Pachelbel Rant

Submitted by: seether9014 10 years ago Entertainment
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Comedian speaks out against one of the most recognizable classics.
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Female 15
Already knew this one, it`s just so AWESOME and funny! I watch it pretty often actually, i love it hehe :P
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Male 1,079
Graduation song does sound a lot like Canon...

..??!

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Female 239
I used to take violin and I remember my music teacher said that he hated it because it`s used so often. Playing the violin part was wonderfully fun though...it`s just not that great hearing it after those first fifty times. Anyhow, I adore this video. It`s brilliant.
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Male 629
Wow this is funny. When we played at my school, that`s all I heard from the Cellos, those 8 damn notes. I was in band, so I didn`t have to play it.
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Male 1,725
omg super lolness :)
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Female 44
lol...that was hilarious! I love how he gets angrier with every song...some of them seem a little stretched though.
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Female 221
I love it!!! hahaha...

Vh1`s I love the 1790`s... hahaha...

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Male 260
DiePSPolice: In respons to your earlier comment...yes, we did have a graduation ceremony, and EVERYONE got a certificate of some sort: Science, computers, right down to "Most Caring" which went to the kid with ADD. And they played that "Vitamin C" song everywhere; at the grad dance, the last day of school on a CD player and they even gave us a montage with that song as the background music. By the beginning of summer vacation the thing was permenantlly in my head and so when I saw this thing twp years later it gave me a WTF moment and brought back painful memories.
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Female 32
Just from this rant alone, this guy has become one of my all-time favorite comics. After spending eight years in orchestra I related to everything this guy said. I too had a viola part in the nutcracker suite...where I played the same eight notes...sixty times.

"I would sit back and listen to the violins get lovely melodies, the violas would get lovely melodies, the second violins would get lovely melodies...which should just not happen." xD <3 So true.

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Male 250
hey... thats my name...

Hes right though, every single thing...

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Male 943
that was hilarious
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Female 60
Haha, I love this. Being a violinist I hear the cellists complain about those 8 notes all the time. And it`s such a popular piece they have to play it all the time.
I guess I`m a dork too. Oh well.
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Female 228
Thank God I`m a violist.
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Female 422
thespread, I know that Vitamin c`s "graduation" and U2`s "With or Without You" are in it. There are a lot more, but those are the only ones I remembered and Im to lazy to go back and watch it.
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Female 395
I think this is one of the best things I`ve seen on IAM in quite awhile...Pretty cool
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Female 1,407
Funniest rant/stand-up routine EVER! I`m SO glad I never bought that ringtone or I`d end up like that dude! But yes, it was pretty enlightening. Now I`ll hear it almost everywhere...*)*
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Male 215
Could anyone list the songs he mentions in his rant? I`d apreciate it.
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Female 3
playing pachelbels canon at weddings is awful...once i had to play it while the guests were coming in and ended up having to play it for an hour straight...i now hate the song
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Male 222
Are Overmann and I the only ones who thought this wasn`t funny? This rant is so weak. He has nothing on Louis Black rants.
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Male 732
Rolling on floor laughing my a$$ of!
Hmm, why doesn`t anybody come up with abbreviations for that?
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Female 606
"VH1s I love 1790s"

I`m so looking forward to watch it!

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Female 82
LOL!!!!! I had to play this dumbass piece on piano once, and I despised it!! This guy is the most brilliant comedian ever!!!!!!!!!
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Male 152
Man, that was awesome. That was totally awesome.
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Female 1,382
Female 1,382
A-re a-re a-re, did I hear something from Weird Al?!
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Female 1,382
LOLETH!

These 3 dudes played Pachebel for the talent showish/choir show thingy played that, 2 violins and a cello (cello dude gots little hands and no thumb on him, props to him for his achivements!)

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Female 57
Oh, the irony! We were skiing and this was on loop in the hotel. My sister mentioned how she and her boyfriend are so sick of this piece, how boring and cliched... and then I found this today. That is too funny.

AMEN BRUTHA! PREACH IT! TO MUSIC MAJORS AROUND THE WORLD, UNITE! Hey, my bass part isn`t that great either. Bah, Humbug. Die Pachi.

