What the F… is that?!?!
One of the other discussions started out as a nice wee chat about how to throw folk out of sessions that you didn’t like the look of, or more to the point, the sound of, & very entertaining it turned out to be, However it’s degenerated into a discussion on strange instruments at sessions. No doubt this has been aired, in the past, but for this new kid, anybody got any unusual, funky or downright stupid ones to tell of.
We have already had, Shakey Eggs, Triangles & Saxaphones.
We have a lad who comes to one of our sessions, who plays Bodhran, OK, but he lays a Tambourine on the floor & constantly taps it, on & on & on & on - no variation. I think he played drums in a rock & roll outfit one time. Anyway, I eventually had to take him to one side & suggest that if he didn’t stop playing it along with every tune, I wouldn’t be responsible for the outcome, & it wouldn’t be pretty. Fortunately he took the hint. I must have been tactful cause he still come to the session, minus the Tamb.
Have you had any unusual instruments appear at your sessions. We have also had a Dobro Guitar, which to be honest didn’t sound too bad, oh yes & that Australian bloke who played a bit of plastic downpipe as a didge, & once we had one of them big Djembe jobs boinging along in the background - different.
Come on you guys, I’m sure you’ve all seen much more unusual things than these!