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December 6, 2011 12:17 AM   Subscribe

Star Wars medly for two cellos. (SLYT)

The Piano Guys have released a handful of amusing videos featuring familiar tunes re-arranged for piano and cello. This time, they've pitted two cellos against each other, with some familiar faces chiming in along the way.
posted by ShutterBun (21 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Darth kills it. If you will excuse me, I've got to take some cello lessons RIGHT NOW.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:52 AM on December 6, 2011


This is made of so much awesome, I don't even know where to start! Love cellos!
posted by susanbeeswax at 1:12 AM on December 6, 2011


Smooth Criminal for two cellos.
posted by Sebmojo at 1:14 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previously
posted by J.W. at 1:20 AM on December 6, 2011


Smells Like Teen Spirit on two cellos
posted by John Cohen at 1:24 AM on December 6, 2011


Weirdly, I could not remember that Sulic & Hauser covered Smooth Criminal specifically, only the homoerotic duel, so I was about to post it to the thread, but then wisely decided to click on the links.
posted by Gnatcho at 1:29 AM on December 6, 2011


I will start cello lessons now.
posted by cerulgalactus at 3:14 AM on December 6, 2011


Wait, they're clearly in the throne room of the death star, but they can see the death star out the window... oh whatever it's awesome.
posted by Jon_Evil at 5:08 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


My son and I just lost our minds over this. He's in Suzuki cello lessons and I think his cello teacher is going to get whomped with the force when he finds out that the next song he has to learn is "French Folk Song" instead of "The Imperial March."

Off to google "light saber cello bows."
posted by rumposinc at 5:14 AM on December 6, 2011


That is fucking stellar! Totally made my day.
posted by PuppyCat at 6:12 AM on December 6, 2011


Fantastic. My wife is going to be so thrilled* to see my preponderance for spontaneously trying to use force telekinesis to start the car again. Just when that had died down a little. And thanks to Darth for getting the Cantina song stuck in my head, I don't whistle that one nearly enough already.

* - Heh.
posted by empyrean at 6:24 AM on December 6, 2011


So I'm a nerd, shut up.
posted by empyrean at 6:25 AM on December 6, 2011


This is WAY better than my "Schindler's List for Six Saxophones and a Kazoo."
posted by jph at 6:43 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dancing Chewbacca and Vader ftw.
posted by immlass at 6:43 AM on December 6, 2011


Nice - listening to the rest of their videos now. Excellent accompaniment to mindless spreadsheet drudgery.
posted by odinsdream at 7:20 AM on December 6, 2011


Admit it: you've been working on this since you saw Stephen Colbert last night, haven't you?
posted by double block and bleed at 7:53 AM on December 6, 2011


It's days like these that make me happy to be a cellist.
posted by estherhaza at 9:22 AM on December 6, 2011


Stephen Colbert last night

The cello puns were awsome but the William Tapley sequence right after that was just cruel, disgusting, and unnecessary.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:50 AM on December 6, 2011


Sorry to play the annoying nerd here, but Mods, could you please correct 'medly' to 'medley'? On the FP, for goodness' sake!
posted by newdaddy at 10:37 AM on December 6, 2011


Truly, medly, deply.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:34 PM on December 6, 2011


I'm trying and failing to think of a reason every appearance of stringed instruments on TV should not have the bows replaced by light sabers.

I would watch so many more orchestra concerts on PBS if the string sections were full of Jedi.
posted by straight at 11:49 PM on December 6, 2011


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