Super-Cool Ancient Music Device

A hundred or so years ago before the notion of listening to recorded music in the home became common, people had to generate their own musical entertainment.  Usually a piano or a guitar would do just fine. But some people insisted on overkill, like this 4,000 pound music machine that was 12 feet wide, 12 feet long and 5 feet thick.

Read all about this contraption at Boing Boing.

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.

One thought on “Super-Cool Ancient Music Device

  • November 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Someone should really replace that triangle with a cowbell.


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