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Mental Health Break: “It ain’t a free country if a man can’t blow what he pleases…”

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  • PA Cat October 4, 2020, 9:59 PM

    Brass band creativity, Italian version: The Bersaglieri (highly mobile infantry sharpshooters who originated in nineteenth-century Italy) “are well-known for their extraordinary performances in parades and military tattoos, always running instead of marching, with hundreds of black capercaillie [wood grouse] feathers flowing from their wide-brimmed black hats.”
    Here is a Bersaglieri band with their distinctive feathered black hats; they break into an open run at 1:50:

    From the comments: “The tuba player is probably thinking with each step, ‘should…have…picked…a…lighter…horn…….'”

  • gwbnyc October 5, 2020, 6:31 AM
  • Sam L. October 5, 2020, 9:10 AM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-MAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-ING!!!!! (Not to mention, re-MARK-a-bulll!)

  • Missy October 5, 2020, 9:36 AM

    Went to many a military tattoo (whilst a military academy mommy) and shrieked with laughter here. Just splendid stuff.