I was sitting at my dining room table loading up YouTube videos to listen to whilst painting some D&D miniatures – you know, like I do – and I saw that Linsey Pollak had a new Live & Loopy video posted. So I cued it up to enjoy some of his wonderful jazzy improv whilst painting some dire sewer rats. Each time I took a moment to glance at the screen, I was surprised by what he was playing each part on (even though I really shouldn’t have been).
And thus was born THE LINSEY POLLAK GAME! Here’s how you play:
- Cue up one of the following videos, but don’t look at the screen (cover it with paper or just look away or something).
- When you hear a new instrument being played, try to guess what Linsey is playing it on. (Vocalizations don’t count. I mean, come on.)
- Look at the video to see if you’re right.
Good luck! Try to beat my high score of 1!
It’s Easter where I come from, and that means bunnies. And bunnies mean carrots. And carrots mean I get to post a video from the brilliant Linsey Pollak, who demonstrates how to make a carrot clarinet:
And here is Linsey pairing the carrot clarinet with “Mr. Curly,” a contra bass clarinet made from narrow bore garden hose:
Happy Easter, everyone!