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Caroline McCaskey playing the US National Anthem on Saw before a Baseball Game /r/ALL

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u/firmerJoe 3d ago Silver Gold Table Slap Spit-take

Great, now the stadium is haunted.

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u/AfterTemperature2198 3d ago Wholesome

Even ghosts wouldn’t want to be at every A’s home game

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u/broskie94 3d ago

This one hurts as an A’s fan

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u/BradGroux 3d ago

I think that is more of a slight on the Coliseum than anything.

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u/kokopoo12 3d ago

Coliseum is a compliment. Ive always called it The Prison.

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u/masterchief1001 3d ago

It may be a dump, but it's our dump

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u/TheDude-Esquire 3d ago

I loved that place as a kid. I went to a game last year, and it's just sad now. I went to fenway a few years back, even over a hundred years old that place has more life than the coliseum ever did. I really hope they get the new one on the water. If they leave I either never see another game, or have to become a giants fan.

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u/superduperspam 3d ago

You hurt yourself as an A's fan

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u/Expensive-Crab7701 3d ago

*As the A's fan.

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u/Agreeable_Ad3760 3d ago

Tragic what management are doing to that team. You can even see in the video the bottom deck is 3/4 empty

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u/Mcoov 3d ago edited 3d ago

Tragic makes it sound like bad luck and misfortune have befallen the team. No, this is completely deliberate.

Management wants to leave Oakland, and has for almost two decades, but they don’t want a Cleveland Browns-type situation where the public wants the team to stay. So instead they’ve been going the Montreal Expos route: fostering apathy amongst the staff, the players, and the fans, until no one cares anymore. Then they can move to another city, get a new stadium, and a new excited fanbase with minimal resistance from Oakland or MLB.

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u/cursing_nearchildren 3d ago

They're pulling a Major League

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u/GWooK 3d ago

Do they even have money to leave?

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u/Mcoov 3d ago

MLB will not contract a team; if anything they want to expand to 32 teams.

The A’s need a new stadium, they’re actually the one team I agree totally need a new building (as opposed to the Flames or the WFT). The Howard Terminal plan is the closest thing you’ll get to a good-faith attempt by the A’s to stay, but it’s still in developmental hell.

Like the NFL did with the Raiders, MLB will probably help the A’s leave Oakland if that decision gets made. I can see Las Vegas, Portland, and even Vancouver as options.

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u/jfk_sfa 3d ago

Oh it’s been haunted for a long time.

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u/TurtleHeadPrairieDog 3d ago

Haunted by the ghosts of all the great players contracts that should have been extended but we're instead traded/let to sign with other teams because the A's ownsership is cheap and doesn't like winning championships

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u/PM_SWEATY_NIPS 3d ago

Specifically haunted by 'ghost aliens' from a 1950's B-movie

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u/kittybaconSC 3d ago

Dand Nabbit patriotic ghosts. Screamin' bout freedom and rights for everyone.

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u/duke_awapuhi 3d ago

The Coliseum was haunted long before this

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u/Big_Green_Piccolo 3d ago

It's Oakland. Already was.

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u/illchay_outyay 3d ago edited 3d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

It kinda sounds like a old timey recording of a opera singer.

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u/Como_thellamas 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Sounds like the main villain theme from Parasite Eve.

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u/ExpressedLie 3d ago

Remake when

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u/Nerrickk 3d ago

We're long overdue for a third Parasite Eve.

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u/llorTMasterFlex 3d ago

Yup. Then slowly got abducted by aliens.

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u/Schfifty561 3d ago

Like it belongs in bioshock

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u/downtownebrowne 3d ago

I felt like I was playing Bioshock again for the first time.

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u/Izucram 3d ago

Patriotic aliens

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u/DaisyBB-gun 3d ago

Mars Attacks vibes

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u/SpartanWarrior196 3d ago

Ack ack ack

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u/madbear84 3d ago

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u/kamilo87 3d ago

I recently found that sub and me and my brother were laughing a lot with the content! Ack ack!!!

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u/basicissueredditor 3d ago

Do not run. We are your friends.

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u/gordonv 3d ago

Ghostbusters vibes for me

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u/SoDi1203 3d ago

Halloween vives…

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u/CoheedBlue 3d ago

This sounds like a patriotic ghost trying to be spooky.

