If all goes well, will be boarding a plane for Los Angeles tomorrow night to meet with a duo of guitar awesomeness: the amazing Frank Gambale, and the amazing Brendon Small of Dethklok / Metalocalypse.
As has been discussed, we have a great older interview with Frank in the wings. We got back in touch him recently about filming an update with our more modern gear. We plan on editing both as an action-packed double feature. The original shots are fine, but it would be cool to grab some with the magnet as well. And of course the phone can run the entire time as opposed to the ten-second bursts of the older tech.
Brendon Small, for that that don’t know, is the creator of the absolutely hilarious and trippy animated series Metalocalypse, recounting the travails of the world-famous fictional metal band Dethklok. The show works as a kind of Spinal Tap for the digital age. And like Spinal Tap, the virtuosity of the musical parody is part of the joke. Here’s a satirical guitar instructional video starring the band’s lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, both voiced and played by Brendon:
Everything about this is so on point, it’s awesome: the name checking of all the endorsements, the “instruction”, the blazing playing, the accuracy of the hand animations.
Anything you want to know from either of these guys, let us know here!