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TV Commercials

Post by Laertes » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:29 pm

Has anyone seen that commercial for I think it was Samsung. The man was playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.8 movement 1, except all the piano keys were replaced with touch screen phones. I thought it was a pretty neat idea. Every time I hear it on the TV, I quickly give it my attention. So I guess the point of this topic was just to ask that question and also does anyone know of any other cool piano commercials?

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by thalbergmad » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:30 pm

About 30 years ago there was a commercial where it looked like a pianist was playing the opening chords of the Tchaikovsky Concerto, but when the camera changed angles, it revealed he was actually testing lemons.

Would love to see it again, but cannot find it on you tube.

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by davida march » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:01 am

How does one 'test lemons'?
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Re: TV Commercials

Post by thalbergmad » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:56 pm

I have no idea. I have yet to be domesticated.

I might have got this wrong and they could have been melons. It is really frustrating not remembering this, but it was yonks ago.

Rob must remember. He is certainly old enough.

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by rob » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:29 pm

thalbergmad wrote:I have no idea. I have yet to be domesticated.

I might have got this wrong and they could have been melons. It is really frustrating not remembering this, but it was yonks ago.

Rob must remember. He is certainly old enough.

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I was tempted to edit that comment out! I only ever admit to being the right side of forty! ;)

As it happens, no, I don't remember this ad at all - I'm intrigued though.

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by davida march » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:50 pm

whatever happened, it has the mythical potential of an Eric Satie moment!

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by thalbergmad » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:01 pm

Well, i have been looking through some UK TV Advert websites and i cannot see a mention of it, yet it is as clear in my mind now as it was then.

Someone on here must have seen this.

A giant Kentucky Bucket to whoever finds the clip.

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Re: TV Commercials

Post by passthesalt » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:35 pm

A few years ago, Honda built a musical road near Lancaster, California. If you drove over it at a certain speed, you heard the William Tell Overture. It drove the townspeople crazy so Honda tore up the road. Honda later rebuilt the road in a more remote location.

Here's a link to the Honda's Musical Road:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QWKljfV ... re=related

And a link explaining why the Honda Musical Road is off-pitch:

http://davidsd.org/2008/12/honda-needs-a-tune-up/

Finally, a link to musical roads in general:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road

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