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October 31st, 2009
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Flying saucer





I was feeling melancholy today, contemplating the way I seem to be getting older and going nowhere fast, when on Cuba St I met a man making music with a flying saucer.

Life seemed a whole lot better after that.

The instrument is called a hang drum, and makes a sound somewhere between a Jamaican steel drum (which it is related to) and a gamelan.

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From:ayoub
Date:October 31st, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
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That is a lovely picture!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 1st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
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Thanks.
From:siliconshaman
Date:October 31st, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
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hang drums might be only just a little bit more common than flying saucers too, given that they were made by only one company and then only by request...

but they do have a beautiful sound and that is great shot, clearly showing the musicians love of playing!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 1st, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
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According to Wikipedia the makers seem to go out of their way to avoid selling the things.
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From:amphigori
Date:November 1st, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
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Urgh, both your post and the expression in his face really touched a chord in me. Got a bit teary eyed!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:November 1st, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
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Awww. Hug?
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