Funtwo - Canon Rock (Re-Synched)





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Published on Sep 4, 2006

This is the re-synched version of Canon Rock performed by Funtwo. In the original version, the audio was 250 ms out of synch with the video. In this version, I have re-synched the audio and also de-interlaced the whole clip to make the image look a bit more crispier - all from the original 6MB WMV-file Funtwo uploaded to a Korean music-site many months ago. With the audio back in synch, you can now hear the "missing" bit at the end of the song, which all the other Funtwo clips on YouTube and the Internet lacks.


Update, 2014:

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Lim Jeong-hyun (born July 5, 1984), also known by the online alias funtwo, is a South Korean guitarist known for his cover of the piece Canon Rock.

Lim played and recorded his cover of Canon Rock in 2005. He uploaded his video to the popular South Korean music website Mule.co.kr. A YouTube user named "guitar90" uploaded the Mule video to YouTube under the title guitar, with the introductory comment "this guy iz great!!!" The identity of guitar90 is unknown.
Lim's video is the fifty-sixth most viewed and tenth most favorited video on YouTube, as of June 26, 2011, with over 90 million views and counting. At its peak, the video was the fourth most viewed video on YouTube.
Lim's cover of Canon Rock has been mentioned on CNN, 20/20, The New York Times, and National Public Radio, in addition to MBC news, CBC Radio, KBS news, and other South Korean news stations.
Many viewers have speculated and thought of the video as fake because the audio is not synchronized with the video. Lim later stated to The New York Times that this had to do with the fact that "he recorded the audio and video independently and then matched them inexactly." The performance itself was recorded in two parts, and edited together. An image of a traffic light was used to make the transition.

The Canon Rock video uploaded to YouTube by guitar90 has been removed from the site, and now produces the message "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams and commercially deceptive content. Sorry about that." The guitar90 YouTube version received around 92 million views before being removed.

Lim has now started to arrange well-known music by himself. He composed a holiday card to his fans called "Carol Rock (funtwo Is Coming to Town)", a rock version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". He also played Dream Theater's "Overture 1928", and recently he posted a video of himself performing Antonio Vivaldi's "Summer" from the Four Seasons, one of Vivaldi's most famous works.
Lim has expressed no wish to carry on playing as a professional guitarist. However his online fame has allowed him to play to live audiences several times— once for the South Korean ambassador in Washington, DC, then again at the KORUS festival the same year. At the KORUS festival, Lim played improvised, altered versions of the Korean national anthem and the American national anthem. The third time he played was in 2008, the November 22, at the YouTube Live festival where he performed with Joe Satriani, he played first a mix of Canon Rock and Joe's "Surfing With the Alien" and then "Canon Rock". In October 2009, he was a featured performer at the fall ICANN meeting's welcoming ceremony and later joined in at their music night. In the same interview in which he stated his wish to carry on playing guitar simply as a hobby, he also rated his own playing a modest 50/60 out of 100.
The beginning of the music video for Weezer's song "Pork and Beans" is set in Lim's iconic room, with the various members playing their various instruments. The video as a whole contains references to numerous other internet phenomena.


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