FRIDAY FUN: ‘Rockelbel’ a la Steven

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It’s Friday! You know what that means. But first, a teensy-weensy bit of commentary on last night’s GOP debate on FOX News. You know that one. The first of too many. The event where all 9,753 Republican presidential candidates showed up in a two-tiered format.

Still with me? Good. Cuz it turns out that the Real Show may have been the “Happy Hour Debate” which preceded the prime time free-for-all. Hey, I told you to keep an eye on Carly. She not only owned that debate – lock, stock, and barrel – she owned Chris Matthews, too. Gotta love anyone who can tell that fella where to get off.

Can you say “Veep”?

Now. Back to our regularly scheduled programming:

If you haven’t heard of The Piano Guys, you need to get out more. Seriously.

The two main performers, Steven Sharp (cello), and Jon Schmidt (piano), are a couple of pretty talented musicians. Who are The Piano Guys and how’d they get started? Let them ask and answer that:

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.

It all started in a piano store in a little Southern Utah town called Saint George. …

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These guys are just fun. And a little kooky. Well, okay. Maybe a lot kooky. But that’s okay. Check out this brief clip from a live concert in Munich.

“The same eight notes… over and over and over… the one-hit wonder of the 1600s…” This is even better if you’re familiar with the original Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel. It’s um… about 10x more… sedate than the Jon and Steven version. Steven explains. Sort of (one extra click):

Finally. Pachelbel you can dance to. Feel better?