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Old 08.03.2007, 10:33 AM   #21
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Old 08.03.2007, 10:42 AM   #22
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I understand what you mean, Torn Curtain, but I maintain that there is no way in which the kazoo can be used in a non-gimmicky way in music. It is a child's toy and has no place in music (apart from possibly the likes of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band). It is just overbearingly and annoyingly "wacky".

Ok, I agree as regards the kazoo.
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Old 08.03.2007, 10:53 AM   #23
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Although great, to many thereminists about these days, less please.





 


"HAHAHAHA. You're SOOO kooky with your kids keyboard!!!!"





 

Yes!

Its the musical equiviant of the kind of people that wear a red nose or a silly 'mindly amusing' tie into work to show they're "a bit mad"

"ohhh you gotta be MAD to work 'ere"

The purpose of this 'kooky/crazy guy' act is to cover up for a lack of natural wit, humour, intelligence or in this instance - musical talent. Unfortuately when these everyday office types crossover into music, this jackarse routine is mistaken by many as an ironic gesture. I just find this fucking annoying. But whos the bigger prick? Them for playing a kids instrument or me for pointing it out?....

PS: Its always a bad idea to say anything negative about a band to anyone in a venue. The audiences of terrible bands are always filled with friends and relatives.
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Old 08.03.2007, 11:08 AM   #24
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Kazoos are great. Get bent everyone who thinks otherwise. Anyone can play a kazoo. Kazoos offer a form of musical liberation like no other instrument. It sounds like fuzzy singing.

The Ondes-Martenot is a silly instrument but more people should use it.
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Old 08.03.2007, 11:23 AM   #25
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plus frank zappa did some brilliant things with a kazoo...
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Old 08.03.2007, 12:38 PM   #26
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any instrument can be used for brilliance. i'm just saying the triangle and kazoo are the lamest!

i sure do hope people besides me (and atari 2600) on this board know who harry partch is. look at the instruments he made. he was THE genius.
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Old 08.03.2007, 01:23 PM   #27
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Yep...Partch is great. I'm sure a few here are aware of his work.
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Old 08.03.2007, 01:28 PM   #28
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Only Weird Al Yankovic can use Kazoo's.
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Old 08.03.2007, 01:57 PM   #29
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Are you guys going to give me shit for owning and playing a pink keytar?

 

^actual picture of my keytar and keyboard.
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Old 08.03.2007, 02:00 PM   #30
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Old 08.03.2007, 02:02 PM   #31
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Bloody musicians, they always ruin the fun.
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Old 08.03.2007, 02:03 PM   #32
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Bloody musicians, they always ruin the fun.


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Old 08.03.2007, 02:05 PM   #33
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any instrument can be used for brilliance. i'm just saying the triangle and kazoo are the lamest!

i sure do hope people besides me (and atari 2600) on this board know who harry partch is. look at the instruments he made. he was THE genius.

Was it you who put up links to the documentary about him? It was really interesting, his life story and those insane instruments, there was one made from elements of nuclear reactors or something?
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Old 08.03.2007, 02:10 PM   #34
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The Chapman Stick is pretty hard to use tastefully (though it has been done on rare occasions) or successfully defend.


There is virtually no defense for those stupid nine-string Conklin basses though.
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Old 08.03.2007, 04:02 PM   #35
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By contrast, more of these (preferably played by pretty Japanese ladies) please



 

They're called shengs and are of Chinese origin you racist/misogyinist.
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Old 08.03.2007, 04:38 PM   #36
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The triangle can be quite difficult to play, especially in long pieces of classical music, it's all about the timing.
I think the 'wooden fish' is a brilliantly ridiculous idiophone, after reading one description of its origin in China, "a Chinese Buddhist monk went to India to acquire sutras. On his way to India, he found the way blocked by a wide, flooding river. There appeared neither bridge nor boat.
Suddenly, a big fish swam up. It offered to carry the monk across the river. The fish told the monk that it wanted to atone for a crime committed when it was a human. It asked the monk to request that the Buddha made the fish a Bodhisattva.
The monk agreed to let the fish help, and continued his quest for seventeen years. After getting the scriptures, he returned to China via the river, which was flooding again. As the monk worried about how to cross, the fish came back to help. It asked if the monk had made the request to the Buddha. To the monk's dismay, he had forgotten. The fish became furious and splashed the monk, washing him into the river. A passing fisherman saved him from drowning, but unfortunately the sutras had been ruined by the water.
The monk went home, full of anger. Seventeen years of effort wasted! Filled with anger at the fish, he made a wooden effigy of a fish head. When he recalled his adversity, he beat the fish head with a wooden hammer. To his surprise, each time he beat the wooden fish, the fish opened its mouth and vomited a character. He became so happy that, when he had time, he always beat the fish. A few years later, he had got back from the wooden fish's mouth what he had lost to the flood."
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Old 08.03.2007, 04:46 PM   #37
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Old 08.03.2007, 05:01 PM   #38
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The Chapman Stick is pretty hard to use tastefully (though it has been done on rare occasions) or successfully defend.


There is virtually no defense for those stupid nine-string Conklin basses though.

Houston bands with chapman stick

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Old 08.03.2007, 05:03 PM   #40
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