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Subject: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: PoppaGator
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMFLS_BIY0


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: artbrooks
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:25 PM

Clearly an amateur.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Bill D
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:27 PM

Magic! A real Nostril-damus


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, No cookies
Date: 18 May 09 - 03:47 PM

I once saw Art Theime do an odd instruments worshop that involved noseflute along with musical saw and what not. (There are pictures, I can prove this!) As I recall, the hardest part of the whole process was getting Art and Dan Kedding to sifle the hilarity long enough to not snort the flute, as it were.

Joanne in Cleveland (but once lived in DeKalb)


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: open mike
Date: 18 May 09 - 06:04 PM

well, there is not much call for a professional nose flautist these days

i swear this guy is wearing a Sierra Nevada Brewery t-shirt
this is in Chico, CA, near me.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 May 09 - 03:24 PM

Joanne, That must've been close to 30 years ago! Thanks for the mammaries...

Both the nose flute and the jews harp were invented as contraceptive devices first. Specifically, they were used as IUDs by Catherine The Great! How they were found to have musical potential is a whole other conjecture workout I'll leave to all you Mudcatters to see what you might think.

Art


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 19 May 09 - 05:33 PM

Strange as this may seem... I have several of these, some made out of tinned milk cans, some plastic ones made in Germany in the 1960's. Why? Because my grandfather made and sold them with considerable success on markets all over the Midlands, playing them along to gramophone recordings. They are still used by some shepherds to signal to their sheepdogs, and are capable of producing quite a pleasing musical sound. It has to be said, though, that Grandad's greatest business mistake was importing six thousand of the bloody things...
I haven't seen one used in anger for years.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 19 May 09 - 05:42 PM

I'm not in the US so forgive me if I'm missing the point, but this comes across as somewhat racist and insulting.

What am I not getting?

Thanks,

Ed (who does have a sense of humour)


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 May 09 - 06:29 PM

I'd agree, Ed. The Native American (Indian) shtick in the video certainly bordered on racism. Nonetheless, the guy can really play the noseflute.

Pete Seeger recorded a piece called "Tarantella" (sound sample here). I've always thought that song would sound teriffic on a nose flute.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 May 09 - 06:50 PM

Well, I can see where gynecologists might be offended my my little joke, but RACIST? Never!

Art


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 May 09 - 07:08 PM

Yeah, Art, I was trying to figure that out at first, too - then I remembered the video in the link in the first post - yeah, that one made me cringe a bit.
But your jokes are classics, even at their worst....

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: artbrooks
Date: 19 May 09 - 07:09 PM

Racist? Silly, certainly, but the guy could certainly be Indian from his appearance.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 May 09 - 07:19 PM

The New Crusty Nostrils played these quite often.

Art


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: JennieG
Date: 20 May 09 - 08:19 AM

A local program "Collectors" - yes, it's about people who collect stuff, and their collection of same - has a mystery object each week, and guess what last week's object was?

That's right.....a nose flute. And no one could guess what it was.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Elijah Browning
Date: 20 May 09 - 08:44 AM

My eight-year-old daughter has become quite good at the nose flute. However, it had an accident and is now cracked. You might think it was intentional, but it'snot (homage, A.T.). Going to see if crazy glue can repair the tradition.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 May 09 - 10:42 AM

Loathsome racist shite.

I just flagged it as racist and I hope YouTube pulls it.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 May 09 - 10:58 AM

I found it racist stereotype, too. If a person is a good musician why do they need a stupid schtick that puts down a whole nation of people?


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: The Vulgar Boatman
Date: 20 May 09 - 04:47 PM

I think I've just lost the will to live.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Bill D
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:24 PM

??? Lots of difference between 'racist' and just silly.

(Just to add, I also don't think it's 'racist' or demeaning to call the Washington football team the Redskins.)

I see plenty of stuff which is directly meant to be insulting or racist. I don't agree with extreme "PC" ideas about everything that is meant to be funny.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:30 PM

Elijah Browning,

THANKS so much for remembering my old joke fondly!!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:38 PM

That video obviously WAS directly meant to be insulting. Throwing the "PC" cliche around simply means the Bushes persuaded you to pawn your brain.

Seems like Native Americans are the US's equivalent of Gypsies in Europe - the minority that anybody can demean as much as they want in the knowledge that nobody in authority is ever going to call them to account for it. How long do you think that video would have stayed up if it ridiculed Black American culture to the same extent?

I encountered that instrument as a kid in New Zealand - it was called a shepherd's whistle, and was (probably still is) used by shepherds to call to their dogs across large fields. I never managed to make it work.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Bill D
Date: 20 May 09 - 07:47 PM

The Bushes hardly persuaded me to do anything. I am quite liberal...I am also one who thinks for himself, and I can usually separate silly & stupid from intentional insult. That video was kinda tasteless, but hardly a direct insult.

The nose flute is not connected with Native Americans.... why he went to that much trouble for a bad pun on the name escapes me, and I doubt it amuses many Indians, either....but I just don't agree.


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Subject: RE: Noseflute Virtuoso
From: Elijah Browning
Date: 21 May 09 - 08:58 AM

There are only two things which do not discriminate and which are part of all humanity. These do not discriminate by race nor gender nor age nor orientation sexual or otherwise. These things are prejudice and love. Neither discriminates. All are part of the human condition. No subset of humanity is without them. This is not a moral statement. This is a statement.

Please read the above out loud while playing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" on the noseflute.

Thank you.
E.B.


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