Pachelbel Rant

I played the cello when I was young, starting when I was five up until I was 13. In addition to lessons and recitals, I also performed in a string orchestra. As I imagine is the case for many youth string orchestras, Pachelbel’s Canon in D was a staple of our repertoire. Accordingly, this standup routine by comedian Rob Paravonian hit close to home.

I must admit, however, to having fond memories of running home after getting off the school bus, picking up my cello, and playing along with Pachelbel’s Canon on the radio. It was the closing music for one particular program on CBC Radio (which a quick Google search reveals to be Off the Record, hosted by Bob Kerr), and the timing of my arrival generally allowed me about 15 seconds of accompaniment.

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