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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by Caelestia, May 22, 2004.

  1. Caelestia

    Caelestia rawr

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    I wanted to start this thread on Friday but I was at work (surprisingly doing some *gasp* work). Rusty contributed with some questions. If you have any, go ahead and add them on.

    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    2) How long have you played it/them?
    3) How long since you last played?
    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    10) Have you performed in public?
    11) Did you get any money from that?
    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
     
  2. YaYo

    YaYo whendaydescends.com

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    ooooh instrument thread... i must answer!

    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Guitar, and a touch of piano though that's not really worth mentioning. I've hit some drums in a joke band before, and played bass on some of my recordings.
    2) How long have you played it/them?
    Guitar for uhhh.. 13 years? and we'll ignore the rest.
    3) How long since you last played?
    5 minutes i'd say..
    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    I was young and i wanted to be the next Motley Crue or Poison :)
    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    Depends.. practising as in scales and such? hardly any unless i want to overcome a specific weakness. But playing.. well, an hour or so a day.. not so much these days it seems
    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    Well i'm not overly careful with them, dropped my main guitar about 2 metres once.. and it's scratched and bruised.. oh well
    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope..
    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Sure.. though i'd be hesitant to lend out my Jem, but anyone can play it if they happen to be near.
    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    There's a sticker on my guitar that says 'Maybe'. And i've added my own personal scratches and bumps :/ I made my own guitar too.. but it's too heavy to be used.. so uhh yeh
    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yep, used to do lots of 'lunchtime concerts' back when i was at school, that was basically in a cover band that played mostly metallica and similar. And my ex-band Unthroned performed two gigs last year, which were both great fun :) Makes me disappointed we split. But yeh, maybe 200+ people at those gigs, not huge, but everyone was attentive.
    11) Did you get any money from that?
    Yeh, maybe $30 or something, cost more to get to the first gig, was a 3 hour drive away
    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    At playing? i'm not as fast or co-ordinated as i should be, but i think i have a nice feel and style and rarely struggle with anything that i want to play. I'm no god though. At writing i wouldnt want to be anyone else. At organising and achieving.. i suck
    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    Apparently not.. but in many ways it helped me get some friends and not be considered a complete loser i guess.. hmm
    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    Nope..
    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    What significant other?
    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Guitar :) Since it's like an extension of myself, takes no thought to play, so music comes straight out. Other instruments take effort because i'm not good at them.
    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Guitar is great, piano can be wonderous though limited, saxophone can almost speak.. but yes, guitar.
    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Saxophone sometimes.. Drums so that i could record my own drums!! and i wish i could sing, because.. agerauhigadfgiusdhfguiuherghiGRGRRRRRRRRRRRR
    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    I already have surpassed what my aims were in terms of skill with playing and writing. Now my aims turn to actually doing something with it.. at which point i seem to meet quite a few walls.
    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    Some people have said piano because my fingers are long and thin. Many used to say i dont look like a guitarist either.. or at least i dont look like i should be any good
     
  3. YaYo

    YaYo whendaydescends.com

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    21) How many instruments do you own
    5.5 guitars :). In this house there are 6.5 guitars, 1 bass, 1 piano and 1 keyboard
     
  4. Arch

    Arch ‫‬**‪‫‬**҉‫‬**‪‫‬**҉ ‫‬*

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Electric guitar, bass guitar, my organ

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    Have them for 5 years or so. Playing them for 3 years.

    3) How long since you last played?
    Off and on. 4 months ago.

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    I wanted to learn more skills.

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    0.

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    I've done some damage to the pickguard with a soft guitar pick.

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    No.

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Yeah.

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    No.

    10) Have you performed in public?
    No.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    No. (I wish)

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Atrocious.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    H4r.

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    No. I heard that Jimi Hendrix played and slept with it. Look how great he is. Maybe I should do the same.

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    What s.o.?

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    My organ.

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Saxa-mo-phone.

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Bagpipe, good excuse to wear a kilt.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    Yes, I swore to myself to do so.

