Thursday, February 11, 2010
Mock me you will, but I think Orianthi's pop hit "According To You" is hilarious, and -- more importantly -- she gets some impressive sound out of her guitar. Enjoy, or not.
At this rate, you'll be visiting your son's college dorm a little more than you need to.
Orianthi -- I never heard of her until this moment -- is the new Avril Lavigne.
Taylor Swift is a talent.
I'm still trying to figure out Lady Gaga -- who I just learned sorta went to my all-boy Jesuit high school.
I hadn't heard of her either, but apparently Michael Jackson picked her to play guitar for his comeback tour.
Also, check out (Highly strung w/Steve Vai) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7b-_YcACuQ
Tigerhawk, have you heard of Jake Shimabukuro?
Bohemian Rhapsody on ukelele
So, like, Tigerhawk, thanks for bringing that to my attention. I have to say - really - that in the genre of sniveling, half-defiant female rants, this has to be in the top 10 released so far this year.
What she does when not moaning.
Orianthi's vocals remind me much of the underrated American Idoler Kelly Clarkson, who has been one of the few consistent young rockers of the decade. I'd toss Pink in there as well.
I like her guitar work too (likewise, never heard of her until a moment ago). Hat tip to Eddie Van Halen, whose tapping style forever changed the solo rock riff.
Anon noted that Michael Jackson chose her as a guitarist. That reminded me that MJ used Eddie Van Halen on "Beat It", oh so many years ago. It appears that MJ was consistent, being drawn to similar guitar styles.