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: