Bitch on the Blog

February 27, 2017

On this note

Filed under: Happiness — bitchontheblog @ 22:42

For light relief:

Leaving aside whether you already play one, what would be the instrument of your choice?




  1. being me I would like tochoose two: A) Piano…. style? Blues and Boogie Woogie. Why? I would then be admitted to any party anywhwere in the world as long as there was a piano.
    B) Alto Saxophone so that I could play like Paul Desmond.. and it’s easier to transport than a piano.
    And You?

    I can play a Kazoo and a mean Jaws Harp…

    Comment by magpie11 — February 27, 2017 @ 23:32 | Reply

    • Jaws Harp? I had to look it up. It looks like a device one may find in the sacred hands of a medic. Not, of course, that that takes anything away from its sound.

      I can definitely see you at the piano and even more so with a saxophone (just listened to a Paul Desmond clip). Remember “Some like it hot”? Though Daphne played double bass. And when it all went pear shaped (in blogland)? What a sweet, not to say hilarious, memory.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:43 | Reply

  2. Organ

    Comment by finlaygray — February 27, 2017 @ 23:46 | Reply

    • That figures, John. Yes, an organ. Not only do you have the stature (figure to you and me) for the Organ , it’s also a “rich” steeped in history instrument. An inclusive instrument (as befits your temperament) which invites a choir.

      Apropos of nothing: My father was christened in the “Cantor’s Church”, Thomas Kirche in Leipzig. The Cantor – or one of them? Johann Sebastian Bach. No less. Talk about name dropping.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:46 | Reply

  3. Glockenspiel.

    Comment by Cheerfulmonk — February 28, 2017 @ 00:14 | Reply

    • Oh. Jean. That is so cute. Glockenspiel. And modest. Does make a lovely, clear and clean sound.

      Is yours colour coded?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:44 | Reply

  4. I already play a couple, but I suppose I really should have played the theremin, to back up my b list horror story lifestyle.

    Comment by Shoshanah — February 28, 2017 @ 01:31 | Reply

    • That’s amazing. Never heard of it before. Gives the expression “hands off” a new meaning. Great for germ phobes. Just watched a clip on you tube – the inventor playing his own “instrument”. Magic.

      “B list horror story lifestyle”? At least you have found your genre. Mine still needs to be invented. Something between a silent movie with wild gestures and exaggerated facial expressions to get the point across, a David Attenborough documentary on the secret life of an as yet unidentified species, and a shoot out in the mountains (I like echo).


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:49 | Reply

      • So you’re sort of like a Bigfoot?

        Comment by Shoshanah — February 28, 2017 @ 20:58 | Reply

    • I forgot the theremin….. as some might say, “Wowser.”

      Comment by magpie11 — February 28, 2017 @ 12:38 | Reply

  5. The Tabla.

    Comment by rummuser — February 28, 2017 @ 15:27 | Reply

    • The tabla. Yes, Ramana, that figures. Ramana, the drummer. Taking a back seat usually behind the front man who himself is flanked by the guitar and the bass – yet the drummer providing the beat. Sweet.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 16:02 | Reply

      • Fancy a duet…. you on Tabla and me on Morsing? I have a little one from Afghanistan (pre Taliban)…… (U. morsing is south asian jaws harp)…

        Comment by magpie11 — February 28, 2017 @ 20:40 | Reply

        • You are on David. Either when I am over there next or preferably when you visit me over here.

          Comment by rummuser — March 2, 2017 @ 13:48 | Reply

  6. A guitar, because it’s so versatile, it can produce such a huge range of sounds. Also it’s portable and easy to tune, unlike a piano. But I fancied being a jazz pianist when I was a kid.

    Comment by nick — February 28, 2017 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • Jazz Pianist? How romantic, Nick. Yes, I think that’ll suit your wilder side. May I deduce that you like Jazz? Ever been to New Orleans? The Angel went last December – though he himself is a more of a blues man.

      You are right about the guitar – there is something peculiarly self sufficient about the instrument. And, as befits you (prepared for all eventualities), and as you say, it’s versatile – though dare say, and I am not a musician, there may be connoisseurs who’d argue the case for their favourite instrument.

      This train of thought transporting me to the composer I revere. Namely, Beethoven. It blows my mind to try and imagine what it must have been like (even if he hadn’t continued to do so when eventually deaf) to literally Com-Pose, bringing together, so many different instruments to make the sum greater than its parts.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 1, 2017 @ 09:59 | Reply

      • I quite liked jazz when I was young, but I went off it in favour of rock music. Today’s jazz seems very dull compared to the all-time greats.

        Comment by nick — March 2, 2017 @ 20:25 | Reply

  7. My voice, but it needs major tuning. Sigh.

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — March 1, 2017 @ 23:11 | Reply

    • My whole body is out of tune, but let’s not let that stop us from singing!

      Comment by Shoshanah — March 1, 2017 @ 23:16 | Reply

  8. I play a few but the instrument I adore is the harpsichord and I’ve played it far too rarely.


    Comment by wisewebwoman — March 3, 2017 @ 03:54 | Reply

  9. I love call to action posts. The guitar, of course. I can’t play a chord and my God do the tips of your fingers get hard. But I love the sound of it. One day I’ll get one and learn to play it. When I get time.

    Comment by Maria Perry Mohan — March 3, 2017 @ 11:18 | Reply

  10. .
    You are right about the guitar – there is something peculiarly self sufficient about the instrument.

    Comment by Programming Lang — May 15, 2017 @ 09:09 | Reply

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