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Kneejerk Piano

Kneejerk powered piano
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There seem to have been some knee jerk reactions of late to a few of my annotations on the Bakery, so I thought, why not set these to music?... and what could be more appropriate for this purpose than a knee jerk musical Instrument?

Enter the Kneejerk Piano.

The human knee is perfectly capable of acting as a replacement for the conventional hammer/striker apparatus that acts as the interface between the keys and the strings on a piano.

There are no particular advantages to the Kneejerk Piano. I just think it would be a worthwhile spectacle to witness a serious musician playing a particularly challenging piece as an array of hammers struck at the bare knees along a line of seated figures - each blow eliciting a note as the jerking feet arced up in turn to strike against the stretched strings.

xenzag, May 28 2006


methinksnot, May 28 2006

       Usually some instant comment comes to mind, but strangely, I can't think of a thing to say.
ldischler, May 28 2006

methinksnot, May 28 2006

       this should be a drumkit.   

       we use mice in this house.
po, May 28 2006

       Could we power a mower using jerking knees?
wagster, May 28 2006

       the first person to use 'knee tremble' gets my...
po, May 28 2006

       and why DO you hate freedom, [xen]?
epicproblem, May 29 2006

       Freedom ! I'll tell you about freedom - I used to be a happy hamster, devoid of all freedom, merrily running on my wheel, but then I escaped -   

       "Lance was from some South Bronx shithole and I think the light and the space of Vietnam really put the zap on his head" - Apocalypse Now.
xenzag, May 30 2006

       This is extr-ouch!-dingggg!-inarily funny :)
phundug, May 30 2006


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