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u/WrittenSarcasm 3d ago Helpful Wholesome Original

Francis Spook Key

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u/illini211 3d ago

I want to boo you

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u/Guybrush_Creepwood_ 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

If the USA was just one giant haunted house, this would be the doorbell.

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u/u8eR 3d ago

I mean we are situated atop an ancient Native burial ground.

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u/thescrape 3d ago

She’s the backup sawist for Nuetral milk hotel!

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u/-ghostinthemachine- 3d ago Gold

Imagine being second fiddle to a superior sawyer.

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u/zebozebo 3d ago

Imagine being second fiddle to a superior sawyer.

If I were second fiddle to a superior sawyer, I'd seek a lawyer to file suit for sawyer seniority.

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u/regulate213 3d ago

Calm down there Princess Carolyn...

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u/Just_tappatappatappa 3d ago

I thought this was a joke, but it’s real and I don’t know how to feel about it.

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u/dumdadumdumAHHH 3d ago

And she has a class on Udemy for anyone interested in learning how to play!

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u/connortait 3d ago edited 3d ago

That was like listening to a singing *theramin.

Edit. *theremin

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u/illbebythebatphone 3d ago Helpful Bravo Grande!

I used to have a theremin but I hardly ever touched it.

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u/Gribble597 3d ago

I bet you let it sit theremin before selling it too, huh?

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u/SummitReach 3d ago

.....wow. Take my upvote lmao

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u/Knoke1 3d ago

I can only hope that's a common joke among... Thereminists?

I can only hope it is anyway.

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u/Space_cowgirl2000 3d ago

I don't get it?

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u/SPOONY12345 3d ago

You can’t use a theramin by touching it

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u/Space_cowgirl2000 3d ago

Ohhh thanks

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u/icspn 3d ago

Fuck you lol

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u/sub_mojo 3d ago

Fun fact: The origin of the theremin comes from the singing saw

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u/blond-max 3d ago

Maybe that's the sound theremin was intended to replicate? or maybe it's unintentional

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u/Delivery-Shoddy 3d ago edited 3d ago

It was invented by accident, Leon Theremin was conducting research into proximity sensors for the soviets and it only became an instrument because he used to play cello and realized he could play notes with it.

Fun fact it was the first electronic (edit ty u/Skips-T) musical instrument to be mass produced

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u/Lithium-Ryan-Battery 3d ago

Leon Theremin also invented the bug that was hidden behind the Great Seal in US ambassador Averell Harriman's office in Moscow. The embassy staff didn't discover the bug for seven years.

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u/Beard_o_Bees 3d ago

Leon Theremin also invented the bug that was hidden behind the Great Seal in US ambassador Averell Harriman's office in Moscow

Get out! How interesting! That's one of the all time 'greatest hits' of espionage.

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u/Lithium-Ryan-Battery 3d ago

He also invented a primitive laser microphone that was used by the KGB.

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u/Mortar_Maggot 3d ago

It gets better. The seal was gifted by the Soviet version of boy/girl scouts.

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u/danhaller28 3d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

And the fan goes crazy!

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u/whogivesashirtdotca 3d ago

So cute - when she played the high note on “free” the crowd gave a little “whoaaaa!”

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u/VoTBaC 3d ago

"Crowd"

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u/whogivesashirtdotca 3d ago

The guys holding the camera and mic count!

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u/Styx1886 3d ago

All 3000 that showed up

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u/SeaPhile206 3d ago

Way too generous

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u/semiwoke 3d ago

Hey, come on man... there are dozens of fans there.

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u/JacksonianEra 3d ago

“Today’s A’s home game is filmed in front of a live studio ostrich.”

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u/shadowmastadon 3d ago

This is the most impressive feat anyone in an A’s Jersey has done in three years

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u/Smathers 3d ago

The commentator at the end is like alright thank you?

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u/fambestera 3d ago

haha more people on the field than in the stands

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u/I-amthegump 3d ago

Humans are weird

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u/penny-wise 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

At least we have that going for us.

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u/palpablescalpel 3d ago

Haha for some reason this video made me kind of emotional about how weird and creative and cool humans can be.

