Multiple cool things in this song. Please stick with this until 2:00. Opening
is great. NOTICE ALL MUSICIANS AND WANNABES - the artist has gone BIG.
This isn't a 'maybe you'll like this, maybe I can play this,
maybe this style is acceptable'. This is an 800 hundred pound gorilla
jumping on the stage, huge both in technique attempted (and accomplished!)
and musical drama. Like it or do not, but it's strong. Percussive
use of the guitar, more aggressive than most. 2 handed melody yeah. Next
coolness is at .53 when he retunes while playing (these are special tuners,
but still great coordination and placement of the technique). Now I asked
you to hang in there for me until 1:26 - O MY GOSH, HE'S SINGING TOO!
All that guitar complexity and ninja hands and he's got enough free
RAM to start singing and sing well. How cool and hard it that?!?!. 1:56
a nice peaceful interlude. 3:44 - explosion of sound. Notice also how
Jon's beat the crap out of his guitar, but it seems well worth it.
He replaces John Mayer as the most difficult rhythm playing I've seen.
My definition for rhythm guitar is guitar that accompanies a melody in
another instrument - a voice, a guitar, a trumpet. Struming, Dust in the
Wind, Neon, - now Jon Gomm. Way to go, Jon!
Passion Flower - Jon Gomm