Video of the Week

 So I was watching this TV show about how things are made (entitled “How It’s Made” oddly enough) and I saw a segment on how pedal steel guitars are built.  I was astounded at how complex the things are.  The pedals increase the tension on the strings when they’re depressed and bend the notes sharp.  The guitarist plays with a slide, so the frets are just for his visual reference.  A pedal steel guitar can play every note on the scale plus all the missing ‘notes’ in between. That got me to thinking about the instrument, and how most pedal steel you hear is slow and whiny country music. 

 That wouldn’t do for VotW here at Sidemeat.  I needed some steel gutar with funk, soul, energy, flash, and a dash of Joisey addytude!

Robert Randolph and the Family Band absolutely tear it up here with “NYC Freaks”, live in 2002.

Whoo!, as the man said.

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4 responses to “Video of the Week

  1. Ed

    I saw him live this time last year in a place like the Chestnut Caberet down in Norfolk. I was stage right about 8 feet above the band. When they finished their set the bass player Danyel stepped up on his stage monitor and high fived me. Those dudes can PLAY!!!!!!

  2. Mario

    Awesome! I hope they make it to the ‘Burgh. Randolph gets a fair amount of airplay on WYEP. Also, Joe Jackson is coming here in April, playing a small venue dahntahn. We’re getting tickets for that show for sure.

  3. Wendy

    Hey Sidemeat, Got any Joe???

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