Friday, February 01, 2008

Shake, Rattle & Roll

As you do, we were discussing last night the possibility of forming a kind of skiffle band using medical add-ons to a failing body as musical instruments.

So a percussionist could be playing the false teeth.

A piper could be playing the colostomy bagpipes.

Hearing aids could be used as amplifiers.

A tracheostomy tube could be used as a kind of vocoder.

An amplified (via hearing aid) pacemaker would provide the backing rhythm.

Hooked hands could scratch records.

Any other ideas on this quiet Friday?


  1. Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) on Zimmer frames.

  2. Ooh, I feel a Bonzo Dog Doo Dah intro stylee thing coming on...

  3. JifDump's arse as a trumpet?

  4. Legs (Larry) Smith on Surgical Truss.....

  5. MJ - It couldn't be worse than his singing nowadays.

    Arabella - Or a version of Tubular Bells with the Viv Stanshall vocals.

    Istvanski - Has he got a surgical arse?

    Murph - The truss gives a good twang.

  6. Pacemaker = metronome or drum machine with hearing aid amplifier.

  7. That's what I attempted to say!

  8. Sorry Geoff - you did and I was in too much of a hurry!

    I'm a bit squeamish about medical thingies - so all I can suggest now are some NHS earplugs.

  9. Just shows you, Kaz, great minds think alike.

    I think the earplugs would be handy or we'll all end up like Pete Townsend.