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Garth Hudson Performs in a Desk Chair

Joe P

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Check out this video from 1983.



Garth Hudson is performing in what appears to be a desk chair with armrests. First glimpse is 1:56 then a good look at 3:05. Looks like it's probably on wheels, though. All the griping we do about stand heights and stools etc.




and he is just getting it done in a desk chair. The more I see of this guy the more I am just completely baffled. :)






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Glenn Gould "had to sit fourteen inches above the floor and would only play concerts while sitting on the old chair his father had made. He continued to use this chair even when the seat was completely worn through. His chair is so closely identified with him that it is shown in a place of honor in a glass case at the National Library of Canada."

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See, this is how I know I've not been paying close enough attention lately. I clicked the link and was looking for Garth in a deckchair.

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That chair was actually customized at the base to fit under the keyboards he used. While it looks like a basic office chair, it was really pretty stout underneath. This link has a great deal of info about his rig over the years..




Wow, what a great article!

Turn up the speaker

Hop, flop, squawk

It's a keeper

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