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SLYT: Chatroulette piano improvisation
posted by Jimbob (61 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

 
Chatroulette piano improvisation: song about dongs.
posted by wcfields at 4:30 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm on chatroulette right now. Or rather my toy dinosaur is. He says "Grrrrrrrr" to everyone.

I need to find some other objects to troll CR with. Ideas?
posted by pharm at 4:33 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, that's my favorite Chatroulette thing so far.
posted by lore at 4:34 PM on March 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


I've never even used Chatroulette and it's already striking me as oh-so-very-last-month.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:35 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm just waiting for him to show that he's not wearing pants.
posted by Adam_S at 4:38 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Girl Who Loved Threes and Hearts
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:39 PM on March 15, 2010


This piano guy is great, even though it is just another random thing on the internet. I don't know people's motivation for using ChatRoulette, but there's at least one pop sociology article in it for an academic who's willing to stoop for publicity.
posted by Sova at 4:40 PM on March 15, 2010


If that were really Chatroulette, he'd be playing the piano with his dick.
posted by MegoSteve at 4:41 PM on March 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


Haven't tried it yet but have been warned it is mostly pianists.
posted by hal9k at 4:45 PM on March 15, 2010 [62 favorites]


Mostly limp pianists.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:49 PM on March 15, 2010


Well, that was interesting.
posted by delmoi at 4:50 PM on March 15, 2010


Is there anybody on ChatRoulette who isn't a bored and lonely student, a bored student hanging with friends, a bored naked student, or a performance artist looking to show off a novel but lame gimmick?

Not gonna try it to find out.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 4:58 PM on March 15, 2010


Dear Piano Dude,

More. Please.

With love,
me
posted by ColdChef at 5:00 PM on March 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


This was terrific, thanks for posting!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:08 PM on March 15, 2010


1. That made me really want to learn how to play piano.

2. A memo to everyone in InternetLand: "your" ≠ "you're"
posted by spoobnooble at 5:10 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I also find this to be the best thing I have seen about ChatRoulette. Perhaps it will span many imitators, so ChatRoulette will consist entirely of people singing to each other. Skowing of their pipes, as it were. That would be a slight improvement, no?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:13 PM on March 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cute.

I like Chatrouletters reacting to Numa Numa - kinda cute and good natured, old school web meets the next iteration.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:23 PM on March 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


Tis is the ONLY thing I've seen on or about Chat Roulette that amused me. And it's on Youtube, which rarely amuses me. So today I am an amused man. Thank you, world.
posted by cccorlew at 5:25 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


"ChatRoulette is pretty much worthless... except for PianoChatImprov. Yep, just sits there all night and day, singin' about what he sees."
posted by Rhaomi at 5:30 PM on March 15, 2010


pharm: "I'm on chatroulette right now. Or rather my toy dinosaur is. He says "Grrrrrrrr" to everyone.

I need to find some other objects to troll CR with. Ideas?
"

You can't troll chatroulette. The whole purpose has been subjugated to shocking strangers.
posted by graventy at 5:30 PM on March 15, 2010


He takes requests? I wanna hear You're Chronic Homonym Error!
posted by carsonb at 5:32 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is awesome! I like how all the Stranger's faces are so serious at first, hesitant about the weirdness that is about to ensue. And then they they go from :-| to :-D in lighting speed, when they realize he's singing about them.

I went on chatroulette last night... or rather, I put my roommate's cat on chatroulette last night, chasing a laser on the wall, to the Bumblebee Tuna song. I lasted 6 (SIX!!) minutes without being nexted! Then I nexted him, because I felt like he was enjoying the cat a little too much.

My roommate doesn't know I'm exploiting her cat on the internets. I prefer to keep this between me, Bean, and >20,000 others.
posted by raztaj at 5:36 PM on March 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


I don't get the hoodie. Or the mirrors.
posted by DU at 5:42 PM on March 15, 2010


The mirrors are positioned so that they reflect his face and his hands on the piano. I think they're supposed to be stand-ins for the face and hand closeups you'd normally see of a piano player in a music video. They don't exactly work that way because everything appears the same size to the camera, but it was a good try.

Awesome video, I hope he does more! This is the first thing I've seen that really tempts me about Chat Roulette.
posted by One Second Before Awakening at 5:48 PM on March 15, 2010


Yea, this is exactly the sort of thing that makes me think ChatRoulette is really cool, but clearly you'd have to wade through hours of young folks looking blank and masturbating idiots to see something remotely creative or interesting. I guess it's just like the number of twitter accounts devoted to the most mundane things compared to a @shitmydadsays, only with penises.
posted by opsin at 6:05 PM on March 15, 2010


Hey, Ben Folds is on Chatroulette! Cool!
posted by higginba at 6:07 PM on March 15, 2010


I thought of Ben Folds too! That was hilarious. "Making hands with your hearts and hearts with with your haaaaaands."
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:28 PM on March 15, 2010


The only way it would be cooler would be if someone started a random duet with with him.

