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The Ultimate In Stupid-The Stupid Orchestra

   Recycling is an important part of modern life.  To just throw things out of your car window to rot on the side of the road is an insult to the beauty of our landscape, don’t you think?   Old toasters, blenders, electric razors–the list is endless.  Well, you know the saying…” one man’s garbage is another man’s…..MUSIC”

blender shaver
photo by Richie Phillips

 A German compooser, Michael Petermann spent 8 years turning appliances into a functional, working orchestra.   According to a site called, it’s called the Blödes Orchester (which is German for Stupid Orchestra!):

  Blödes Orchester features classic household design appliances made between 1912 and 1975 as the players. Some notes in the symphony were played by the Braun Aromaster, a coal-fueled Miele washing machine from 1955, Braun Sixtant razors from three different decades, and Goertz’s Starmix mixers, all of which Petermann purchased at flea markets or on eBay.  

This takes awhile to get your feet tappin’, so let it run and let me know what you think.  I think this guy HAD to be a bachelor.  If he wasn’t when he started this experiment, I guarantee he is now! 

    (Actually, I was thinking–if they could teach this recycling technique to some of those people on the show Hoarders, could you imagine the music those people could make???)

    I know that this blog was totally inane and a complete waste of your valuable time–but isn’t that what the internet is for?

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