Is that an organ in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

I was doing a bit of a music search for a work project recently and I came across a track using windpipes. Or should I say, overusing windpipes.

It’s kind of an odd instrument, don’t you think? To me it just sounds like hippies and whales and stinks of patchouli insense.

Speaking of instruments, the recorder is also really silly, isn’t it?

And if I may say so, kind of phallic.

Oh how Hildegaard loved her recorder so:

They should just make them like this and get it over with:
Some instruments can also be called organs. The irony.
Then there’s the triangle:

Which is possibly even more ridiculous than the recorder. Can it even be termed a proper instrument? Is there triangle music? Do you learn to play the triangle? Does it take years and years of dedicated eight hour a day practice, like the piano or the oboe? Perhaps, I wouldn’t know, but I’m guessing not.

It’s the instrument they always give to the more musically challenged six year olds in Kindergarden music appreciation class – ie: me.

According to wiki, wiki, wiki, ‘…the triangle is an idiophone type of instrument in the percussion family…’

Idiophone… bwahahahahahahahhaha.



11 responses to “Is that an organ in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

  1. liquid pixel says:

    I worked in a psychiatric day clinic for 6 months where they played the same sodding CD everyday – a collection of ‘classics’ done on the windpipes. By the end of the 6 months I needed counselling; I wanted to hunt Celine Dion down for ever making her heart go on on the first place thereby giving fodder to windpipe wallies & I have developed an actual physical aversion to the sound of wind whistling down hollow wooden tubes. I say burn them all 🙂

  2. wozzel says:

    i remember playing the Triangle for the first year primary school year end production. And I’ve been playing piano since I was 5! And they gave me a TRIANGLE!!!

    I have a bong shaped like those special little Recorders 😉

  3. gorramit says:

    I played the triangle once at school. It went…

    Ting!

    And that’s about it 😛

  4. Paige says:

    gorramit, on day two of triangle lessons in kindergarten they teach you how to do ‘ting, tang, tong, ting’ – advanced triangle lessons.

    Woz, i’m glad your bong is shaped like a penis, can’t imagine a bong shaped like a vagina.

    Pix – you worked in a psych ward, or you ‘were’ in a psych ward? you can tell us, we’re all friends here. 😉

  5. gorramit says:

    NO ways. I missed out.

    I always envisioned one day I’d do Stairway to Heaven maaaan 😛

    Far out.

  6. Kaloo says:

    I have a bong that goes “ting”.
    Is it still an instrument?

  7. Paige says:

    is it in your pants, kaloo? then it’s an organ, not an instrument.

  8. Paige says:

    and ps: playing with it won’t make you blind, but maybe a bit deaf.

  9. Kaloo says:

    Correction.
    I played with it, and it went “Whooosh!”
    True story 🙂

  10. Paige says:

    wait, i lost track. are we talking about your penis, or an instrument? ps: kaloo, loved your post on reality tv, i’m a sucker for a bit of reality.

  11. Kaloo says:

    An instrument!
    One which brings music to your ears when played.

    I wish I could write more often.
    I wish i could write for a living.
    I do so enjoy it 🙂

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