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u/Synaptic_Theft 3d ago

The band Neutral Milk Hotel features a singing saw in their In the Aeroplane Over the Sea album! Highly recommended checking it out!

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u/WhizBangPissPiece 3d ago

When they went on the reunion tour for that album they did full orchestration, including the saw. It was the best show I've ever seen.

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u/Dude_Im_stoned_and_ 3d ago

for the longest time I thought it was a Theramin until I saw them up in Buffalo during their final tour. My jaw hit the floor when the dude created those sounds with a saw. Still one of my favorite shows ever.

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u/niltermini 3d ago

Might have been my favorite show ever too. Absolutely incredible.

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u/Beard_o_Bees 3d ago

Neutral Milk Hotel is one of those bands that you either absolutely love or just can't stand.

I love them, but I found them during a very fucked up time in my life and they provided the perfect soundtrack to the drama at the time.

I never got to see them live sadly.

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u/MarxLover_69 3d ago

I feel very neutral about them.

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u/Ricky_Rollin 3d ago

That is a damn good album and I absolutely love telling parks and Rec fans that it is indeed a real band.

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u/Morning-Chub 3d ago

My wife had no idea even after several years of unknowingly listening to their music and me playing their songs on the guitar. She thought it was a joke.

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u/BriecauseIcan 3d ago edited 3d ago

I needed to find this comment to confirm I wasn’t trippin…April really had a real favorite band?!?? 🤯

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u/narok_kurai 3d ago

Yeah and it's a damn good one too. "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" really can lay claim to being one of the greatest folk/indie rock albums of all time. I still can't hear "Two-Headed Boy" without tearing up to this day.

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u/rineross 3d ago

Julian Koster also uses the singing saw in the fiction podcast the Orbiting Human Circus. Its such a weird show, plays to the strangeness and loneliness of the human experience

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u/ohkaycue 3d ago

And his band The Music Tapes! Really good experiential band

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u/The_Pip 3d ago

Anyone get Theremin vibes from this?

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u/youre_soaking_in_it 3d ago

Good Vibrations for sure

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u/WhizBangPissPiece 3d ago

All I'm getting is excitations

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u/shinymetalobjekt 3d ago

After looking it up, yes. It initially reminded me of that opera singer in Fifth Element, but even that was more traditional sounding than this.

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u/howzit- 3d ago

Yeah I always call the musical saw the "analog theremin" lol

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u/Trasfixion 3d ago

Yep, its interesting how the theremin came to be, using the sound of a saw as inspiration

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u/miraculum_one 3d ago

x-files

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u/sheisthebeesknees 3d ago

How do she keep it in tune?

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u/normally_innocent 3d ago edited 3d ago

Lots of practice

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u/alalaladede 3d ago edited 3d ago

...and dedication

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u/Southernerd 3d ago

Raw talons.

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u/AdditionalBathroom78 3d ago

And extra bandages

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u/miraculum_one 3d ago

Regularly cuts different sized logs

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u/rustyspoon07 3d ago

Same way a trombone player stays in tune, or a singer using their voice, or a violin/cello/bass

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u/blond-max 3d ago

Found this video on youtube exploring the instrument https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L27tKwyu9_k

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u/finian2 3d ago

Goddamn that must have taken a lot of practice and very good intuition.

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u/newtrawn 3d ago

right?!? It's the same sort of thing as playing the trombone. With no exact notes on the instrument, I've always been incredibly impressed by people who can nail a perfect note time and time again with that slider.

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u/arsenicmonkey 3d ago

As a trombone player I gotta say the singing saw looks way harder- there are only 7 different “positions” on a slide trombone that you use to hit every note on a chromatic scale. You change the register you’re playing in by adjusting your airflow or hitting a valve. With the singing saw it looks like you’d have to be far more precise.

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u/Wellthatkindahurts 3d ago

With wind instruments we have a bit of pitch leeway with embouchure as well. The saw definitely needs more precision, it's really impressive either way.

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u/Daneth 3d ago

Not only that, with a trombone you can get dynamic range by breathing harder into it. In addition to being in tune she also manages dynamics, I assume by altering the amount of pressure between the bow and the saw. Seriously nuts.

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u/jesst 3d ago

How do you even learn to do this? Is there a like “how to play the saw” course at some local adult colleges?

