It's really too bad Europe isn't around any more, because this dude would fuckin' OWN in that band. The description for the video says "Playing wicked fucking solo on the keyboard totally origional ... fucking fast." [sic] He forgot to mention "tedious, sonically uninteresting, and never mind the ubiquitous grace notes."
Thank all the music gods that this sort of thing has gone away. At least for keyboard players. Anyways, I'm gonna be out of town for the next three days, as I have to help my mom move across a couple-three states. I may be able to post again before Tuesday, but don't count on it. In the event, this is an open thread, and the topic: is there still room for virtuosity (not counting the above, of course) in modern music? Many forms of music, including almost all electronic music genres, require little actual playing skill in order to make a perfectly viable product, and with editing and quantizing, you can get away without knowing how to actually play in virtually any form of music these days. Has skill in anything but editing/programming seen its last days?