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Male 1,866
lmao
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Male 48
Freaking....hilarious...
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Male 1,386
lol!!! poor chellos(sp?), though.
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Female 130
ooooh So funny. I loved it. I like this song. In almost every form displayed. But come on don`t be hating on Green Day. They`re probably older than that guy anyway.
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Male 336
suck it up and grow some testicles
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Female 422
wow that guy really hates canon and gigue for strings.
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Male 70
lol thats the funniest thing ive seen in a while
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Male 1,289
HAHAHAH THAT WAS THE GREATEST!!!!
lOvE It!!!!!!!!!1!!1!1!!!!!.... =]
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Male 217
I just realized why I like all those songs!
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Female 963
"Ooo! I don`t know what that thing is but I`m going to break it!"

ROFL!

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Male 791
heh. my chuckle of the day.
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Male 65
Thank you! As a musician, I hate Canon. It`s classical pop. And yeah, that descending chord progression is used in absolutely everything.
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Male 2,600
Lame lame lame.
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Male 332
I hated that song. Violins don`t get to play until like 4 minutes of the Bass, then the Cellos, then the Viola intros. It`s like classical techno.
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Female 648
that was great
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Male 967
¡Yo quiero Pachelbel! hehe, just had to say it!
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Male 149
why is it so bad playing canon?
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Male 870
[quote]On 12/22/2006 3:43:30 AM tmw1488 wrote:
Of course he could probably take any song in the key of D and make it sound like Canon...[/quote]
The key makes no difference (unless you have perfect pitch). It`s the chord progression he`s talking about...but yeah, it`s exaggerated: many, many songs share the same underlying chord progressions. A couple of the earlier songs he sang really did sound like total rip-offs, though.
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Male 870
Haha, very funny.
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Male 988
lol he has a point!
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Male 493
zincyams: WTF, elementary schools have graduation ceremonies now?

I hate the canon, and I pity any musician who has to play at weddings for a living.

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Female 147
I saw this a few days ago. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I`m a violinist and I STILL hate this song. But I know the cellists hate it more. :-)
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Female 600
Hilarious!! Watched it 4 times already. Not getting old yet. I love how he gets more irritated as he goes on.
"VH1`s I love the 1790`s" <- I`d watch that.

Ba da da da da da da

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Female 873
HAHAHAHAHAHA tht jus rocked my world.. lets see tht once more time!! :D
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Male 260
By the way, that was HILARIOUS!!!! (and these are my first posts ever)
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Male 260
Woah, we had that as our graduation song in elementary, awesome! And I know that Green Day song, AWESOME!
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Male 125
i`m a violinist, and we played this song for our first concert this year, and i have to agree, the bass and cello parts suck horribly, but i love the first violin part
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Female 170
In my music class, we always have to play this one song which is actually written to the ground bass of Pachabel`s Canon. I was waiting for it to come up... Can`t remember its name though, but it goes "I`ll be here when you get there... if you ever get there" something like that. Any help?
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Female 78
Genius! Who is this guy?
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Female 455
I don`t recognise the song at all... I feel really thick now...
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Male 160
wth is the horn festival but the bit he sang was pretty cool lol.
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Female 117
loved it
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Female 117
omdayz he is right omg my dad has that tune on his phone for his alarm and he never turns it off when it goes it is sooooooo annoying, that once i nearly broke his phone in terror, but good that he put basket case and sk8r boi together
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Male 1,407
I can sympathize, I used to play the double bass. And Canon in D is a pretty crappy piece as far as classical music goes.
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Female 690
That was the best rant I have ever seen.
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Male 2,216
Superb! I love Canon though heh.
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Female 694
That.... was..... amazing.
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Male 2,576
Pachelbel is okay, I`m more of a vivaldi person thought. (Which ahs nothing to do with the video)
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Male 1,461
"VH1`s - I love the 1790`s" HAHA
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Female 96
I`ve already watched this about 3 times today, but on YouTube. It was on the front page today.

Anyway, this guy is hilarious. I love Canon in D, and found this to be quite funny. Of course he could probably take any song in the key of D and make it sound like Canon, but that`s not the point. It was funny.

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Male 1,647

This. Is. Awesome. Intelligent, Real, and Comical. How can you beat that?

He`s dissing Pachelbel (who I love) and I forgive him! It was great!

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Male 531
lol not bad...looked like his head was gunna explode at the end there..and btw first post XD
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Male 125
Link: Pachelbel Rant [Rate Link] - Comedian speaks out against one of the most recognizable classics.
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