Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dear Santa,

If it's not too much trouble, can you bring me the ability to play banjo like Bela? Oh, and I'll need a banjo.


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    1. Nothing like Christmas carols played on solo banjo. Your best wishes are warmly welcomed, with hopes that y'all will enjoy happy holidays!

  2. Thanks for sharing -- never heard of the fellow. Indeed amazing.
    So, do you play Banjo at all?
    I guess all you Southerners play banjo just like all Japanese are Karate blackbelts.
    Thanx again -- and Happy December!

  3. Haha-what, are you telling me not all Japanese are blackbelts?! Years ago I played bass in several country/gospel/bluegrass bands, and as a matter of course had the chance to noodle around on different instruments. The banjo was always one of my favorite instruments, but damn hard to play unless you really practice. I guess Bela practices.

    In a few minutes the kids will all be up to open presents, so I must be off--well wishes to you and your family, Sabio! (If you think Bela is amazing on the banjo, look up his bassist, Victor Wooten. He does things on the bass that should be illegal.)

  4. I watch a few -- yeah, amazing. He was the guy on stage with Bela in the clip you shared, I think.

    1. That's the guy. I've wasted countless hours trying to pick up his incredible picking technique, to no avail. Now I just listen and enjoy!