Friday, June 1, 2012

Day One Hundred and Fifty Three

I bought 4 Ford bus hubcaps at a garage sale in Bega a few years ago. I was on tour with a band, and stopped to rummage through the sale. The man who sold them to me was very earnest, saying they were genuine 1970something something... I told him I was planning on using them as percussion instruments, and I'd give him $10 for the lot. I've certainly got my moneys worth since - they're so great and have proved particularly versatile in live performance. I just played one of them today, bowing each little raised part on the underside of the hubcab. They're not made with harmonics in mind, so the clashing of tones is kind of eery. There's pomegranate from yesterday, too.

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