Super Mario theme played on a balalaika


23 Responses to “Super Mario theme played on a balalaika”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m more jealous of his hair than anything.

  2. Sam says:

    Is this kid serious?

    I snap my fingers dramatically after rubbing my nose too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    WARNING: How not to get laid.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Anonymous at right above me,

      So, so clueless to the erotic peccadilloes of the Boing Boing crowd you are.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Finally a balalaika!

  5. Anonymous says:

    This should have been in Dr Zhivago.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love his showmanship and “I’m so intense, now I’m so casual” playing style more than his rendition.

  7. Anonymous says:

    omg He looks like Bert

  8. ridl says:

    Very sad that the guitar virtuoso link is all broked.

  9. erissian says:

    I always wondered what Charlie did to distract himself from the responsibility of running a chocolate factory…

  10. Anonymous says:

    @ Erissian:

    Well played, my friend. Well played.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow, the balalaika looks like it’d be difficult to produce a good tone with it compared to instruments like the guitar and the violin. Props to the maker of this video.

  12. Palilay says:

    @noodle : I rather liked the Maestro stuff, it was a bit of showmanship in an otherwise kludgy but kooky performance. :)

  13. t3hmadhatter says:


  14. papercup mixmaster says:

    The balalaika lends a wonderful sproingy note to the song, and I like how he exploits it for a few moments of jumping.

  15. DRayMorton says:

    When McCartney sang “Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out,” I wonder if this is what he envisioned…..

  16. Abby says:

    Two things I love – Mario and the balalaika.

    Just because someone’s too young to have played NES when it was first on the scene doesn’t make them too young to have played it as kids. Mine still works… mostly.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Truly epic levels of instrumental vamping.

  18. paddysat says:

    James Hill on Uke is my favorite.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Finally! Geeky guys with big hair playing the balalaika :)

  20. Anonymous says:

    I guess you’re too young to remember that the name of the game is “Donkey Kong” not “Super Mario” :)

  21. Anonymous says:

    the first thirteen seconds of this video are some of the wierdest 13 seconds known to man.

  22. aelfscine says:

    Gradually the players in these videos are going to keep getting younger, until we’re watching doofy-haired fetuses, strumming in the womb.

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