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December 27, 2011 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Don Cherry Piano Desk (SLYT)
posted by davebush (36 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Almost as loud as his sportcoat.
posted by tommasz at 10:42 AM on December 27, 2011


Okay, I just can't help it--I kept laughing. Every time. I particularly loved the glissando.
posted by theatro at 10:43 AM on December 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


It took me a minute to realize what was going on, and then it was brilliant. Assuming I have correctly realized what's going on.
posted by The Bellman at 10:43 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


OK, the glissando. Now I can't stop laughing. Seriously. Brilliant.
posted by The Bellman at 10:44 AM on December 27, 2011


Someone please do this with Stephen Fry's fancy deskwork on QI.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gliss makes it
posted by nathancaswell at 10:47 AM on December 27, 2011


That is great. It took me some internet research to realize it wasn't at all connected with this Don Cherry.
posted by ferdydurke at 10:47 AM on December 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


*chuckle* Thanks. :)
posted by bardophile at 10:51 AM on December 27, 2011


This is one of those things that weirdly picks up steam as it goes, even though it shouldn't.
posted by eugenen at 10:54 AM on December 27, 2011


The deadpan presentation really sells this. I mean, I know the guys have no idea of the joke added to their video. But the editor hasn't done anything to telegraph it ahead of time or jazz it up at all with some other effect. Perfect confidence that it's funny all alone.
posted by DU at 10:55 AM on December 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


*Two* hockey posts on the blue! Thanks for the gifts, dave and schleppo.
posted by wensink at 10:56 AM on December 27, 2011


Oh man that's brilliant.
posted by chococat at 11:01 AM on December 27, 2011


Yeah, I was excited about it being Neneh's dad too; my all-time favorite trumpet player.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 11:05 AM on December 27, 2011


Ron MacLean's reward shall be in Heaven.
posted by stinkycheese at 11:08 AM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Coata: red.
posted by anothermug at 11:10 AM on December 27, 2011


not bad ....
posted by butchseaman at 11:31 AM on December 27, 2011


I suppose this won't be as funny to non-Canadians unfamiliar with Cherry. His celebrity status up here is through the roof.
posted by davebush at 11:36 AM on December 27, 2011


Previously...

I've had that site bookmarked forever as a potential FPP and now I see that someone's already done it. Dammit, I knew you folks were more internet-cool than me.
posted by maryr at 11:49 AM on December 27, 2011


Don Cherry's tribute to a piano player on a tiny trumpet.
posted by koeselitz at 11:51 AM on December 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Seriously, I could not watch more than a few seconds of this without having to shut the tab and walk down the hall lest I disturb everyone in the office with crying laughter.
posted by odinsdream at 11:56 AM on December 27, 2011


I suppose this won't be as funny to non-Canadians unfamiliar with Cherry. His celebrity status up here is through the roof.

I have no idea who this guy is or even what sport he's discussing (ok, from the comments, it seems to be hockey) but I can assure you I thought this was amazingly funny. One of those "I wish I had thought of this" things.
posted by bondcliff at 12:10 PM on December 27, 2011


I did not expect to like this as much as I did.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:17 PM on December 27, 2011


Hockey fan here who loves this video. Btw, that is not even one of Don's loudest sports jackets. I am so old, I remember when he coached the Bruins.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 12:47 PM on December 27, 2011


Ron MacLean's reward shall be in Heaven.

Oh, he's probably got a good agent here on earth.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:26 PM on December 27, 2011


Never before have I noticed the bizarre hand-actor similarity between Don Cherry and the Swedish Chef.
posted by bicyclefish at 1:35 PM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's nice to see where Craig Sager gets his wardrobe inspiration...
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 1:37 PM on December 27, 2011


I suppose this won't be as funny to non-Canadians unfamiliar with Cherry. His celebrity status up here is through the roof.

Nope, I'm a non-Canadian unfamiliar with Cherry, and I thought this was hilarious!
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 2:20 PM on December 27, 2011


Wow, it's ice hockey's answer to Liberace. In the same vein, I saw this video a while back, and Mr. Ratigan definitely needs a foley drumset with many crash cymbals.
posted by obscurator at 5:09 PM on December 27, 2011


Just marvelous. If this were a soundtrack option on HNIC, I'd pay a couple bucks extra for the service.

Here's a pretty good riff from Miasonneuve magazine on how Don Cherry's Unhinged Redneck Uncle schtick has gone from amusingly anachronistic in an almost charming way to put this weird old man out to pasture, won't you? over the last year or so. Includes a bit of back story for non-Canadians wondering how a guy dressed like a parody of a midcentury dandy has wound up the self-proclaimed defender of olde tyme rock-em-sock-em hockey.
posted by gompa at 5:25 PM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


A great musician. Don Cherry made the best Brown Rice.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:35 PM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


But I always thought he was black.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:38 PM on December 27, 2011


Here's a pretty good riff from Miasonneuve magazine

I like how they call out MacLean. I used to think he was the good guy, playing straight man to an obvious bully, but it is interesting how his character seems to have changed over the years. From less self-effacing and modest, to, perhaps, a bit more arrogant and more enabling of ugliness. In a way, he seems to embody some not-so-good things about how the character of Canada has changed in the last couple decades, as the oil and diamond money have more widely corrupted the people, the culture and politics.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:02 PM on December 27, 2011


Btw, that is not even one of Don's loudest sports jackets.

That's an understatement. Don Cherry's wardrobe is solely responsible for the wide-checked chesterfield being hunted to extinction. Not to mention all the starched, pressed albatross wings he's buttoned down over the years.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:24 PM on December 27, 2011


Wow. I have never seen this level of confusion in a Metafilter post before.

Most of the comments above indicate that fans of one DON CHERRY are totally unaware that there is another DON CHERRY who is also famous in a totally different world. I, for one, was unaware that the jazz musician who died in 1995 shared the name with a hockey commentator. Hit me upside the head with a hockey puck.
posted by kozad at 10:45 PM on December 27, 2011


... how the character of Canada has changed in the last couple decades, as the oil and diamond money influx of rightwing propaganda from the US, happily taken up by Canadian business promoters and self-serving politicians, have more widely corrupted the people, the culture and politics.

Don Cherry is a symptom. It's telling that as he becomes more of a caricature of himself, his value as a media property still outweighs any potential damage he might cause. WTF, CBC?
posted by sneebler at 9:27 AM on December 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I suppose this won't be as funny to non-Canadians unfamiliar with Cherry.

Another non-Canadian here (although close to the border), who thought that video was wonderfully hilarious. And the sport coat, outstandingly garish.

fans of one DON CHERRY are totally unaware that there is another DON CHERRY who is also famous in a totally different world.

And there's yet another one. I was once walking around Vegas late at night and was amazed to find Don Cherry’s name on a giant marquee. Went into the casino and found not the great trumpeter scheduled to perform, but this Don Cherry. (Warning: horrible music alert.)
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