Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for September 29, 2023
the trombone the medieval name for this was "sackbut," from the french word "sacqueboute." this translates as "sorry-ass." i'd skip it. horn: bleat computer: ratatatatat. ratatatatatat tatatatatatat. ratatatatat chikaboom. percussion sorry, but all forms of percussion have now been replaced by the digitally sampled drum machine. the bagpipes features two settings, "off" and "really loud." the instrument of choice for aggressively melancholic loners. what more could you possibly want? boy: for my next selection, i'll play "a wee wadd o' haggis i' me craw," about a guy who chokes on some haggis.