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July 27, 2012 6:01 AM   Subscribe

Vocal artist Nick McKaig provides his own accompaniment in this amazing a capella cover of the Indiana Jones theme.

He's previously done the Simpsons theme as well as Star Wars.

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posted by quin (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ooh, an excuse to unearth this classic, which I think is the pinnacle of YouTube.
posted by eugenen at 6:09 AM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Eh, his bowing technique is terribly sloppy.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:14 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


John Williams is the Man.
posted by plinth at 6:28 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Back in 2008, to promote the last Indiana Jones movie, Mini-Wheats co-packed Indiana JonesAdventure Spoons,” in a variety of colours.

I found this experience so profoundly moving that I recorded the (a capella) Indiana Jones Adventure Spoon Theme.

Having probably spent over three minutes of my life on this, it makes me profoundly happy that it can enjoy a fleeting second moment of glory here.
posted by Shepherd at 6:35 AM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't care what anyone says, that is 100% awesome.
posted by Thistledown at 7:05 AM on July 27, 2012


Can he do this while riding an inflatable raft through the Himalayan sky?
posted by Beardman at 7:18 AM on July 27, 2012


I was impressed with the Star Wars theme. John Williams is a crazy ass composer, and really likes to throw in random trills and frills and runs all over the goddamn place, without really any connection and they all come in on the 3rd 8th note of the measure or some shit. I mean, look how many squares it took to do all the parts? He had to scroll them across the screen.
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:22 AM on July 27, 2012


I think my face just melted.
posted by Oddly at 7:30 AM on July 27, 2012


Huh. There is some neat harmonic complexity there, but I had completely forgotten the trucker's gear change. Shame on you Mr. Williams. (Oh, and really nice job by the a capella guy. Respect.)
posted by The Bellman at 7:43 AM on July 27, 2012


I can't get past the "look how clever I am" smug look of self-satisfaction, which seems to be de rigueur for these kinds of videos. For me, the one-man multi-tracked acapella youtube is getting a bit tired. It was really cool several years ago when it seemed like it was that one kid doing Bach and Handel. Now...
posted by slkinsey at 7:47 AM on July 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's oddly soothing.
posted by fungible at 8:20 AM on July 27, 2012


its ok if I don't watch the Youtube. He looks like a total wanker.
posted by mary8nne at 8:33 AM on July 27, 2012


Peter Griffin takes on "The Last Crusade" opening theme.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:13 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't get past the "look how clever I am" smug look of self-satisfaction, which seems to be de rigueur for these kinds of videos.

It's like hours and hours of mugging at the camera distilled into one four minute video. It's gotta warp a man's mind.
posted by smackfu at 9:14 AM on July 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah and I don't care if it's 100% live and 100% vocals.. It's still 100% dumb.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:21 AM on July 27, 2012


It's like a bunch of "dooos" and "daaahs"... hardly anything sounds like an instrument... maybe the whistling and cymbals.
posted by odinsdream at 10:18 AM on July 27, 2012


Wolfdog: if you think that's bad, check out how he holds his trumpet, french horn, and flute.

I like this, even though those visuals (not to mention his cymbal technique) make me wince a little.
posted by sleepinglion at 11:16 AM on July 27, 2012


Yes, it is awesome. I am in awe.

And yet, I am disappointed that he did not sing the lyrics.
posted by The World Famous at 11:25 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Our Two Favorite Scoundrels Are The Same Man
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:34 PM on July 27, 2012


As hard as I try to love awesome and talented a capella, I just can't. They'll never hold a candle to Bobby McFerrin.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 9:35 PM on July 27, 2012


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