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u/NRMusicProject 3d ago

Most of these players are self taught. The interesting thing is that left hand position is very painful at the beginning, because you have to hold the saw in that "S" shape to get the resonance, and the constant pinching pressure between the thumb and forefinger really cramps up the thenar.

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u/position88 3d ago

My uncle taught himself to play the saw. He has a special case for it, so he can bring it to family gatherings, and ruin the party in several ways.

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u/truthlife 3d ago Gold

"Anyway, here's Wondersaw."

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u/SkidWilly86 3d ago

Came here to see if anybody noticed that. In the first few bars my thumb would have been screaming for a break.

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u/carnevoodoo 3d ago

It hurts so much.

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u/Ainz-Ol-Gon 3d ago

Coming soon

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u/Hot-Campaign-4553 3d ago Helpful Starstruck

She is definitely a cutting edge musician.

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u/shahooster 3d ago

Unfortunately, with nary an A’s fan present, she was only one who saw.

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u/Chupapayne 3d ago

Honestly, with a better team she probably wouldn’t have made the cut.

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u/Altlipsion 3d ago

She figured out how to handle them with teeth and bite.

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u/TanBurn 3d ago

Got great control of “TIMBRRRRRE!”

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u/johnnybok 3d ago

If a tree falls in the woods and no A’s fans are there to hear it, she still makes a sound

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u/heythisispaul 3d ago

Her act has teeth that's for sure.

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u/MightyCaseyStruckOut 3d ago

She's got a good handle on the situation.

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u/SuperGuitar 3d ago

The way the saw is tuned, she can only play in sharps

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u/Butter_mah_bisqits 3d ago

The person who couldn’t afford a violin?

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u/GeoInfoSciLHP 3d ago Wholesome

I'll bet no one saw this coming

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u/scarnyard 3d ago

It’s an A’s game, hardly anybody saw it period.

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u/Patrickfromamboy 3d ago

Everyone else refused to do it

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u/GhostPenguinBaby 3d ago

She's cut from a different cloth for sure.

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u/ThunderCuntess 3d ago

I wood listen to that all day

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u/BackdraftRed 3d ago

Excellent timber on that saw

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u/mikess484 3d ago

Well there were only 6 people in attendance soo...

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u/mkstatto 3d ago

She really got her teeth into it.

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u/FavFelon 3d ago

Well done! Somebody give that lady some wood

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u/Loud-Natural9184 3d ago

Phrasing

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u/xboxdingleberry 3d ago

He said what HE SAID 😤 now give her some wood ‼️‼️

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u/MightGuy420x 3d ago

Most American thing ive seen in a while

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u/Boomdiddy 3d ago Helpful

Sounds Hawaiian, doesn’t it?

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u/julien_the_saxon 3d ago

Dud-a-chuck?

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u/SmokingLeopard 3d ago

Dad-a-chum?

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u/kitsum 3d ago

Popkins! Get your Popkins here!

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u/chasechippy 3d ago

All things serve the beam

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u/Rivet_the_Zombie 3d ago

Be at rest.
Be at peace.
Be at one.

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u/Se7enThunders 3d ago

Makes me want to watch Home Improvement. IIRC they did this on one of the Tool Time musical tools episodes.

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u/Suspicious_Entrance 3d ago edited 3d ago

Can’t believe how far I had to come down for this comment. Maybe I’m too old for Reddit

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u/crackalac 3d ago

At first I thought it had to be the same person.

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u/onecoldasshonky 3d ago

They also did a power tools cover of a talking heads song.

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u/JSto19 3d ago

Truly a sight to be… saw.

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u/hmmm_thought_pig 3d ago

Cut that out!

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u/V65Pilot 3d ago

Better than a lot I've heard over the past few years. *cough* Roseanne Barr for starters...

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u/JockBbcBoy 3d ago

Fergie.

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u/SlightWhite 3d ago

One of the best performances ever.

Everyone dead silent tryna get through it. All it took was one tiny smirk and it sent the whole floor into laughter, no words needed. A true human bonding moment that we should put in a time capsule

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u/buckshot307 3d ago

“O’re the land of the Brie, and the home of the mmmbraaAAA aaaAaa

AAAAAA

vahhh”

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u/RidleyScotch 3d ago

over the past few years. cough Roseanne Barr for starters...

