A few months ago, my friend Jennea and I were sitting around brainstorming. She was hoping to find an idea for a children's charity event, and my mind was elsewhere. I was enjoying an early dose of cool weather. I was thinking of fall.
I've got a million ideas stuffed away in this head of mine, and every now and then, when my mouth is open, one of them will make a run for it. Once it's out, there's no getting it back, which is why I keep the goofiest ideas in the back of my head, and the common sense ones get filed towards the front.
On the evening in question, a goofy idea came sailing out of my mouth, and before I could attempt any damage control, Jennea said "Oh my god! That's great!"
The idea was to build a kazoo band and play Christmas carols in Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'd sell kazoos for charity, and of course accept donations too.
What could be more fun than hearing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" played entirely by Kazoos?
Well, there's no stopping it now.
We got an amazing date for it: December 16th, from 1 to 3pm. That's a Saturday, right in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
We got an even more amazing location: The north-east quarter of Pioneer Square. Closest to Macy's.
And, quite possibly best of all, Jennea managed to build a team of great people who are putting the event together.
All proceeds will go to an excellent charity: The Kinship House.
I couldn't be more excited.
Here's where to go for more info (especially if you might want to get involved, which could be as simple as playing in the kazoo band. Is it a band, or is it a Kazoo Choir?)
...more info soon.
What a super fun idea!
OK, I have to admit that I was looking at the graphic and wondering why the girl had green lipstick on and then I realized it was her kazoo :)::::: | November 16, 2006 9:51 AM
Sarah Gillespie said:
I was in a kazoo "band" in college. It was reeaaallly fun, but it's amazing how the different members of the band interpret songs - talk about tone deaf! After about 2 songs, your entire mouth gets tingley and stays that way for a few hours. This must explain why our little band only did one gig....::::: | November 17, 2006 10:04 AM