I was sent a file last night of a kid playing Pachelbel's Canon in D on an electric guitar, arranged by someone called JerryC. The kid's pseudonym is 'Funtwo' and he wears a baseball cap pulled down as he sits in his bedroom squashed between his bed and computer desk, obviously keen to maintain maximum anonymity.
Maybe his mum has warned him of the dangers of the internet, or has told him that if she catches him publishing pictures of himself there'll be no tv for a month. Well, he only looks about 14.
BUT, what you hear from this kid is the most amazing piece of playing I've heard in a long while. His talent, as the chap who sent me the file and is a bass player himself said, is off the chart. I know nothing about guitar playing, but I am a string player, and he really impresses me with his skill. All that, and he's playing on a piece of crap for a guitar. The link I put in is of poorer quality than the .wmv file I received, but I couldn't link that file in. Still, I think you'll agree, he really rocks!
This kid certainly should go far - he deserves to, and if he does make it, it'll be a pleasant change to see someone with talent and who has worked hard to develop that talent become famous.
Hmm, maybe the end of the world has just receded a tad...