Well safe to say we've got an addendum* to the ways to be cool list. Step 1: Master real time Mario theme on violin; Step 2: Profit. Slide that right in there after "Irony." To be honest I kind of feel for my man Steve here, his 'ways to be cool' list lasted what like 3 weeks without needing an adjustment. Just shows how hard it is to stay on top of your cool game. Now if this guy could somehow master playing real time Mario theme on his violin while incorporateing 360's and eating more meat it would be game, set, match for everyone else out there. This also proves to me that I made the 200% wrong choice in instruments when I was in high school. I said to myself, "Jon," I said, nothing will bring in the ladies like mastering the bass line of Final Countdown on the tuba! Pfft. If anything it was like girl repellent! I guess I should have known, there's a reason there is no "Sousaphone Hero" coming out for Playstation anytime soon.
This video is also why the internet is the greatest invention of all time. Here I am at 9:30am trying to figure out what to blog about with the Brewers coming off of an off day, the NBA draft still two days away, and a long standing personal philosophy NOT to blog about soccer three times in a two week span. Then BLAMO, violin Nintendo guy enters my world. And yes there are related videos for this guy as well. Donkey Kong, Zelda, they're all there. He leaves no stone/cartridge unturned. So safe to say my kids will be learning about Teppei Okada the way I learned about Mozart and Bach. Bonus word: mario.
PS: It took me 5 14 viewings of this video to realize that he was adding the action sound effects of the game going on in front of him. At first I thought he was ruining the majesty that is the Mario theme! Almost wrote a whole blog about how overrated this video was. Thankfully I have nothing but time to watch these types of videos and finally caught on.
*Dropping some serious vocab on you folks! Truth be told though I only remembered half of the word and google bailed me out. I typed in "addendidumthing" and google responded with did you mean addendum? Absolutely I did google. Absolutely I did. Now if only google could interpret what I try to say on the air.