Kurt is learning the Banjo


There are two instruments that more people need to learn how to play:

1) The Accordion
2) The Banjo

I’ve only known one accordionist, and outside of Dad D’s occasional twinging, I have never known a Banjoist. UNTIL NOW.


Here’s the thing: Learning an instrument is depressing. I’ve been playing guitar for 16 years. I literally practice an hour a day. AND I AM NOT THAT GOOD.

Just when I start to think I’m decent I watch a YouTube video of a fourteen year old kid who has figured out how to simultaneously finger-tap Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with his left hand and the Mario Theme with his right hand. YouTube is the anti-muse. It sucks the motivation from you. But you know what 14 year old kids can’t do? They can’t buy alcohol. So, Kurt? Go grab a cold one, struggle through Dueling banjos, and enjoy every minute of it.


Good luck Kurt.

One thought on “Kurt is learning the Banjo

  • 1/27/2016 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks MikeD! I’m super excited! I am totally garbage at the Banjo so far, but its loads of fun. I’ve learned my daughter loves that I play and that just keeps me going. I put her to sleep while picking my way through my masterpiece, “Boil ’em cabbage down” . Check it out! Its a super old timey song. Also apparently Steve Martin, yes that Steve Martin, is an AMAZING at Banjing (I made that up and its not a thing). I’ll see what I can do about recording a horrible track and letting you post it up here.



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