Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant.

Comedian/musician Rob Paravonian's stand up routine is basically a rant about how he hated playing Pachebel Pachelbel's Canon in D on a cello, and how he continued to find Pachebel Pachelbel in all sorts of music (like punk rock!)

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Rob's website - via Bifurcated Rivets

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I'll have to check out the video at a later date (56K modem), but I laughed when I read the description. Yep, that darn piece consists of 3 chords in a very repetitive cycle --- virtually identical to about 90% of '50s rock-n-roll (and a lot of pop music today as well). I think I found its minimalist style interesting when I first heard it, but the novelty wore off very quickly. I think I would still find it an interesting experiment today if it weren't so blasted popular!

One interesting aspect to the piece: near the end, it strays away from the three chords, augmenting some of them slightly (at least in the melody). The harmonies generated in the process are quite beautiful, and would not really be heard in other music for about a century, when Beethoven used them.
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