Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"It's Shake-N-Bake and I helped!" Bassoon in Media

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".



A short film about creative joy (through reed making):


A hilarious video about getting THE DATE as a bassoonist:

 





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!


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