One of my favorite past times on Youtube.com is to just keep following the oddest “Related Videos” on every Youtube video I see. Every once in a while it comes up with something really outstanding in the comedic realm. Sometimes it even brings me to something interesting, or just plain awesome in any event.
Yesterday I had a recommended video on my page entitled “World’s Fastest Beatboxer”. No idea how this came up, but it was there, and well I m a sucker for a good title, and an odd topic. This was the first video I looked at in this realm leading me along the way to things like Matisyahu (The jewish rapper/raggae/beat box guy. He’s awesome if you never listened.). Until I found something even more awesome I had never seen. A bunch of dudes taking instruments like the cello and the flute to new levels by playing them entirely different than the classical form.
The big star of this movement is this guy called Greg Pattillo, who does beatboxning while he plays the flute. He became a Youtube legend and now makes his living from the exposure. Certainly has something to protect with life insurance by now. He does some pretty awesome stuff like this Super Mario Bros. beatbox on his flute.
beatboxing flute super mario brothers theme:
This one is my favorite:
Not only is this guy in the group, but they actually have some pretty kick ass sets as a trio. Check out this one they have. The wind kind of sucks, but these guys are pretty amazing:
There are a bunch of these guys here doing various stuff. There is one guy that does some very annoying sounds with a flute, but takes it to levels nobody can emulate. The CD tracks they have are very atmospheric and just plain different.