Monday, September 8, 2008

Oddshots Monday > Tin Bass


This photo has a fair amount of oddness about it. For starters, there's the listing perspective (made possible by a flipout viewscreen). Then there's the fact that my pal made this two-stringed acoustic bass out of a trash can and some scrap lumber. And he's playing jazz on it with a fiddle bow. The rope is a strap so he can use it in a marching band setting (he came walking up my driveway thumping out the bass line from Sunshine Of Your Love). But what I really like about this image is the look on his wife's face. They've been married a long time and she loves him still, not despite his eccentricities but because of them. This would make a fine picture to post on Valentine's Day but I can't wait that long.

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15 comments:

Virginia said...

I must really be getting old and soft. Your lovely commentary brought tears to my eyes! Oh how I wish your buddy would come strolling up my driveway playing that wonderful instrument. I want to hear it too! Great photo. The friendship shines through.
PS My BW image today is dedicated to you , my monotone friend. :)

Benjamin Madison said...

You and your friend would have enjoyed a street band I always looked forward to hearing whenever I was in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They played near the ferry terminal and all their instruments were made from old car parts. The guy who played the muffler was fantastic.

Blognote said...

What a fine photo you posted here! As Virginia mentions: your friendship with them shines through and that is a precious!
Look forward to see your new photos. Greetings from Arona.

Daryl said...

Wonderful photo ... not SO odd as lovely

:-Daryl

Rambling Round said...

Quite a cool instrument! Your friend is very talented in more ways than one.

babooshka said...

The narrative really puts the scene in context. It's such a loving image but not sickly sweet. I miss street music here along with artistic get togethers. enjoy your monochromes best. You can tell it's your forte and the pleasure it gives you to take them. It shines through.

Ann said...

Love this, and I am so glad you called into my blog, and I can look at your work you have a terrific eye for a good shot, "circles in a square" is stunning, quirky and unusual, and all with a point and shoot ! fantastic, just goes to show " it aint what you got its the way that you use it" I'll put you on my favourite blogs list, coz' I will be back. :-)

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Wonderful photo!

PERBS said...

Odd but a fine invention -- I agree with his wife that he's a keeper.

Paulie

Tash said...

This is superb as a photo & as a extremely unusual subject.

Olivier said...

elle est superbe cette contrebasse de récupération, j'adore.

It is this superb bass recovery, I love.

Katney said...

Whaat fun!

Virginia said...

Pardon moi for the faux pas! I meant monochrome, not monotone! No reflection on your friend's music or your photographs I can promise. I need to drink more coffee in the morning before I start bloggin'. Yee Gads!

ken mac said...

love your perspectives

Becky said...

I absolutely love it. Nicely done, capturing so much in one shot. Have your friends seen this photo? If not, it could make a nice gift. :o)