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May 18, 2013 4:28 PM   Subscribe

Door Does Impression of Miles Davis.
posted by codacorolla (26 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
That made me quite happy.
posted by Grandysaur at 4:30 PM on May 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was soooo stupid - then great!
posted by Jody Tresidder at 4:36 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ha!
posted by brundlefly at 4:36 PM on May 18, 2013


There’s a secret jazz seeping from Washington’s aging Metro escalators - those anemic metal walkways that fill our transit system…they honk and bleat and squawk…why are you still wearing those earbuds?
From The Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators an episode of 99% Invisble
posted by bjrn at 4:39 PM on May 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Oh. Sorry. That quote was from a Washington Post article, but the link goes to the right place, and you get to hear lots of weird sounds made by the DC metro escalators if you listen to the episode.
posted by bjrn at 4:42 PM on May 18, 2013


Those particular Macero brand doors always sound like that. Shorter ones have a deeper tone.
posted by davebush at 4:45 PM on May 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


She wanted to become a jazz musician but poverty shackled her to forever be an in-between space where she would perform to those coming and going who had the wisdom to stop and listen to the sounds of the glitchscape.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:47 PM on May 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


Glad this has been made public; maybe Wynton will hear it and realize he can stop.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 4:51 PM on May 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


I once had a garage door that did a nice Herbie Hankock.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 5:18 PM on May 18, 2013


Hilarious, thanks for posting this.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:33 PM on May 18, 2013


Yes, but can he do Coltrane?
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 5:49 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


HAH! The best part was the guy's reaction, which is also the name of this post: "Money"
posted by Colossus, Inc. at 6:46 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shorter ones have a deeper tone.
Wayne's not dead yet, man.
posted by arzakh at 8:00 PM on May 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Sounded to me more like Maynard Ferguson than Miles Davis.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:02 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


If I cycle through the program settings on my dishwasher, it plays the first few notes of Funky Town by Lipps Inc.
posted by Joh at 9:14 PM on May 18, 2013 [9 favorites]


Funny, legend has it (unsourced anecdote) that when a young hotshot would show up at his hotel room to tell Miles that they wanted to audition for his band, the first thing that he would do was to gently push the squeaking closet door, and then demand that the petitioner name the exact pitch.
posted by ovvl at 10:59 PM on May 18, 2013


"Honey! You've got to see this! This door does a perfect impression of Miles Davis!"

"So what?"

"Nah, Bitches' Brew."
posted by ShutterBun at 12:20 AM on May 19, 2013 [14 favorites]


Relevant: Is Chewbacca trapped in my nightstand?
posted by The Tensor at 12:57 AM on May 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


Call me when the door starts scatting like Cab Calloway.
posted by Apropos of Something at 1:04 AM on May 19, 2013


Up next: window that does Sketches of Pane.
posted by Decani at 1:13 AM on May 19, 2013


A bit of oil and you'd have John Cage.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:58 AM on May 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


A friend in college had a dorm fridge that would turn itself on with a quiet version of the "Tcheeeeeeeeeeew" sound that starts the Doctor Who theme from the Tom Baker era. It always made me prick up my ears like Pavlov's dog.
posted by The otter lady at 9:08 AM on May 19, 2013


Love this! Maybe sorta related: NYC subway cars play Bernstein's West Side Story.
posted by Hadroed at 10:43 AM on May 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


The furnace in my old apartment starting up always reminded me of Autechre's "444".
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:26 AM on May 19, 2013


The elevator at the Ft. Totten metro station in DC makes noises that sound exactly like the weird bottle-blowing opening riff of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters' "Watermelon Man" and I can't connect to the Red Line without getting that song stuck in my head.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 11:51 AM on May 19, 2013


You know what else does a mean Miles Davis impersonation? Trumpeter Swans. It's uncanny.
posted by ovvl at 3:31 PM on May 19, 2013


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