Posted at 1:30 PM on December 4, 2007
by Jeff Horwich
I have a lot of musical instruments in my collection. Turns out I could have a similar menagerie for way less money.
I just stumbled onto the quaint little phenomenon of people who make instruments out of vegetables. Apparently, it's quite a thing. (Much like Alex Chadwick's scintillating sidewalk conversations, I'm sure I'm just a little late to the party.)
First, there's the so-called "Vegetable Orchestra:"
Who are they? Where are they from? Are people seriously giving them guff on YouTube because they're playing vegetables instead of sending them to Africa?
Then there's this Japanese guy:
Carrot Pan Flute
He's got a whole series: Radish whistle, broccoli ocarina, butterbur oboe (what's a "butterbur?").
I certainly can't eat my saxophone when I finish with a tune.
Is this stuff for real?