How YouTube is saving the lost art of guitar wanking
kate | January 2, 2007 at 09:57 pmby
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A while ago, one of the hottest videos on YouTube was of a young guitarist, sitting on his bed, playing a speed-metal version of Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D". It was totally mesmerizing; I watched it about five times in a row, as did several million other fans. (That's a screenshot above.) Chuck Klosterman, the culture critic for Esquire, also got interested in the clips, and he realized that it presaged an intriguing cultural shift: YouTube is bringing back the lost art of guitar wankery.
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