Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday music: Gunhild Carling does... well, you just have to see it; and a bonus

The ridiculously talented Gunhild Carlin in an entry just perfectly designed for this blog (though not, perhaps, for every reader). Make sure you watch the whole.



Not convinced that Gunhild Carling is absurdly, ridiculously, insanely talented? Buckle up and check this:

I wish I could find high-quality videos of Carling showcasing these abilities, but she doesn't seem to have hit it big in YouTube-able terms yet.

23 comments:

Gregg said...

Wow!

Barbara said...

Wow.

DJP said...

Agreed. I think that will be the consensus.

(c:

Persis said...

Wow!

I thought the blues bagpipes were amazing but then I saw the 2nd video...

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Talk about multi-talented! Woo-hoo!

DJP said...

I think if the clip of Carling playing the trumpet balanced on her lips while she slaps the bass doesn't drop the jaw, there's a serious cynicism issue.

Pooka said...

Wow. That made MY lips hurt. And lungs. And fingers. Wow.

JackW said...

"playing the trumpet balanced on her lips while she slaps the bass"

I'm pretty sure I've seen that before at SeaWorld in San Diego.

Mark Lussier said...

I used to have dreams I could do that, but alas. Perhaps I have too many distractions in my life?

Kirby said...

Okay, then you have to check out when she plays 2 trumpets simultaneously..., oh no wait, 3 trumpets simultaneously and then a second later plays the banjo with a trumpet straight up in the air.

word verification: barde

tobekiwi said...

There are scarcely words. Wow comes close...
Thought the bagpipes sounded more like a cross between a saxophone and harmonica towards the end, then watched the second video. Wow...just...wow.

Everyday Mommy said...

And, she tap dances!

Mike Westfall said...

Did somebody say, "Wow!" yet?
If not: Wow!

Susan said...

I liked the second video better than the first...but that's only because I like to hear things on pitch. (It bugs me sometimes when I hear notes just slightly flatter than they should be.) But she is one amazing women! I never knew you can play the bagpipes like a saxophone! :)

Mike Westfall said...

Yes, it IS nice when musicians can can musiciaficate without being auto-tuned.

Susan said...

(Sorry...I meant "woman".)

Pastor Pants said...

Another "wow"! She is the epitome of Monday music!

Stefan said...

Pffft, this is nothing.

Why, I once knew a guy who knew a guy who could play 4 trombones and a sousaphone simultaneously while riding a calliope on a tightrope across Niagara Falls, pulling an organ grinder with a dancing monkey.

...Or maybe not. She is very talented.

James Joyce said...

"That is some wild and wacky stuff." Johnny Carson

northWord said...

Whoa! That's entertainment!

northWord said...

whoa! That's Entertainment!!

Terry Rayburn said...

Man! -- if only the Ed Sullivan show was still on!

alfredo dannemann said...

i am an argentine friend of gunhild she has the rare virtuosity of gaining public for jazz at any prize and it is necesasry today when jazz is disapearing fromn medias
as seen her several tmes personally when she feels sthe public i jazzy its abs different and its also only case in wrold 6 family members playing all very nice jazz from 1984