Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Your Wednesday Moment of Words Fail Me: Special I Got This Ukelele and I Learned How to Make It Talk Edition

From 2010, please enjoy in breathless wonder Philadelphia-based power pop singer/songwriter/guitarist and stone musical genius Jim Boggia with the most jaw-dropping performance of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road" ever witnessed by sentient mammalian bipeds.

I don't even know where to begin about just how brilliant this guy is. But I would be remiss if I didn't append this more recent performance -- from last Friday's Mad Dogs and Dominos show... the Highline in NYC -- of him dueting on "Bell Bottom Blues."

Let's just say that when Boggia hit the stage for the first time, I turned to a certain Shady Dame and anoounced that I really, REALLY, want that suit he's wearing.


danny1959 said...

I've just begun learning to play the ukelele. Not sure whether this clip should inspire or discourage me.

Peter Power Pop said...

Hey, danny1959: If you're looking for encouragement and/or discouragement, then Jake Shimabukuro is definitely your man. One of the things he does is a jaw-dropping version "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

danny1959 said...

My mind is blown, Peter Power Pop! Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

This is depressing because it reminds me that no one will ever write another song as great as "Thunder Road" in my lifetime. It is almost too great. There is nothing more to hope for from rock music -- I realize that now.