Blue Man Group Takes Over the NPR Tiny Desk

Blue Man Group Takes Over the NPR Tiny Desk


If you have never had the experience of seeing Blue Man in public it really is a deficit in your life right now. Like a massive, enormous, gaping hole. Rectify like pronto. Absolutely adore the clever ingenuity of these guys.

I particularly adore their Spinulum and their Shredmill – which are both new instruments from the group. Here’s what they had to say about them in the write up for the concert:

“Spinulum: Have you ever watched Wheel of Fortune and thought to yourself, “I wonder what would happen if I took that wheel, shrunk it down to about a foot in diameter, mounted it to a stand, and replaced that little white flipper with steel guitar strings?” Us too! The Spinulum is a brand new Blue Man Group instrument that is part slide guitar, part bicycle wheel, and 100 percent dynamite!”

Shredmill: Making its internet debut, this new Blue Man Group creation is a treadmill-shaped, electro-mechanical sequencer that a Blue Man (or anyone else) can use to create rhythmic patterns. Placing and/or moving the Shred Mill’s tiny little magnets in order to change the sequence (“shredding”) is dangerously addictive. If you are ever presented with the opportunity to shred, proceed at your own risk.

Anyway, if this mini-concert from NPR doesn’t make you smile… I got nothing for you. Go. Find alcohol. Because I don’t know what else to tell you.