Google for the phrase “Rodney Dangerfield of instruments” and you’ll get results for:
- accordion (of course)
- 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.