Monday, May 25, 2009

Ceiling cat?

Ceiling fan cat...

6 comments:

Steve Bates said...

Please tell me the cat on the ceiling fan was not harmed...

... and that the musicians who committed that Taco-Bell Canon parody were. Harmed, that is. Ceiling Cat knows they deserved it.

ellroon said...

I was worried too... but am ashamed to say I laughed as well. Poor kitty...

Taco-Bell Canon! They are probably wearing fake beards and false noses as we speak...

Steve Bates said...

"Taco-Bell Canon!"Probably half the 17th-century historical musical performance specialists I know call it that in casual conversation.

Did you know Pachelbel followed the Canon with a delightful Gigue that hardly anybody ever plays? or that Pachelbel wrote tons of other music besides the Canon and Gigue? or that the Canon sounds much, much better played at a brisk allegro than at a Jean-Fran├žois-Die-Hard adagio? Now you know!

ellroon said...

I didn't know but my husband probably has it on CD, being musically omnivorous.

And yes, I like it better played the way it was meant to be played.. brisk allegro it is called? One year of flute will not let me understand your Die Hard joke...

Steve Bates said...

Jean-Fran├žois Paillard was the conductor of a musically omnivorous, rather heavy-handed chamber orchestra back in about the 1960s. His was the definitive recording of the Pachelbel Canon... on Top Forty radio stations... and it was unbearably slow.

Somewhere I have a cartoon depicting a prisoner in a cell, cupping his head in his hands as the loudspeaker in the corner of the cell announces, "And now, once again, for your listening pleasure, the Pachelbel Canon..."

ellroon said...

Lol! Something like the banana phone song...