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March 01, 2009

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Michael Munro

PRICELESS.

boil

Care to elaborate?

Michael Munro

They dubbed over the original audio. There's a whole meme in this vein, apparently. Go to YouTube and look up StSanders.

Seriously, I haven't laughed this hard at anything in a while.

John L

Me too.

boil

Interesting. So what you see in the video is them vamping? Are they even trying to match the music?

Jonathan Steinke

A) Boil's handle is apropos. B) This vid is side-splitting!

Chayne

I remember hearing on CSPAN that they had to play the recording, because of the temperature. It was too cold to keep any of the string instruments in tune.

mike flugennock

Y'know, when I watched a bit of this, I did notice they seemed a bit too animated, a bit too detached from their "charts". So, they mimed to a recording, "because it was too cold to keep the instruments in tune"?

Yeah, at least that's the excuse they gave. And a weak one, at that... a poor craftsman blaming his tools.

I mean, it's one thing if it's some dime-a-dozen Merseybeat band on an old American Bandstand show, or Ashlee Simpson on SNL, but a chamber quartet with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma? Jeezus, American "Culture" really is dead.

Garcia's voice may have sounded kinda' beat on some of those many nights I remember, but at least the Grateful Dead never faked it.

Michael Munro

It was courteous of the crowd to repeat the same noises in a perfect loop.

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