Let's say you saw Tom Mulcair performing at the symphony...

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Let's say you saw Tom Mulcair performing at the symphony...

1. What instrument would you see him playing?

2. What top 3 classical pieces would you like to hear him tackle?

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

1. Piano

2. Flight of the Bumblebee, Thus Spach Zarathustra, 1812 Overture.

 

*ducking and running*

Mr.Tea

These are fun.

If Thomas Mulcair were moonlighting as a clown for children's birthday parties, what balloon animals would you ask him to make?

Unionist

Instrument: French horn.

I'll get back to you on the rest.

 

Caissa

 Instrument:Howitzer

1812 Overture

Fidel

1. string

2. Beethoven's Fifth - (the end approacheth for the Harpers)

MegB

Oboe

The Rite of Spring

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

1. Tuba

2. J. Haydn's The Creation, J.S. Bach's Das Wohltemperierte Clavier and D. Leppard's "Pour some sugar on me."

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

1. Contrabassoon (a vastly underrated instrument)

2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Stairway to Heaven and Smoke On The Water (classic rock, a vastly overrated genre)

so, between vastly underrated and vastly overrated we should find a comfortable center)

 

Unionist

...moving this thread to the centre.

 

Hoodeet

The Eaton Centre?  The centre of the Earth?

Hoodeet

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M. Spector M. Spector's picture

1. Second fiddle.

2. (a) Busfare for the Common Man

   (b) Libby-amo from La Traviata

   (c) Overture to King Stephen by Beethoven

MegB

Let's say Thomas Mulcair is performing in a band at Octoberfest.  What instrument and piece would he be playing?

Accordion, the Chicken Dance.

oldgoat

Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony # 3


The organ, and specifically the 3rd movement, which he would start about 7 bars too soon and keep going into intermission.

 


Edited to amend...   Lemme change that a bit.  Start 7 bars too soon, but increase the tempo by about 1/5th thus finishing ahead of the orchestra, when he would launch into selections from Phantom of the Opera while cackling madly.

oldgoat

@ Mr. Tea

 

Doesn't matter, he'd make spiders

oldgoat

No unionist, the centre is moving to this thread.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Laughing

 

(This tread is not big enough for such a big "discount" tent.)

Unionist

M. Spector wrote:

1. Second fiddle.

2. (a) Busfare for the Common Man

   (b) Libby-amo from La Traviata

   (c) Overture to King Stephen by Beethoven

You spent some time thinking about that... It's too good for off the cuff. You're disqualified. Yeah, I know, we're promulgating rules as we go and applying them retroactively. Mahler and Prokofiev would have done that too, had the occasion arisen.

 

Coldwell Coldwell's picture

Mulcair would be conducting Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights" from Romeo and Julliet. It's an ominous piece that would keep Harper awake at night in a cold sweat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hOR50u7ek

MegB

If you're looking for something that keeps Harper awake at night, I think some lovely Norwegian death metal would do the trick.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Composition: Also Sprach Zarathustra,  by Strauss
Instrument: the timpani part, transposed to Uzi.

Coldwell Coldwell's picture

Another suggestion for Maestro Mulcair: "Mars: Bringer of War" from Holst's The Planets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Or, on a film soundtrack night, he might lead the whistle chorus on the "Colonel Bogey March" in order to underscore his commitment to a tough defense policy.

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

Rebecca West wrote:

If you're looking for something that keeps Harper awake at night, I think some lovely Norwegian death metal would do the trick.

Given that he is such a Beatles fan... I would suggest a tape loop of Yoko Ono's vocal tracks from Life With the Lions, volume turned to 11 of course.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I've always liked Yoko. Never liked Paul much.