A chatduet.
posted by Decimask at 7:06 PM on March 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


Is that Jason Trachtenburg?
posted by swift at 7:44 PM on March 15, 2010


This was much better than expected. Much, much, much better than expected. Well played, Piano Guy.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:45 PM on March 15, 2010


There are a lot of double zeros on Chatroulette.
posted by storybored at 8:16 PM on March 15, 2010


pharm: "I need to find some other objects to troll CR with. Ideas?"

Your penis!
posted by roll truck roll at 8:38 PM on March 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The only thing I can conclude after seeing madamjujujive's link is that people waving their arms around are guaranteed to be awkward, but also somewhat awesome.
posted by pecknpah at 8:44 PM on March 15, 2010


I went on chatroulette the other night and improvised instrumentally on my synths for about a half hour. The same guy watched me the whole time, it was fun to entertain someone i'll never meet. I'm nowhere near as good as this guy, but chatroulette is awesome for some noodling around and getting over stage-fright, IMHO.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 10:13 PM on March 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is the best video I've seen on the internet in a long time. Can't wait for more.
posted by jeffxl at 10:20 PM on March 15, 2010


I went on chatroulette the other night and improvised instrumentally on my synths glans for about a half hour...

FTFM
posted by turgid dahlia at 10:21 PM on March 15, 2010


What about my rights? My rights as an AMERICAN CITIZEN!
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:29 PM on March 15, 2010


If they're on webcams with microphones, why are people still typing?
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 10:31 PM on March 15, 2010


I want to get a band together to do this, but we won't start playing until someone connects. Which, I suppose, means a lot of "1...2...3..aw, fuck." "1...2...hey!" "1...ewwwwwww" and very little actual playing.
posted by davejay at 10:48 PM on March 15, 2010


OMG! <3 <3 <3 !!!

I want to marry this man.

Chatroulette is such a simplistic idea. And (maybe because of that) it mirrors the early internet - a mecca for the most profane/banal bores AND the most brilliantly creative/outrageous geniuses ... it is a reverse bell curve of the general population.
posted by Surfurrus at 11:36 PM on March 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


graventy: "You can't troll chatroulette. The whole purpose has been subjugated to shocking strangers."

Nah. It was quite sweet actually. Once you get past the 90% of bored blokes looking for sex in some form or other, the rest thought it was great. I got some big smiles. It was the girls who were most willing to engage strangely enough. (The dinosaur did not take advantage of this fact.)

roll truck roll: Your penis!

No.
posted by pharm at 1:27 AM on March 16, 2010


Please, sir, I want some more.
posted by tellurian at 1:35 AM on March 16, 2010


chatroulette is cool.
posted by telstar at 1:40 AM on March 16, 2010


That is elite.
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 3:06 AM on March 16, 2010


Yeah, it could be Ben Folds.
posted by chillmost at 3:29 AM on March 16, 2010


So, PianoImprovGuy hears that there's this thing called "ChatRoulette" where you sit around in front of your webcam watching random strangers and pounding away on your organ. He thinks to himself: "Well, all I've got is this here piano, but...."
posted by drlith at 3:52 AM on March 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


What about my rights? My rights as an AMERICAN CITIZEN! said the Canadian actor to the other Canadian actor...

That was about fifty times better than it had to be. Thanks.

posted by From Bklyn at 4:02 AM on March 16, 2010


This is the type of thing metafilter exists for. Two thumbs up.
posted by jefficator at 7:35 AM on March 16, 2010


Wow. Someone found something fun to do with chatroutlette. I'm entertained.
posted by Goofyy at 8:49 AM on March 16, 2010


This person sure did sound and look a lot like Ben Folds.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 12:09 PM on March 16, 2010


Extemporaneous guy is good.
posted by ersatz at 12:29 PM on March 16, 2010


Not as good, but same idea. I like these even when they kind of suck!
posted by Mid at 7:50 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed this. I watched it twice! I really like that he is having so much fun with the absurdity of what he's doing that he is cracking himself up, especially at the end. I will follow this for more installments! Thanks for the great link!
posted by onlyconnect at 1:03 PM on March 17, 2010


This time it was Ben Folds. Live. In Concert. On Chatroulette.
posted by smackfu at 8:58 PM on March 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


Ah, I didn't see that there was an entirely new post for that one... and I'm still not sure why there is, but so be it.
posted by smackfu at 9:03 PM on March 21, 2010


it's been taken down!
posted by atomicmedia at 11:33 AM on March 22, 2010


Reposted. The Fireflies girl is now blurred out.
posted by smackfu at 1:20 PM on March 22, 2010


I guess she or her parents must have complained to YT. I wonder if the kids were making fun of her at school -- I mean, I would think it would be awesome to be featured in the video, but kids make fun of everything.
posted by Mid at 6:32 AM on March 23, 2010


If anyone is still following this, Piano Improv 2 is now up and is hiiiiilarious!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:09 PM on March 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


The sequel made me laugh, too! Thanks for posting it!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:42 PM on March 27, 2010


It was funny, but is it like 14:59 on this? I don't want it to be true, but I fear it is. Now you have to cross dress and wear horrible makeup to top last week's gag.
posted by Mid at 8:56 PM on March 27, 2010


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