PG Staff Answers: What’s Cool Online
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. When we first dreamed up our new Staff Picks [page 36] feature last month, it included the question,
“What’s cool online?” Due to space constraints, we had to cut the answers. The thing is, we still think all of that stuff online is cool. This month in
Hot Links, enjoy not one, not two, but eight online diversions for your enjoyment.
Tommy Emmanuel – Guitar Boogie
“At Les Paul’s 90th birthday party at Carnegie
Hall this guy blew away a field of some of
the worlds greatest guitarists!” said January’s
Guest Picker, Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister).
Progressive Rock in 5 Minutes from Cracked.com
“If you aren’t laughing by the time you get
to the Butts vs. Dongs chart of album cov-
ers, you take your prog too seriously,” Web
Content Editor Rebecca Dirks said.
Bruce Springsteen - Nashville, TN 11/18/09
The E Street Band covers Johnny Cash in this
live rendition of, “Ring of Fire.” “This was
done by audience request at a recent show
in Nashville and it’s cool because it’s unrehearsed, it’s in Nashville and it’s Springsteen
covering Johnny Cash. Need I say more?”
explained Marketing Director Nick Ireland.
Straight Forward - Adam Miller - Solo
Acoustic Guitar - Cole Clark Angel
“Check out Aussie guitarist Adam Miller—his
ability to fuse melody, bass lines, rhythm and
percussion is ridiculous,” explained Editorial
Director Joe Coffey.
Barenaked Ladies “Bathroom Sessions”
“Check out Barenaked Ladies’ ‘Bathroom
Sessions’ on You Tube.,” suggested Multimedia
Communications Specialist Brandon Brinson.
“With all the hoopla about illegal download-
ing, their frontman put up solo acoustic videos
in his bathroom. Crazy cool.”
Search “Bathroom Sessions” on youtube.com
Old Grey Whistle Test Videos on You Tube
“Dated, to be sure, but so much fun to watch.,”
said Editor in Chief Chris Burgess about these
‘70s and ‘80s performance videos from the
BBC2 music show. Performers include Billy Joel,
The Police, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones,
Dire Straits, Tom Waits and more.
Search “Old Grey Whistle Test” on youtube.com
The Legend of Vernon McAlister
“Read the legend, see the guitar, sample the
weird and wonderful music,” said Acoustic
Editor Gayla Drake Paul of this Richard Leo
You Can Play, Too
Know of a cool website or video that
you want to share? Is there something
technology-related you want to know more
about? Email Web Content Editor Rebecca
Dirks at email@example.com and
you might see it in Hot Links next month.