. I know it's the accordian of stringed instruments, but just like mandoskippy says, it's so much fun.

/A guilty pleasure I don't feel guilty about
2006-07-19 10:34:52 AM  
long-time submitter, first-time green light

bluegrass live totally kicks. there's nothing like a big rowdy group of people sucking down PBR and pretending to dance. it's good wholesome fun.

and yes, Second String Bluegrass rocked the house
2006-07-19 10:35:31 AM  
I didn't know they had basements in the South.

Wonder if he has a Younicks system too...
2006-07-19 10:40:48 AM  
SMITTY sure has a purty mouth...
2006-07-19 10:44:01 AM  
That was awesome.
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