Monday, March 27, 2006

TOP TEN LEAST POPULAR MASS INSTRUMENTS (besides guitar)

A pictoral version of the one I mentioned on Podcast #22.

10. Banjo










9. Homemade guitar made of a shoebox, rubber bands, and paper towel roll (tissue box and a few flimsy wood pieces like as shown above can count too)




8. Spoons












7. Washboard













6. Candles (There was an episode on Saturday Night Live in its early years where a guy would bellow out the song Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by placing his hand over different lit candles, resulting in an "ah", maybe "ow" in a different pitch)





5. Jaws Harp












4. Kazoo





















3. Coke Bottles










2. Hawaiian Nose Hum (George Carlin makes mention of this in his 1972 Class Clown album)













AND THE NUMBER ONE LEAST POPULAR MASS INSTRUMENT (besides guitar):

1. Schroeder's Toy Piano

Peace,
BMP

14 comments:

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

I'm reminded of an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus of the sketch with The Man with a Tape Recorder up His Nose...

LOL

~nb

Brian Michael Page said...

Dang, and I almost included "coconuts" (as in the horse clopping coconuts).

BMP

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

run away! run away!

~nb

Argent said...

Hey, humming is a venerable institution. Ask Glenn Gould. Oh, wait. Um, never mind.

Matthew Meloche said...

You laugh, but I've seen the kazoo used during Mass.

4HisChurch said...

I know of a Catholic Church that uses a banjo...

Brian Michael Page said...

LMAO!
Kazoo at Mass??? What do they play? Benny Hill theme? LOL

BMP

Dave said...

My choir director from the late 80's used to play his banjo for a few songs...

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

I can see it now...on Lent I with the gospel of Jesus and Satan, they end up playing Dueling Banjos... LOL

~nb

Brian Michael Page said...

Cool - Lent II is the Transfiguration. Lent I is DELIVERANCE. LMAO

BMP

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Then when even Satan admits that banjos are too much, they switch to pianos and play the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody #2 and duke it out like Daffy and Donald in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"....

~nb

Brian Michael Page said...

LMAO! Who gets slammed inside who's piano, I wonder.

BMP

larry said...

This site is hilarious!!!

larry said...

The kazoo chorus plays the Benny Hill theme during the "Sign of Peace".