Stuff Bob thinks is cool #14. Guitar edition 2
I first heard David Torn in around 2006, shortly after I moved to Brooklyn, NY. He was performing at a little spot in Park Slope called the Tea Lounge with saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Jim Black. I remember thinking being able to see this caliber of music at such a small unassuming place could only happen in NYC! What David does with effects and looping is truly inspiring. This video was taken from a Ted Talk he did in California on neuroscience. The first half of the video is a solo performance with looping, electric oud, and guitar and the 2nd half is David’s story on his experience with, and survival of a brain tumor.