SueOn sent me this video a few days ago: Pachelbel Rant – A comedian rants about how much it sucks to play Pachelbel’s Canon in D on a cello. Recorded live at Penn State, this piece by comedian/musician Rob Paravonian has been a favorite on the Dr. Demento Show. The comedian/musician is Rob Paravonian and you can see more of him at RobPRocks.com.
The comedy sketch was hilarious. I’m a big fan of Canon in D as it’s a very soothing song. Also, if you know me well, I like music for their melody and not for the lyrics. That’s why I generally don’t like rap, though there are exceptions. Given that I really like Canon in D, all the example songs that use the same chords from Canon in D are songs that I really like. Even if I haven’t heard of the song, I found myself enjoying it.
The list includes:
- Vitamin C – Graduation
- Aerosmith – Cryin’
- Original Caste – One Tin Soldier
- Blues Traveler – Hook
- Green Day – Basket Case
- Matchbox Twenty – Push
- Bush – Machinehead
- U2 – With or Without You
- Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
- Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox – Making Our Dreams Come True
I think I like every single song on that list (even the ones I’ve just barely heard). In fact Green Day’s Basket Case is one of my favorite songs and Dookie was one of the 1st CDs I ever owned. I actually got introduced to Green Day from Edward back in 4th grade. I guess the melody and chords of Canon in D are just too good.
Rob also has a video blog (or vlog as they call it nowadays): Life as a Comic and the videos he’s posted are actually quite funny: