Anyone Can Play Guitar
The thought of Zac or Otis Gibbs as being too full of themselves is pretty funny.All of the guitar dudes are too full of themselves
Here’s a partial list of what I visit regularly, or at least kinda keep up with. I do watch Zac from time to time, and always enjoy him when I do, but he can be a little rambling and boring. He is a certified fount of knowledge, but I wish he’d spice up things a bit.My wife and I have been watching lots of music documentaries and music related content over the last three years. We finally pulled the plug on cable almost a year ago, and haven't really missed it at all. We use a couple of free streaming services through our library. We also have a few YouTube channels that we have been watching regularly; listed below are our favorites with channel description, and my comments in italics. We are always looking for new and interesting content. Please share yours.
Zac Childs is a music insider and historian. He is the host of the acclaimed Truetone Lounge interview series, and contributed to Vintage Guitar Magazine for 15-years via his Ask Zac column, and numerous featured articles, product reviews, and cover stories. On his ASK ZAC channel, Zac takes a look at players and gear and also answers guitar related questions in ways that was never possible via print.
(Zac is largely responsible for my now owning a Telecaster, with a Glaser B-bender. Thanks for the GAS, Zac.)
I make and repair stringed instruments in Hamilton Ontario, situated in the magical frost kingdom of Canada.
(I have a woodworking background, but not in lutherie. He does amazing work with inventive techniques, delivered with a somewhat sardonic wit.)
Pop Goes the 60s
Pop Goes the 60s is dedicated to reviewing and presenting 60s music, both rare and popular, praised and scorned, under appreciated and underrated. This channel will offer regular commentary on the Beatles as well as other groups, both acclaimed and obscure. Album reviews, band histories, vinyl discographies, Albums That Never Were, and song samples, will all be part of a larger focus.
Pop Goes the 60s will not be limited to just music, but will also examine film, television, pop culture from that same fabled era.
(Beatles-heavy content. Matt strives to get it right, while at the same time, defending his point of view. He definitely has a thing about Jann Wenner.)
Interviews, stories, recollections
Otis Gibbs is a Songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a Folk Singer.
(We're relatively new to this channel, but have enjoyed his interviews with Kenny Vaughan, Chris Scruggs and David Roe. Very low-key and lets his guests do most of the talking.)
So true, about Austin.Watched the Tom Bukovac videos last night, along with his remembrance of Jeff Beck, where he went off on a bit of a tangent about Austin. I found that part interesting because I'm in the middle of a recent New Yorker article about Austin.
The Astonishing Transformation of AustinMy town, once celebrated for its laid-back weirdness, is now a turbocharged tech megalopolis being shaped by exiles from places like Silicon Valley.www.newyorker.com
Agreed - scares me that we're the same age though - he's like a proper old fella!Really love Otis Gibbs’ channel. Good stories and seems like a good dude, and we have a lot of overlap in musical tastes.
Psionic is a regular for me.I’m watching just about all the mentioned channels. Anybody watching Psionic Audio? His take on popular amps is pretty interesting.