Tuesday, January 15, 2008



*wiped out*
Went with niece to see 5 Browns in concert. The Dallas-area gig tonight was sold out, so we went to the performance in Tyler (90 miles east of Dallas) Monday night instead. Anyway, their encore was Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee. Good stuff. Fun show.

Half the audience sniffled and coughed their way through. One man a few rows behind me had the oddest throat-clearing habit I've heard, and about the 40th time, I started having to suppress giggles. He would do this throat-grindy sound then phonate (produce a voice-like sound by moving air through the vocal folds) and he sounded like he was attempting to dead-lift 500 pounds. FUN-NEE.
Okay. I'm mature.

here's a little nugget you might enjoy: as I was leaving my sister's house Monday afternoon, she informed me that though she won't have anymore children, she wishes she could have another son so she could name him "Wadsworth." She thought that was incredibly clever for some reason. Yeah, I'm mature, and she's classy. We're just like that. Try not to be jealous. Don't be hatin'.

12 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Impressive! The video, that is.

I'd have turned around and given Mr. Frog-in-Throat the Ultimate Glare of Death. I'm sick of all the sickies everywhere, I wish they'd just stay far away from me. My hand sanitizer is put to frequent and proper use.

Wonder what Sis's hubby would have to say to "Wadsworth". Somehow, I don't think he'd find it as amusing! BTW, does she pronounce it "Wahds-worth" like "father" or "Wads-worth" like "bath"? Inquiring mind(s) want(s) to know...

DBA Dude said...

Your sister wants to name a son after a brewery? You lassies are beyond eccentric and way out the other side :)

Anonymous said...

not clever, just mean. A

lainy said...

Love the video.

I would have laughed out loud and had a good old time. That's just me, oh well. I do love a good time;)

Love your sisters sense of humor, or was she serious?

DirtCrashr said...

Just don't let anybody shoot the kid, he can never play basketball or pool...

Buck said...

Wow. Thanks for the vid, Phlegmmy. Once again, someone I'd never heard of. The concept (five pianos on the same stage) is just wild as the music is good.

Buck said...

Afterthought: Do you know if the 5 Browns tour with their own pianos, or do they rent in the local area?

Just curious... coz I would think tuning and such would be a major PITA after unloading out of the back of a semi... not to mention you'd need some big-assed roadies on the payroll.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's a great video! And those Browns are all mere babies!

I think you should do an audio post, reproducing froggy throat's vocalizations.

Christina LMT said...

Buck that's too funny! My train of thought was similar, only I was thinking, "Why didn't the parents have them learn portable instruments?!"

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~Fathairybastard~ said...

Oh hell. One of my fondest fantasies is being able to reach back in time and slap the shit out of my dad for standing by and letting my mom give me the name Lavern. Jeffrey Lavern Wilson. I mean, what the hell is a dad for?

Claudia in Toronto said...

Really enjoyed this video, and going to YouTube for more. Thanks!