Miyavi- Selfish Love

by vegetix on January 4, 2007 · 8 comments

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Miyavi is a guitarist and singer from Japan that is talented in an almost scary way.  He writes and performs pieces ranging from heavy metal to classical guitar pieces and performs them all beautifully both in studio and live.  Where Miyavi truly shines is in his work on the acoustic in a style that is distinctly his own.  He combines elements of percussion, basic strumming, harmonics and slapping, which is rarely seen outside of funk bass.

Dig on Miyavi performing his song, ’Selfish Love

Miyavi rocks the guitar better than many of us could ever dream.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Whoa, are you 100% sure that’s a dude? They could’ve dubbed a guys voice in or something.

    Either way, damn good stuff, thanks.

    Seriously, though, that’s a very pretty man.

  • MonkeeDoo

    Man, I wish the trannies in America could play guitar like that. . . sigh. . .

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    Maybe he’s a transvestite, maybe he’s just…..well, Japanese.

    You can never be sure when it comes to Japan.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    People, people, people.  Wikipedia has all the love you need.  Miyavi comes from the visual kei side of rock music, which takes the Glam rock sexual androgyny aesthetic and amps it up a couple of degrees.  There’s a new version of that movement, called Koi Kei X, which further pushes that envelope.

    I mean really, it’s not too terribly different than David Bowie giving air head to his guitarist during the Ziggy days, or Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ days.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I skimmed the wiki article over, but I was too distracted by the hot chick.

    smile

  • daemoneyes

    That was pretty f’n awesome.  I’m also glad I’m not the only one who thought he was very pretty.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Yah, I watched the clip without reading the intro, and thought: “holy crap, that gal is pretty hot.” Then the singing started, and I thought: “Did some guy karaoke his own vocals over this?  What the hell?”

    It was a confusing day at casa de Monkey

  • Boss Robot

    With skills like that he has the right to look that femininely hot.

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