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    Piano. It's an Azn thang.
     
  5. Caelestia

    Caelestia rawr

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    :lol:

    so true.



    :erk:
     
  6. Neurotica

    Neurotica sitting in a tin can

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Drums

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    3 years.

    3) How long since you last played?
    Less than a day

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    I guess I just always thought I would be good at it, I always had good coordination and stuff.

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    about 30-45 minutes every day

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    no, except for breaking sticks while playing if they are very worn out.

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    No.

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Usually not

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    I added new heads once, and got a new snare stand.

    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yes, but it wasn't a gig, just a recital with a bunch of other students.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    No.

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    I think I'm pretty good, but I still have a long way to go.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    No.

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    No.

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    No, because I don't have a significant other.

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Drums

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Bass, piano, guitar and drums

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Bass, I don't know i just like the sound of it.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    Yes.

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    Either guitar, bass or drums.

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    1 drum set.
     
  7. Hopkins-WitchfinderGeneral

    Hopkins-WitchfinderGeneral we are children of god

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    I own 4 guitars and two marshall amps / a didgeredoo / a microphone and various other bits of stuff i use to make noise with.

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  8. Caelestia

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Piano and the teensiest bit of guitar. I try to sing.

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    Started piano when I was 5 or 6 (hey, it's "an Azn thing").

    3) How long since you last played?
    Last week.

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    Azn thing but I loved it till I got sick of all the exams.

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    Hah, not at all anymore.

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    Before my exams, I'd sometimes panic and kick my poor defenceless piano or stomp on its pedals. How mature.

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope.

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Sure, if they want.

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    Heh, I lined the top with little figurines that I painted.

    10) Have you performed in public?
    A few recitals.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    No :mad:

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Was pretty good, but I lost interest and barely play anymore.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    No.

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    :tickled: Well, I've napped on it.

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    I don't have one.

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Er, piano.

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Piano and violins.

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Violin, erhu, harp. They sound so beautiful.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    I hope to learn the violin at least.

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    Violin, harp, clarinet, keyboards.

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    A beautiful piano, a triangle, castanets, a recorder, a guitar somewhere, miscellaneous bits o' crap.
     
  9. Rusty

    Rusty A-HAHAHA!

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    1. What instrument(s) do you play?
    Guitar and... recorder.

    2. How long have you played it/them?
    Guitar for 7 years; recorder since I was about 6, but it's not like I play anymore. ;)

    3. How long since you last played?
    Guitar, about an hour or two. Recorder, about 3 hours ago when I first saw this thread and got nostalgic.

    4. Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    Guitar, I wanted to be the next Kirk Hammett. I was forced into learning the recorder.

    5. How much time do you spend practising?
    A couple of hours of guitar-playing every day, overall, roughly.

    6. Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    A couple of times I've hit the head of my guitar against a wall or cupboard or something, accidentally.

    7. Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope, although maybe Santtu will mention again about me naming my guitar after her. But she'll have to be persuasive. :p

    8. Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    My brothers sometimes play on my guitar, but that's it.

    9. Have you personalised them in any way?
    Once upon a time I was thinking about painting a design on my guitar, so I painted a thin line on the back to see if the paint would stay on it well enough. It did, but I lost interest. The line is still there.

    10. Have you performed in public?
    Sort of. I played guitar in a little concert at school when I was 14, just backing someone on violin. A few performances in infants school with my recorder as well.

    11. Did you get any money from that?
    Hah. No.

    12. How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Recorder, pretty bad since I've not played properly for years. But I did manage to produce a listenable version of Greensleeves this afternoon. For guitar, I'm not that good either. I can hardly ever play anything without numerous mistakes, and my soloing ability is virtually non-existant.

    13. Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    Heh.

    14. Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    No.

    15. Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    I barely have any others at all, never mind a significant one.

    16. Favourite instrument to play?
    Guitar.

    17. Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Guitar or piano.

    18. What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Piano, and I don't know why really. I suppose I wouldn't mind being able to read sheet music, and I like the sound of pianos as well.

