Ohhhh bassoon! Despite all the low brass jokes, percussion harassment, and perplexed looks from flute players, the commercial value of bassoon has been BLOWIN' UP!
Have you seen these?
A young bassoonist and her poor mom trying to earn that last, sweet, ooey-gooey roll:
I don't even know WHAT IS HAPPENING in this one but I want to buy a VW:
"You don't have to be a talented bassoonist..." bassoonist = genius
Somewhere there is an arthritis commercial featuring a bassoonist. I will have to find it and post later.
Now there is this whole indie, singer-songwriter trend happening. And of course bassoon is the go-to instrument when trying to break into that market.
And how can we possibly forget all the amazing media around Rainn Wilson "The Bassoon King".
What am I missing here? Have you found your own? Share the link so I can get them all compiled into the most amazing list of commercial-bassoon-awesomeness!