Thursday, June 13, 2013

blackmore tantrum

what it is: blackmore tantrum
where i found it: reader BB of new jersey

In this video, Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has an extended temper tantrum, smashing several guitars, a camera, throwing amps into the audience and initiating some explosions. That's enough for me, but what is more absurd is how he does it in a kind of calm way and that he seems psychologically disconnected from the rest of the band, who are still trying to make it seem like a legitimate rock sequence of events (keeping the jams going, "thank you good night", etc.) as it goes on forever.  I kind of just gave away a lot of the surprises, but it's still fun to watch it unfold and unfold and unfold.

Wikipedia tells me that Blackmore now plays New Age music and has a newborn child. Also, here are the informative last two sentences of the entry:  

Blackmore plays football once a week,[37] and always watches German language television on the satellite dish when he stays at his home.[43] He has a collection of approximately 2,000 CDs of Rennaissance Music.

recent picture of blackmore with current wife/singer. i don't know what to make of the hat or the lamp.

The same reader sent me a link to this documentary, which is more ridiculous than I can quite describe. I'll leave all the surprises for you in this one.