    19. Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    No, I'm too lazy and I've come to the conclusion that my fingers are crap, so there'd be no point.

    20. What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    I've never asked anyone really, and people are often surprised when they find out I can play the guitar. So probably none.

    21. How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    A Yamaha Pacifica guitar, which is really manky, and a *checks* uh, an Aulos (I think) recorder. Why I've kept it is beyond me.
     
  10. Human Desert

    Human Desert Pirun Morsian

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Guitar and piano.

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    Well, i took piano lessons for 6 years, but stopped taking them 6 years ago, so that would be 12 years. And i took guitar lessons for a while, but then stopped, and that would be about..1,5 years.

    3) How long since you last played?
    A few hours.

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    Well, we had a keyboard when i was tiny, and i learned to play some songs on my own, so then i started taking lessons and we bought a piano. Guitar i wanted to play because i knew some great guitarists and looked up to them and it seemed like an awesome instrument to play. I hesitated that quite a bit but then a friend of mine made me do it :cool:

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    Well, not really practising, but playing..hmm..usually 30 mins - a couple of hours a day.

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    Errr, no.

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope.

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Mom plays the piano, which is torture. But no, i don't like anyone else even touching my guitar.

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    Nah. I should though, i'm usually obsessed with stuff like that.

    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yes.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    Yes.

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Well, i've definitely got skills, i'm more talented than i think i am, i could do anything i wanted but i'm just too damn lazy.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    HAH!

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    Well i've slept in the same bed with my guitar :dopey:

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    No.

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Piano i guess, because it's easiest. Though i also love playing guitar and drums.

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Guitar.

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Drums, because i've always loved the idea and thought it would be awesome, and i do love playing drums.
    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    I always would have if i'd been given a chance to, but i never did :/

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    None, probably. How would i know?

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    Piano and guitar.
     
  11. hyena

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    1. What instrument(s) do you play?
    Bass, and a tiny bit of guitar

    2. How long have you played it/them?
    Very sporadically, for about 3 years

    3. How long since you last played?
    One month ago

    4. Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    My friends were in a band

    5. How much time do you spend practising?
    Next to nothing, that's why i suck so bad

    6. Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    No I don't. If you don't count plastering manowar stickers over them, that is.

    7. Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope

    8. Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    I play left-handed so people normally can't.

    9. Have you personalised them in any way?
    Manowar thingie, that's all.

    10. Have you performed in public?
    Not really. If you don't count rehearsals in front of rahvin and some friends.

    11. Did you get any money from that?
    Maybe a few beers.

    12. How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    I'm total shit.

    13. Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    Normally it gives an extra conversation line.

    14. Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    No.

    15. Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    My ex loved them.

    16. Favourite instrument to play?
    Bass.

    17. Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Same.

    18. What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    I tried my hand at the drums a long time ago. I love the idea that they give the rhythm to the song. I'd love to be a good drummer.

    19. Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    No, I'm lazy.

    20. What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    People say I look either like a bassist or a drummer.

    21. How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    I've got a black classic left-handed strat and a Yamaha XG 500 left-handed bass.
     
  12. ouagadougou

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play? violin, guitar, piano

    2) How long have you played it/them? violin for 11 years, piano for 13 years, guitar for 5 years

    3) How long since you last played? violin: a couple of hours, piano: a couple of hours, guitar: one day

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them? they rule

    5) How much time do you spend practising? not enough

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)? guitar yes, others no

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)? no

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)? yes, all the time

    9) Have you personalised them in any way? not really

    10) Have you performed in public? violin: yes, several times. today i played for 50 people or so. piano and guitar: only at school

    11) Did you get any money from that? yes, today i did. usually i don't.

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are? violin: pretty good. piano: not good enough. guitar: not good enough

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates? haha actually yea, kinda

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)? nope

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)? i don't know, must ask him

    16) Favourite instrument to play? violin

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to? percussions

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why? percussions, cause they rule. and cello, cause it rules.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn? i doubt it.

