Saturday Video Roundup: the jury-rigged symphony

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… You know, as any musician can tell you, instruments are expensive. So what to do if you love music but are running low on cash? Silly artiste – you make yourself an instrument. Like this guy – got some empty soda bottles laying around the house? Cool – git yer Bach on!

Hey – I wonder if these guys know that “Viva Viagra!” song?

In this case, it seems like it might have been cheaper to just buy a loop program, but who are we to stand in the way of innovation?

Wondering how this instrument was made? Talk to the guys in the music department at Home Depot.

A caution, though. Just because you’ve invented an instrument, it doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily a virtuoso, mmmkay?

The bubble organ doesn’t strike me as an instrument for all occasions, but it does seem like the sort of thing that Danny Elfman needs at least one of.

And now, the Freak-o-Phone. It may not be the greatest instrument ever, but it is the most aptly named.

Finally, I have to say – this one is pretty darned cool.

Let this be a lesson to you. You can’t let poverty stand in the way of your muse. The refrigerator, the shed out back, a nearby construction site – no matter where you roam, musical instruments are all around you, if only you have the courage to stop taking your medication.

Happy Saturday, folks.

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  1. that single string guitar kicked ass! BB, Taj, Stevie Ray, and Muddy would probably love those guys. 🙂