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Also Vying for the Title of "The Rodney Dangerfield of Instruments"

Google for the phrase “Rodney Dangerfield of instruments” and you’ll get results for:

  • accordion (of course)
  • harmonica
  • banjo
  • viola
  • trombone
  • double bass
  • and the ukelele

This one goes out to Mark Frauenfelder, founder of Boing Boing  and uke player — Today’s edition of the National Post covers the poor ukelele, an instrument whose reputation was nearly destroyed without hope for rehabilitation by Tiny Tim. Even the combined forces of Urkel, Weird Al and Myron Floren didn’t do as much “de-cooling” to my beloved accordion.

4 replies on “Also Vying for the Title of "The Rodney Dangerfield of Instruments"”

I have a serious question that may not seem serious.

My son, who turns 5 in December, would like an accordian for Christmas. I’ve located one that kid-sized.

Where does one get accordian lessons for a 5 year old? I don’t even know where to start!

Ice Queen

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