What Will You Play?

A blog conversation with David Redpath, HCMorris77 & Me:

David Redpath: I’ll join the band 🎶😎

Thanks! What instrument? Thumbs, drums or just chewing bubblegum?

Washboard, of course!

“It’s a horse, of course!” Mr Ed. And as this talking horse would say:

The washboard and frottoir (from Cajun French “frotter”, to rub) are used as a percussion instrument, employing the ribbed metal surface of the cleaning device as a rhythm instrument. As traditionally used in jazz, zydeco, skiffle, jug band, and old-time music, the washboard remained in its wooden frame and is played primarily by tapping, but also scraping the washboard with thimbles.

I employ the thimble method, as it
ensures the washboard doesn’t get
in the family way 🤔

Good that you note the type of wooden frame and dutifully practice Birch Control!

Good that you note the type of wooden frame and dutifully practice Birch Control!

Yes, the birch forest is thick enough.
And when I say thick … 🤔

hcmorris77: I can play the spoons…well, I used to be able to…

Multi-talented indeed: the band may succeed!

****** ****** ******

And what will you play on this particular day?

10 Comments Add yours

  1. hcmorris77 says:

    today be heart strings, I do believe 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Ah! A violinist heartfelt soul?

      Liked by 3 people

    1. hcmorris77 says:

      I reblogged this, but it’s not showing up in my posted posts…weird

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Halbarbera says:

        Mysterious indeed?

        Liked by 2 people

    2. Halbarbera says:

      👍🏼👻👍🏼

      Liked by 2 people

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