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)? i don't know

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they? 3 violins, 3 tiny guitars, 2 acoustic guitars, 1 weird instrument whose name i don't know. we also have a piano.
     
  13. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Quicksilver

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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    A little guitar, and I used to play the clarinet. And a very, very, very little piano

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    Guitar: about a year and a half. Clarinet: I played for 3 years. And I haven't really played the piano that much... I played for a year maybe.

    3) How long since you last played?
    Guitar: a few hours ago. Clarinet: 6-7 years ago :p Piano: ages and again ages ago

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    I've always wanted to play the guitar, since I was 7 years old or maybe even earlier, because it rules :D, but when we were all going to start playing an instrument in 4th grade, I chose guitar but everybody thought I should choose the clarinet instead because my friend wanted to play it and for her to be able to do so they needed someone else who wanted to play as well. So, stupid as I was, I threw away my dream - and that for a stupid bitch who never deserved my kindness anyway. Oh, and I always wanted to play "Für Elise" on piano. I obviously still can't :bah:

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    When I get round to it, about 15-30 minutes a day... often several 15 minute sessions a day, but weeks can pass without me playing at all.

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    Yes of course, by attempting to play them, you should hear them cry :erk:

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    No

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Yes, why wouldn't I?

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    No

    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yes, when I played the clarinet I did.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    No :bah:

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    I was pretty damn good with the clarinet, it's a shame I stopped playing, really... Piano, I never got beyond the simplest beginner stuff. Guitar - average, bordering on terrible, although I improve little by little.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    err, no

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    Again, no

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    No, he loves them, once he gets his hands on the guitar or the piano it's difficult tearing him away from them :D

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Guitar

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Again, guitar. And piano, violin... everything that sounds good.

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    I'd like to be really really good at guitar and piano. But I'd love to play the violin, bass, drums, or any kind of strange medieval instrument.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    No, unfortunately not

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    The tambourine. Oh yes. Kumbaya, my lord

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    One keyboard, one acoustic guitar, one electric.
     
  14. Malaclypse

    Malaclypse Active Member

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    *1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    I could line up every single of them, but let's just call all that stuff a drumkit :)

    2) How long have you played it/them?
    About 8 years.

    3) How long since you last played?
    Last week.

    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    Guitar was what everybody did back then.

    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    Almost no time for practice any more, sadly.

    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    As a matter of fact, yes.

    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    No.

    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Very rarely. I had quite a few things broken (by others as well) already, and it's fucking expensive.

    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    I have a few stickers on my Bassdrum.

    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yes, maybe in a total of ten times ever. That is, if you don't include occassional visitors during a rehearsal.

    11) Did you get any money from that?
    Yes we got a little money for a few gigs.

    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Having played since 8 years, i really could be much better than i am. Still, it's not too bad, but there are still many areas which need more training.

    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    I think i never got one yet from mentioning it, but it could help. Musicians are said to be creative and stuff...

    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    Yes i slept in the rehearsal room a couple of times.

    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    I have none.

    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Well, drums.

    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Well, drums.

    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    I really would like to play the piano, simply because i could much more easily write my own music. I would have an idea about notes which i lack, i would have a more theoretical background, and i could do a lot of stuff with the computer. For drums you always need a couple of mates to jam with; with a piano, you could do it all singlehandedly.

    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    No, if it were so, my timing would be better, my double bass drum much more faster than it is now. Usually i don't do the required stuff, i rather play along some good music.

    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    I'm often taken for the guitarist, since i'm rather skinny for a drummer.

    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?[/QUOTE] I have a complete drumset (basically a Tama Rockstar), and parts of an older one. Then i have a small Bongo which i rarely use, and also a guitar which i can't play at all and will probably never learn.
     
