NO doubt spurred on by news that his big sister wants to learn the violin, Sam has decided to teach himself the mouth organ.
That would be fine in itself but, as everyone knows, you can't play a mouth organ unless you're scrunching Rice Krispies into the kitchen floor at the same time.
He invented a plethora of devilishly difficult chromatic and note-bending techniques on his mouth organ
(he thought the word "harmonica" was a trifle pretentious), and played with such expression that composers everywhere began to take seriously what had previously been thought of as a joke instrument.
We are looking for guitars, small keyboards, recorders, mouth organs
, tambourines and a small set of drums.
While teenagers playing button accordions and mouth organs
can now qualify for a place on national television, those studying the euphonium are having their entries rejected.
It's time we told the men, and women, who meddle with our mouth organs
that we want better.