Saturday, December 29, 2012

Magical melodification

For Christmas I got a melodica.

What, you ask, is a melodica?  Well, it's kind of like a harmonica or an accordion, only significantly less cool.  I like the sound of it, but I'm also not exactly on the cover of <google for a cool magazine> or getting interviewed by <google for a cool TV interviewer (is there such a thing?  Is TV even still a thing?)>.

For one thing, playing the melodica makes you look like a dork.  Exhibit A:


Ok, ok, you're saying that anyone in a vest is already starting out at a disadvantage.  Point taken.

Also, he's not really "selling" it, now is he?  Maybe if there was more feeling in his performance we'd be convinced of the melodica's awesomeness.  Let's try another:


Certainly a different flavor of dork, but a dork all the same.

Maybe expression is not the key.  Both of those guys were mildly goofy looking to start out with.  We need to start out with a person who is more obviously socially acceptable.  Let's see what we can find...

Well, I think that proves it.

Even if you are a model for <google a cool clothing store for middle schoolers>, the melodica makes you mock-worthy.  Oh well. 

Here's a little recording I made on my ipod using the melodica, a guitar, a ukulele, and a bass:

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