Other uses for musical equipment.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Okiedokie of Oz, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    The other day, I pulled over on the side of a road to help an elderly man whose 4wd had broken down. It appeared his radiator hose had split. I rang RACQ (Royal Automobile Club of Queensland) for him, flew around the corner and bought him a drink to keep him hydrated, and waited over an hour for RACQ to turn up with a new hose.

    Upon their arrival, they went to put the new part on, but found they had trouble. Lucky for me, I remembered my clarinet was in the boot, and went and grabbed the cork grease. We lubed up the hose, and it slipped on.

    Also, I know valve oil is getting at removing permanent pen from whiteboards.

    But are there any other uses for musical equipment???
  2. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    I have known cornets to be used as an instrument of torture (well, I presumed thats what they were being used as judging by the screams of the audience). :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  3. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I remember as a kid finding a good use for trombone slides :wink: :twisted:
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I believe the oboe is useful for obtaining money with menaces. ('Hand over your dosh or I'll play!'). How else do you think oboists earn a living? :) :) :wink:
  5. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    plus, oboes make good kindling for a clarinet fire.
  6. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Remember to leave room to stick some bassoons on there.
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    And banjos
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    just add the entire damn string section, dammit!!
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    And Every single windband (see banders story! :D)
  10. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    Reminds me of many years ago when I heard Reading Central SA band playing at Staines SA on a Saturday evening which featured a Bassoon soloist.

    The next day the CO's wife stood up and said how much she had enjoyed the programme the previous evening particularly the Babboon solo.
  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    He'd obviously 'gibbon' his all......
  12. dyl

    dyl Active Member


    It appears that Peter Bale has stolen your log-in! Contact tMP Site Admin immediately! ;)

  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    It's OK - I was only monkeying around :wink: :lol: :lol:
  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I wonder if that 'babboon'ist was playing 'Orang'uez mon Amour......
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    There's a fur chance that he was :!:
  16. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    What e-fur!!!!
  17. Hollso

    Hollso Member

    I chopped up an old cornet for my art coursework at GCSE :D i used the bell for an outside effect thing, and then i used tuning slides for a wind chime! they sound rather nice you know.
  18. shedophone

    shedophone Member

    Has anyone ever built a shed out of percussion instruments?
  19. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Might be a better use than playing them :roll:
  20. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Lol, nice one :lol: (no offense meant to any percussionists by the way! Just thought it was a bit of very good quick thinking! :oops: :D)

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