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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?
    Drums
    2) How long have you played it/them?
    6 years
    3) How long since you last played?
    Couple of months :(
    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?
    Because when I was 10 I thought they were the coolest thing evar :D
    5) How much time do you spend practising?
    Nowhere near enough
    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?
    Never.
    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?
    Nope
    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?
    Yep, if they want to.
    9) Have you personalised them in any way?
    Not at all :)
    10) Have you performed in public?
    Yes, quite a few times, but only in school.
    11) Did you get any money from that?
    Nope.
    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?
    Pretty good :D
    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?
    bwahaha. I wish. Who do you think I am, Eirik?
    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?
    :erk: No, bit too big methinks :p
    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?
    I'd tell you if I had one.
    16) Favourite instrument to play?
    Drums of course! :p
    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?
    Piano, definitely.
    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?
    Guitar, because it gets you girls.
    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?
    Possibly.
    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?
    I have no idea :p
    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?
    A crappy cheap acoustic guitar and my drums.






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    1) What instrument(s) do you play?

    the kazoo


    2) How long have you played it/them?

    once i played it until it exploded in a thousand shards of blue clay, supposing it's made of clay


    3) How long since you last played?

    i just finished a particularly satisfying 3hr session that left both me and my kazoo exhausted but amazed at our mutual compatibility


    4) Why did you want to learn to play it/them?

    because the kazoo is the supreme musical instrument, the forge of titans and the minstrel of princes, conqueror of thrones and oblong tool of doom able to shatter the foundations of the earth through its melodious sounds


    5) How much time do you spend practising?

    each night, until the break of dawn, i sit on a lounge chair on my balcony staring at the dark sky and connecting empathically to the sufferings of man. i incidentally play my kazoo as well


    6) Do you abuse your instrument(s)?

    sometimes i forget myself and treat it roughly, but after a few minutes i run back to it, apologize, cook its favourite meal (goose liver) and hold it in my arms feeling there is no way we could ever be apart


    7) Does/do it/they have name(s)?

    archibald. if it likes you, my kazoo will answer to "chibby" as well


    8) Do you let anyone else play your instrument(s)?

    it seems not many are up to the task of treating it properly. whenever i suggest to a guest i could make them see, and touch, and maybe even play with my kazoo, they appear somewhat troubled by the notion, and either flee the scene in panic or refuse politely before starting to sob


    9) Have you personalised them in any way?

    my kazoo has a sticker saying "shake me all night long" on the side


    10) Have you performed in public?

    i'd like to try but chibby is much too shy


    11) Did you get any money from that?

    --


    12) How good or bad do you reckon you are?

    people who have heard tapes of me playing my kazoo have all claimed i suck, and since this is exactly what you need to do with a kazoo, i'm sure i'm quite good at sucking


    13) Does knowing how to play said instrument(s) help get you dates?

    dates are a little too small, but i can catch a peach or a pineapple if i throw my kazoo hard and fast enough


    14) Have you ever slept with your instrument(s)?

    this is a rather personal question me and chibby are not prepared to answer yet


    15) Does your significant other get jealous of your instrument(s)?

    oh, i'm pretty sure she is right now


    16) Favourite instrument to play?

    did i tell you about my kazoo?


    17) Favourite instrument to listen to?

    someone else's blue kazoo


    18) What instrument(s) do you wish you played? Why?

    i wish i could play more kazoos at the same time, but i think i would need to learn to breathe through my ears first


    19) Do you think you'll actually get around to learning what you want to learn?

    i'm about halfway through learning how to play dream theater's "pull me under" on my kazoo, which means in another ten years i might even have it down perfect


    20) What instrument(s) do you LOOK like you play (what people think)?

    everyone easily recognizes me as a professional kazoo player. i'm sometimes stopped in the streets by total strangers who ask me about my kazoo or compliment me over my beautiful instrument


    21) How many instruments do you own and what are they?

    i bought another kazoo once, but chibby hated it and we had to bring it back to the original owner, a vet from arkansas
     
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    Rahvin: that was hilarious, but you don't suck a Kazoo, silly.
     
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    i'd rather not think i might blow it. :erk:
     
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    you don't blow it either. =) you just hum down it.





    I have a kazoo which I love very much.
     
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    kazoo envy is rising high.
     

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