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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blackbird, Jun 24, 2003.
Just not a bass...
I hear he's quite the banjo player, though I've never seen him in a musical environment...just using it for skits or in a couple of cases, playing for about 10 secons on the odd documnetry/biography show.
wow, cool i had no idea he was musical, musical actors should start a band.
who would be in it?
I've heard Steve stretch on the banjo (I can't remember where) but he was playing his ass off. So yea. He can play.
king tut rules. i remember when that first came out.
Erm... Spinäl Täp? Those guys can play. Harry Shearer is also quite an upright player, as evidenced by A Mighty Wind (didn't see the movie, but I saw them on Letterman).
Sort of off topic, but, hey: Steven King, Dave Barry, and Gary Larson supposedly have a band together.
Steve was the first stand up comedian that I ever got into, back in the mid 70's. Very funny guy. And yes, a good banjo player as well.
He is... He was on Earl Scruggs' (creator of the three finger playing style) last CD...
There's a video that pops up on the Country Music video channels of Earl Scruggs and Friends playing Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and Steve is shown taking a banjo lead-break in the video.
I think Steve has won a musical award for his pickin' and grinnin'. I'm not positive on the award, but I think it was a Grammy for an album he played on. Something like that, I'm sure someone else may know more about this than I do.
The Rock Bottom Remainders is the band with Steven King and Dave Berry. I didn't know about Gary Larson. Who plays bass?
I saw Steve Martin in 1974 before he made it big. He walked out with his banjo and told jokes for about 20 minutes, then broke into Foggy Mountain Breakdown - he is an EXCELLENT banjo player and well respected in the bluegrass field.
He album, "The Other Side of Steve Martin" is half his standup routine and the other side is all bluegrass music.
BTW, I laughed so hard that night that I pulled muscles in my ribs and was sore for a week - true story.
With what some might call too much time on my hands, I decided to find out.
The band is made up of a bunch of writers, most notably (to me) King, Barry, Amy Tan (!), and Matt Groening. There isn't mention of Gary Larson on the website (so maybe I made that up), but they say they often play with "special guests" (so maybe i didn't). The bass player is Ridley Pearson. I have no idea who that is, but some of you might.
Okay, at this point Ill say that I've replied with all this three times since last night, and for some reason, every time, it's made my computer go wacky. right now, the text field I'm typing in is completely black (sorry if I'm misspelling anything. go to rockbottomremainders.com. There are some pictures and a very Barry-esque FAQ that's worth a read. I tried to post pictures of Pearson with a Steinie, and Amy Tan in some crazy leather, but, again, my computer doesn't seem to like me.
Oh, and they're planning some event with Steve Martin (to make this a little less OT).
*sigh* me too, old guy, me too. My God, I'm old!!
Stu Hamm plays with Rock Bottom Remainders?
I remember Bruce Willis doing some blues / R&B vocals with a band he had during his TV years on Moonlighting.
The worst IMO was Eddie Murphy!!
"My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiiiiiiiime!!"
Au contraire, Party All The Time was pure yack, but Boogie In Your Butt is a timeless classic!
You've obviously never heard William Shatner!