Has This Guy Made the Recorder–You Know, That Flute Thing–Cool?

Chances are that over the course of your elementary schooling, you were forced to learn how to play the recorder. I was–and I found it to be a hateful, tuneless thing. However, it’s quite possible that the tuneless thing was me.

Still, unless you have fond memories of The Friendly Giant, the recorder was never, ever cool. But maybe this guy might change your mind. (Via Holy Kaw)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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