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Know who's more fun at parties than you? This guy. [slyt]
posted by phunniemee (32 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Robert Tiso's youtube channel for even more glassharpy goodness.
posted by phunniemee at 3:10 PM on August 18, 2011


But when he's at a party, you can't get a glass for your wine!
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:16 PM on August 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


He really is a virtuoso. That can't be the easiest piece to play that way.
posted by crunchland at 3:18 PM on August 18, 2011


"Of all my inventions, the glass armonica has given me the greatest personal satisfaction." - Ben Franklin
posted by knile at 3:18 PM on August 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I KNOW that guy's more fun than I am at parties, because the first thing I thought about when I heard that was Arctic Fox on the Amiga. :-)
posted by Malor at 3:19 PM on August 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Whatever, he's no Mr. Peanut.
posted by dersins at 3:21 PM on August 18, 2011


Whatever, he's no Mr. Peanut.

I'm not sure, but I think that might be Gloria Parker. She did an album of glass harp Christmas carols.
posted by phunniemee at 3:27 PM on August 18, 2011


He also has a wine-glass violin!
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 3:30 PM on August 18, 2011


Top YouTube comment:

Bach just rolled over in his grave......to hide the giant boner he just´╗┐ got
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:33 PM on August 18, 2011 [8 favorites]


I'm not sure, but I think that might be Gloria Parker.

Nah, I was just kidding. As far as I know it's actually an original recording with no actual glass harp involved.
posted by dersins at 3:42 PM on August 18, 2011


Know who's more fun at parties than you? This guy.

Fuck no, are we supposed to drink straight from the bottle?
posted by nathancaswell at 3:51 PM on August 18, 2011


nathancaswell, if you have to ask he is definitely more fun.
posted by Hoopo at 4:06 PM on August 18, 2011


One of his snifters is out of tune and it's making me crazy. But the talent and the tone is absolutely amazing.
posted by gjc at 4:24 PM on August 18, 2011


Too bad you can't reliably play the glasses with your toes, too, you'd really have something.
posted by Nelson at 4:25 PM on August 18, 2011


I want to master this talent just so I can release a CD of music under the name Fill Up Glass!
posted by waynepalmer at 4:26 PM on August 18, 2011 [13 favorites]


Nelson: try this.

Also, those who can, do. Those who can't turn on a dehumidifier.
posted by gjc at 4:32 PM on August 18, 2011


Crystal, what a glasshole?
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:37 PM on August 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'd like to see (hear) that thing extended downward a few octaves, except that I'm afraid it would make my house windows shatter...
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:49 PM on August 18, 2011


He might be good and all, but he's going to have to get in line, same as everyone else, with all the other people who are more fun at parties than me.
posted by -harlequin- at 5:39 PM on August 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


I love this, but my cat is somewhat unnerved by it.
posted by ErWenn at 6:46 PM on August 18, 2011


Yeah, but can he play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? (or Arabesque, for that matter)
posted by ShutterBun at 7:10 PM on August 18, 2011


At first I thought you were gonna double post that one guy that did the orange peel teeth and lemon eyes. But it turned out to be that guy's son. Small world!
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 7:11 PM on August 18, 2011


ErWenn: "I love this, but my cat is somewhat unnerved by it."

My cats just got up and left as well. But then again, they get up and leave when I put the Who on at the loud decibels that they meant it to be played. Won't Get Fooled Again!
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:25 PM on August 18, 2011


Some of the music he picks to play work perfectly. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, for example. Some, not so much. Beethoven's Fifth is lacking in the bass department. And yet he somehow manages to make this thing sound good. I'm really tempted to buy his CD.
posted by crunchland at 7:57 PM on August 18, 2011


I love the fact that mefi constantly reminds me I have no talent. Thanks!
posted by archivist at 8:31 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


He would not be fun at parties. Imagine this guy, running around, hoarding all the glasses and then getting the liquid levels in each glass *exactly* right. "Hey, stop dancing you guys, you're messing up my levels!" or "Quit bumping into me!" or "OK everyone, shut up for a minute! I said, quiet! George here is going to play a classical arrangement on all the glasses in the house. Shh! Come on guys, give him a chance." /cue tomatoes and other fruits thrown as only a drunken person forced to shush can throw them.
posted by bendy at 9:01 PM on August 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Know who's more fun at parties than you? This guy. [nsfw]
posted by homunculus at 9:48 PM on August 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


This was in Gradius, right?
posted by keratacon at 10:57 PM on August 18, 2011


It probably wasn't this guy, but someone doing this sort of thing did an "Assembly" at my elementary school. I remember spending the whole next day rubbing the rim of my Redskins collectible glass of iced tea, trying to get anything more than an inconsistent "wwwwwWWWwwoommm...wwoommmmmmmMMMmmww" out of it. I'm sure my mother loved that.

Good stuff!
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:51 AM on August 19, 2011


I'd love to see this guy do tubular bells.
posted by palbo at 12:30 PM on August 19, 2011


Know who's more fun at parties than you?

Just about everyone. ::sigh::
posted by Splunge at 4:10 PM on August 19, 2011


Very disappointed that no one has made a reference to this guy.

POP POP!
posted by Exploding Gutbuster at 9:01 AM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


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