Mental Floss has an awesome post on 5 peculiar instruments from around the world which include two of my favourite instruments from 'my own lands': the bonang from Java, Indonesia and the Didgeridoo from Down Under. To listen, click here, it is truly inspiring.
When I have my little soirée on Friday night to celebrate (or mourn) the last day of my roaring 20's, I will be subjecting my guests to an all-Australian playlist, including music from the young fellow above. I'm a sucker for a bit of didge in a song and Xavier knows how to play that thing like I've never seen before.
And there is an incredible and extensive Didgeridoo gallery here in Amsterdam that sells the most beautiful didges, and if you ask nicely the gallery manager will serenade you with a sampling (click here for proof!) I will be heading in there this week to get my fix of didge as part of my celebration week. And I hope I am lucky enough to be greeted by the incredible Lies Beijerinck, Dutch Didge chick extraordinaire, her perfomance is mesmerizing.
So get your jivin' shoes on and let's rock this blogosphere!