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Offline pencilart3

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Making fun of Johnny May
« on: November 04, 2020, 05:08:59 PM »
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Re: Making fun of Johnny May
«Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 10:49:23 PM »
No idea who Johnny May is, but I've seen those ads! :D

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Re: Making fun of Johnny May
«Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 07:00:48 AM »
He's a very decent ragtime pianist with very cringey ads. But you've got to respect him for his chops. It says on his website that he's also been a Disneyland pianist. Some of his covers of popular songs are really good.




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Re: Making fun of Johnny May
«Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 04:41:53 PM »
I agree. Seems like a nice guy too. (no offense meant)
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Re: Making fun of Johnny May
«Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 07:47:52 PM »
Finally got around to checking that out.

I don't watch a lot of "professional" youtube advertisements, but to be fair to Mr. May, if that is his real name, it's pretty close to how RL piano "guys" try to market themselves. 

Right down to the keyboard necktie or scarf! 

It doesn't matter:  I'm sure he's a pretty good pianist.  Then again, one of my uncles worked for a short time at either Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm as a piano player in one of those staged sets doing generic "old time" piano picking.

I don't think the marketing nor its strategies have changed at all:  just seems a bit more garish now that more young people don't walk the streets and encounter people in clown suits waving a banner about things, so they see it all on their personal devices.



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Re: Making fun of Johnny May
«Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 03:17:10 AM »
I'm of the same persuasion. Nice analogy.
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