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June 22, 2009

Blog Guy, my friend and I are two young women who have a musical duo. We play violin and tuba.

Interesting, I’m betting there isn’t much competition in that niche market.

No, indeed. If you want a violin and tuba duo, you pretty much have to come to us.

Here’s our problem. When we show up to play a gig we like to be treated like guests until it’s time for our show, but we stick out like a sore thumb with our instrument cases. Suggestions?

Yeah, I know a hairdresser who can help hide your horn and violin until it’s time to perform. Nobody will even guess what you do.

That’s fantastic! Of course, the duo may not last much longer anyway. My partner dreams of living in the Caribbean. She wants to take her tuba to Aruba.

Don’t tell me she likes to scuba!

Okay.

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Models present creations during a hair show in Budapest June 20, 2009. REUTERS/ Karoly Arvai

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Comments

Thank goodness they put musical notes on their hairdos to let the audience know they were representative of musical instruments.
Otherwise they would have looked ridiulous.

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive
 

Aruba!??! What tubist would consider Aruba over CUBA?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ds8b8aBE bE&feature=related

Posted by Maria Jette | Report as abusive
 

Yeah Maria, that was the last card I had, and I held it back in case somebody else want to play it… Good work.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Maria, what are you doing? I was just about to roll my eyes when you had to go and break down the rest of my defenses!

 

Hey, Blog Guy, that is not a tuba case she is wearing but one for something like a French horn; but we’ll give you poetic (i.e., doggerel) license because we do love the sound of a tuba in cooba in the morning.

Posted by Dale | Report as abusive
 

I know, Dale, but a tuba on the head is lots funnier than a french horn on the head. And, as you point out, there’s the tuba/Cuba/Scuba/Aruba thing going on…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Are those real peoples???

Posted by Agast | Report as abusive
 

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Lawrence Welk. But the Tuba down in Cuba is hysterical!

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive
 

That model has a lovely F A C E.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

Is it just me or does anyone else hear the music of Deuling Banjos?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

She was always outgoing but I never realized just how horney Cori could be.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

If it’s natural, those have to be two of the ugliest cases of hair piece I’ve ever seen.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

JBP (just been played) hair.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

The Folicles are Alive!
With the Sound of Music!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

I hope my sister doesn’t get that idea. She plays a grand piano.

Posted by some guy named Tim | Report as abusive
 

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