Thursday, May 2, 2013

the becos graveyard

This blog has temporarily become the Becos Graveyard, where we only discuss people who have just died. Here's another interesting one: Bob Brozman. Admittedly I had never heard of this guy before I read his obituary, but after I looked him up he seems like a good candidate for our new cemetary. An ethnomusicologist, philosopher and self described anarchist, Brozman was a scholar of "guitar colonies" around the world. A virtuoso on the National steel guitar, he's a little bit hammy and waxes obnoxious at times, but there are some good some good points amid his talkativeness. His music is pretty great too. 

Here's a good short documentary he made about Hawaiian guitar playing.

This video provides a pretty good overview of the guy and his philosophy.