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September 21, 2014

Now that's gonna leave a mark....

SIR, — Though I have not come across ‘guitar nipple’ as reported by Dr. P. Curtis (27 April, p. 226), I did once come across a case of ‘cello scrotum’ caused by irritation from the body of the cello. The patient in question was a professional musician and played in rehearsal, practice, or concert for several hours each day. — I am, etc., J.M. Murphy Occupational Hazards – Futility Closet

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I'd recommend a female head placed twixt the cello body and his genitalia to soothe and relax him during practice. During performances, he on his own.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2014 7:36 AM

My uncle's name was Louie Lozko, we all called him "Letsgo Lozko". He raised bantam chickens.
He claimed that the accordion was God's gift to musicians.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2014 7:27 PM

Mama's got a squeeze box she wears on her chest

And when daddy comes home he never gets no rest

'Cause she's playing all night and the music's all right

Mama's got a squeeze box daddy never sleeps at night

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 21, 2014 7:45 PM

‘cello scrotum’
THERE'S a cautionary tale for those of you with a "smart" phone on vibrate in your front pockets, set to go off at every email/"news"/chat room notification!

I agree with Chas on accordion, but when can we expect musicians bravely exploring new frontiers in accordion/bagpipe/theremin/ocarina combos?

Posted by: CaptDMO [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 22, 2014 7:57 AM

Capt, you're on to something. Here's this band, we'll call 'em "Cello Scrotum" and it consists of accordion/bagpipe/Theremin/ocarina musicians.
Book them in all the trendy artsy-fartsy clubs in Colorado and Wash State where the herb makes toilet flushing sound like twelve bar blues. You heard it first from me here:


Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 1:17 AM

The only smart musician is the pianist; all they have to carry is sheet music.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 23, 2014 6:49 AM

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