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Taco Bell's Canon

Posted at 12:06 PM on December 26, 2006 by Don Lee

A Christmasy arrangement of Pachelbel's well known Canon in D cycled through more than once on the sound system in the home where I spent the holiday weekend. Somehow, despite many, many hearings, I have managed not to get tired of the piece.

But a recent post on YouTube (passed along by colleague Jeff Esworthy) clearly shows how familiarity can breed….well, contempt would be too strong a word; this guy has a light touch. And, as you'll see, he earned his right to complain.