November 15, 2009

Two Words: Rodrigo y Gabriela

I'd like to now call your attention to Rodrigo y Gabriela, a Mexican flamenco metal duo. I had heard the name mentioned a couple of times, and probably even heard a song or two. But, it totally didn't register with me until I saw a video clip as part of a NPR podcast I keep up with.

I guess if I had heard the songs before, they must not have triggered anything because I assumed they were ten people or something. No. All this is made by two people and two nylon string guitars, and once my brain had visual confirmation of that, it attempted to process that information and then exploded. Seriously, I haven't gone out to buy the CD or anything because I don't think I could take any more than 10 minutes straight without my mind being completely blown. Were they to come to my town to play a concert, I would love to go to see this in person. But, I would most likely go to the show, watch the performance for ten minutes, then excuse myself to the restroom to sob uncontrollably about how pathetic I am and how cruel fate forbids that I could ever possibly hope to do anything this cool ever.

Seriously, watch this clip of "Buster Voodoo" from Craig Ferguson the other night and see if there's any way your pathetic human brain can even hope to withstand the sheer awesomeness. If you're still breathing after that, download the NPR podcast clip and see what that does to you.



http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113641457

6 comments:

Cheeth said...

[sobbing uncontrollably]

Supercords said...

Surely you recall my oooing and awwwing from when I saw them at Coachella. They are quite amazing live.

Aaron said...

No, I don't actually recall. Just about everything you wrote about Coachella went in one eye and out the other. I just tried to put it out of my head since it just makes me feel bad that I've never been able to go.

Still, you're pretty lucky to have seen that and lived.

Captain Emus said...

In related news, I can almost make my fingers perform the B flat chord.

Harsha said...

Really good, also check out john butler's ocean if you haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAkOhXIsI0

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