French horns, wee?
February 5, 2004 4:39 PM   Subscribe

This (windows media) movie taken from a French variety show is pretty cool/kooky/amazing. It's a guy wearing a suit covered in small horns, all honking different keys, and he can play the classics by jumping around and hiting the right notes.
posted by mathowie (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's insane!!!! Somebody should also post that on AskMe when the next thread comes about asking for ways to get into classical music, 'cause if that doesn't do it for you, nothing will. Thanks for sharing this.
posted by .kobayashi. at 4:58 PM on February 5, 2004

[this is good]
posted by quonsar at 5:05 PM on February 5, 2004

and yet he still needs sheet music...
posted by Fupped Duck at 5:18 PM on February 5, 2004

I mean, "extremely impressive"!
posted by LinusMines at 5:20 PM on February 5, 2004

He should come to the States & perform on the Late Show;
Dave could welcome him by wearing something nice.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:27 PM on February 5, 2004

Magnifique! I too wanted to see what his sheet music looks like. Just a naughty centerfold picture would be a snort-worthy burlesque touch.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:28 PM on February 5, 2004

Do the French always dress up thusly for their entertainments? Sigh. Now I'm caught reminiscing about The Carol Burnett show and Bob Mackie's gowns...
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:30 PM on February 5, 2004

I'd hate to be his dry cleaner..

Also: very impressive.
posted by fvw at 5:37 PM on February 5, 2004

see, this is why we have to get back on good terms with the French.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:53 PM on February 5, 2004


Thanks for that, Quonsy..
posted by The God Complex at 6:04 PM on February 5, 2004

This is way more entertaining than it has a right to be.

Thanks, Matt!
posted by Asparagirl at 6:07 PM on February 5, 2004

man the world is a better place having this guy in it.
whew. i'm astounded.
posted by glenwood at 6:12 PM on February 5, 2004

Ehhh, he's no Le Petomane.

Now, he was a Frenchman that could toot!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:51 PM on February 5, 2004

Thanks for that, Quonsy.

good eye, tgc!
posted by quonsar at 6:52 PM on February 5, 2004

Doesn't it sound like a harmonica? Not that I'm saying anything.
posted by abcde at 7:39 PM on February 5, 2004

Actually, the variety show is theJust for Laughs festival in Montreal.
posted by dotComrade at 8:41 PM on February 5, 2004

Wondered if that might have been Just for Laughs, dotComrade... That's exactly the sort of wacky stuff they (sometimes) book alongside the more normal standup stuff.

That guy definitely needs to do a duet with Washboard Hank.
posted by arto at 1:23 AM on February 6, 2004

The best of the web?
A jest, a harmless jest.

This is the kind of entertainment that works as well on stage at a huge venue like this as it does on a street corner. Fantastic!

Getting hold of all those tuned horns is a task in itself. Never mind practicing enough to get the act this smooth.
posted by asok at 3:42 AM on February 6, 2004

We all knew French men were horny, this proves it.
posted by radio_mookie at 1:15 PM on February 6, 2004

i hate windows media player.... what's with this clip? no rewind or fast forward... not downloadable. i got interrupted three times while watching this and had to reload the page and watch the whole thing from the start each time!
posted by scalz at 3:03 PM on February 6, 2004

*beep beep honk!* [this is good]
posted by roboto at 4:38 PM on February 6, 2004

I think I've changed my mind about the French. If only I could remember what I thought of them before.
posted by squirrel at 9:06 PM on February 6, 2004

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