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Pachelbel Rant (YouTube) by Rob Paravonian (official site). A few more of his videos, including a comedy bit on the Friends theme and Sugar Ray lyrics. (previous reference on MeFi here)
posted by Melinika (39 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very. Very. Talented.
posted by tkchrist at 12:10 PM on May 9, 2007


That was pretty awesome, but now we're probably going to have a thread full of 'baroque' puns.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:10 PM on May 9, 2007


Hey, if it ain't baroque, don't fix it. Great post!

mmmm, low-hanging fruit puns are the deliciousest!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:12 PM on May 9, 2007


Do comments count as doubles?
posted by DU at 12:16 PM on May 9, 2007


Nope, especially when they're referenced in the FPP.
Did you enjoy the video?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:18 PM on May 9, 2007


d'oh

Yes, somewhat, at the time. But I love Pachelbel's Canon, so it's hard to appreciate the h8er.
posted by DU at 12:19 PM on May 9, 2007


I think all these jokes are only slightly less old than the canon in D.
posted by ludwig_van at 12:20 PM on May 9, 2007


Remember, funtwo performing Pachelbel's Canon? Now viewed over 20 million times.
posted by caddis at 12:23 PM on May 9, 2007


alvy: those aren't fruit puns.
posted by boo_radley at 12:35 PM on May 9, 2007


Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the most hack chord progression in the history of music:

I V vi iii IV I IV V
posted by Pastabagel at 12:35 PM on May 9, 2007


One could do much worse.
posted by ludwig_van at 12:37 PM on May 9, 2007


If Pachelbel were alive today, he wouldn't be composing canons; he'd be customizing his ricer car.
posted by cortex at 12:41 PM on May 9, 2007 [5 favorites]


Ha ha. But he cheated on some of the chord progressions.
posted by unSane at 12:49 PM on May 9, 2007


One could do much worse.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:37 PM on May 9


You didn't.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:54 PM on May 9, 2007


This movie (and really this one before it) taught me that's possible to get really sick of really great classical music. I hope no movie director ever discovers Fauré's "Pavane."
posted by pax digita at 12:56 PM on May 9, 2007


Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one who giggles like a madman at this stuff.
posted by Skorgu at 1:12 PM on May 9, 2007


But he cheated on some of the chord progressions.

Yeah, I noticed that too. He's got a point, though.

(Although I feel like Hook's use of the Canon chord progression is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek.)
posted by danb at 1:28 PM on May 9, 2007


Needs more Pachebell
posted by storybored at 1:55 PM on May 9, 2007


Oh come on! RICER CAR! That was fucking gold, dammit!
posted by cortex at 1:58 PM on May 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh lord, cortex. That's as bad as when I did a six-word summary of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid as "Herptile confounds Achilles, brandishing syntactic jigsaws" and nobody got it.
posted by darksasami at 2:06 PM on May 9, 2007


I was gonna favorite that, cortex, but then y'had to lean over and poke me in the ribs saying, "GEDDIT? GEDDIT?"
posted by straight at 3:24 PM on May 9, 2007


Damn. Damn!
posted by cortex at 3:27 PM on May 9, 2007


As a cello player I completely agree with this rant.
posted by casarkos at 3:31 PM on May 9, 2007


I feel like a moran, cortex. I don't get it. So I'm going to counter with my own (totally unrelated) geekiest pun ever.

I'm just glad to hear there's a place for canons in classical music besides the 1812 Overture.
posted by wendell at 4:41 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Neil before Zod! Ha!

It was sort of a fugue on canon lingo, wendell. Google's got your bach.
posted by cortex at 4:43 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


You didn't.
posted by Pastabagel at 8:54 PM on May 9 [+]
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I don't get it. My point was that there are chord progressions that are more simplistic and over-used (I vi IV V comes to mind, although I'm a big fan of that one, and of course there's good old I IV V), so I don't think this one is "the most hack chord progression in the history of music." It's got five different chords in it, which is more than lots of pop songs.

And I also don't get cortex's joke.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:31 PM on May 9, 2007


^, you lousy bastards!
posted by cortex at 5:33 PM on May 9, 2007


Fascinating!
posted by ludwig_van at 5:40 PM on May 9, 2007


He's like a younger, more handsome, less funny Bill Bailey.
posted by jack_mo at 5:47 PM on May 9, 2007


Well done, cortex.
posted by squarehead at 6:16 PM on May 9, 2007


I can't believe this isn't a double.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:34 PM on May 9, 2007


Goddamn right, jack_mo, Bill Bailey's a comedic mastermind. His tv show, Is It Bill Bailey? was brilliant. I still re-enact the foghorn sketch and the one about the inventors of hide and seek to unsuspecting friends all the time. I can't believe that the show isn't out on DVD yet.

Pachelbel rant's pretty damn funny, mind you.
posted by Kattullus at 6:44 PM on May 9, 2007


a six-word summary of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid as "Herptile confounds Achilles, brandishing syntactic jigsaws" and nobody got it

Count me in as a nobody, bub! whassup?
posted by storybored at 6:52 PM on May 9, 2007


Ricercar

Herptile confounds Achilles, brandishing syntactic jigsaws

dorks
posted by Khalad at 8:06 PM on May 9, 2007


darksasami: you shoulda done "this summary is not six words."
posted by Mach5 at 8:34 PM on May 9, 2007


But the way that so many songs use the same progression can be exploited so beautifully. I present to you "When six songs collide" by Norwegian Recycling.
posted by talitha_kumi at 3:50 AM on May 10, 2007


OK this thread is getting favorited for a whole host of reasons. talitha_kumi - that was most excellent. Sort of reminds me of how I used to progress seamlessly from The Police's "So Lonely" into The Cars' "Just what I needed" and then out to Rainbow's "Since You've Been Gone". And equally annoying, no doubt.
posted by Sk4n at 6:18 AM on May 10, 2007


Very fun, Melinika - thanks for the good post!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:46 AM on May 10, 2007


ALways a big fan of his "Reality Virus" song
posted by destro at 10:00 AM on May 10, 2007


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