Monday, June 28, 2010

In Spite of Will Rogers

There is an old joke that Will Rogers is quoted as having said:

I have great respect for a man who can play a saxophone

and doesn't.
I thought of that this morning when posted that on this date in 1846 - a mere 164 years ago - Adolphe Sax emerged from his workshop with a new musical instrument- the saxophone.

It took many years for the sax to find any amount of honor. Personally, I'm still looking for it.

(To my sax playing friends and colleagues: Just a joke. At least it's not a banjo.)

And for added humor:
What do a saxophone and a baseball have in common?

People cheer when you hit them with a bat.

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