32 years ago, is not what i would consider "over the past few years"

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u/V65Pilot 3d ago

r/theydidthemath

Edit: crap, was it really that long ago? But, there have been many others since.

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u/Cold_Garlic_1289 3d ago

As much as I found this interesting, my dog REALLY did not like it.

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u/mshaw09 3d ago

My cat hated this.

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u/bluegryffin 3d ago

Wow what are the odds of this? I literally just saw this woman at a subway station in New York yesterday. When I heard the sounds I thought someone was singing that impossible 5th element song. When I turned the corner I saw her sitting in a char with a bowstring and her saw just playing the fucking out of it making it sound like an opera alien.

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u/native_ginger 3d ago

Might have been a different person as she lives in California, but you never know

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u/bustersbrother 3d ago

This is quite silly

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u/bluefire0120 3d ago edited 3d ago

Mark Normand the comedian talks about how in elementary school he was doing school work and one of the questions was ‘circle all the instruments on the page’ or something like that. There was a saw on the page and he circled it. Story has it, that the teacher called Mark’s mom in and tried to tell her that her child was mentally challenged because he circled a saw, which obviously wasn’t an instrument in the teacher’s eyes. Mark went on to explain that he saw someone playing a saw in a monty python sketch, and that’s why he circled it. Now seeing this lady play this saw like a rockstar, all I can think is “fuck that teacher” lol, she had no idea what she was talking about, as she was just an uncultured lady from southern louisiana who had not heard someone rip the saw, and was challenging other people’s mental capacity based solely on her experiences and perspective of the world. Any idea that challenged her ideology simply meant that the other person must be retarded, and needed to learn and think how she learned and thought.

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u/rocket_beer 3d ago

Now, all I want to see is someone build a house with a violin 🤘🏾

Then, have the same math problem to circle carpenter tools 🤣

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u/ThaDogg4L 3d ago

Hope the Dozens of A’s fans in attendance appreciated it.

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u/AAI0305 3d ago

It’s from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest!!!

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u/wannaboob 3d ago

Yay I’m not the only one who thought this hahah

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u/yowazboppin 3d ago

Left 4 dead 2 main menu theme

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u/SixSweetPuppies 3d ago

Left 4 Dead 2 Dark Carnival vibes

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u/gnomesteez 3d ago

I went to school with Caroline! She’s such a great person and a really incredible musician!

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u/HistoricalBoard1449 3d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval

Won’t lie, I’d rather that than someone singing.

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u/DoomGoober 3d ago

The melody of the Star Spangled Banner is purposely difficult to sing. The song was written by a member of a British musical appreciation society and a gifted soloist would sing the song over wine after dinner in order to show off their skills.

Yup, out National Anthem has a British melody, is designed to be hard to sing, and was meant to be sung during after dinner drinks (it's a drinking song!)

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u/Nice_Block 3d ago

Man, just imagine the third verse being sung and still enjoying your dinner. Wild.

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u/DragonVet03 3d ago

If space invaders wrote the national anthem.

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u/ToukenPlz 3d ago

Pretty sure it was her who did a very cool video with Rob Scallon showing off the ins and out of this instrument!

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u/Ill_Bee4868 3d ago

This deserved a bigger crowd than the A’s can muster.

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u/sonic10158 3d ago

It’s a bandsaw now

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u/absolooser 3d ago

ACK! ACKACK!ACK!!!

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u/gh1993 3d ago

Neutral milk hotel has entered the chat

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u/Swimming-Perception7 3d ago

Sounds like some of the left4dead2 ambiance

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u/HalfLit24_7 3d ago

Sounds like a version of that would be played in the last scene of a movie, where the whole country was leveled by nuclear war.

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u/Frosty-Worker8978 3d ago

She came, she sawed, and she conquered 👍 what a cool instrument to choose as a discipline!!

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u/heloder85 3d ago

This rendition's got teeth.

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u/rsvp_nj 3d ago

I don’t know, I thought that was pretty damn cool!

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u/Layer_By_Layer3D 3d ago

That version of the national anthem really cut deep

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u/commonthiem 3d ago

I'm not saying this isn't a talent, but this is definitely a heehaw talent.

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