Video Quick Takes – 12/29/2007

Four Hands – One Guitar (video length: 1:44)

Antoine Dufour and Tommy Gauthier join hands to play Jerry’s Breakdown (by Jerry Reed) on a single guitar. (Related post: Four Men and a Cello)

Singing Backwards (Video length: 2:28)

In the first half of this video OneManSho sings a song backwards while popping balloons and knocking over blocks to authenticate what he is doing. In the second half he plays the video back for you backwards so you can hear what he was actually singing.

When Robot Programmers Get Bored (video length: 1:12)

I am guessing whoever handles workman’s comp for this company was not real pleased to see this video. You had better be pretty confident in your progamming skills to try this stunt. (Don’t try this at home!)


  1. eclexia says:

    Oh my word, these are amazing and hilarious!!!! I guessed the second song when he was almost finished singing it, mainly because of the extreme high and low notes. That song is about impossible for me to sing forwards–how incredible that he taught himself to do it backwards! And that it actually sounded okay when played backwards.

    And the first one–what a gift creative cleverness is. I see things like these videos and think, “How on earth did they ever think to do this?” And I’m so thankful (1) that they did and (2) for living in a high tech age, where I get to see such creative and hilarious cleverness from people whose paths I would not otherwise cross.

    Thanks for finding and sharing these links that make me smile.

  2. Barrie says:

    Ray, those video clips were awesome. Never ceases to amaze me how some people have the time and talents to come up with these things. I think the singing one was truely amazing. I must admit, I was so engrosed in listening that I did not catch the correct tune until it was played in reverse. Thanks Ray

  3. Bethany says:

    I guessed the song at the very end, too. Still not sure what the extra actions were meant to signify…
    And the 4-hand guitar is WAY COOL.

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Glad you all enjoyed them. Bethany, the extra actions in the “singing backwards” video were meant to prove that he really was singing the song backwards in the first half of the video, rather than just singing it forwards and then playing the tape backwards to make it look that way.

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