Sunday, August 14, 2011


Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "Strum Thurmond," an Anonymous Newcomer who made the scene at 7th and Montana yesterday with a song in his heart and a bizarre musical instrument on his knee. "Look, there's a balalaika," said Joyce, "I hope he plays it." I whipped out my Spycam and zoomed-in for a closer look. It indeed looked like a balalaika, the Russian stringed instrument with a triangular body and elongated neck. "What's that?," I asked, half expecting "Strum" to break out in Lara's theme from Dr. Zhivago. "It's a fluke," he replied. "A fluke?!?," I asked. "Yes, a fluke," he confirmed. To make a long story short, a fluke is a hybrid ukulele. But if you ask me, it was no fluke that he should bring one to Our Favorite Starbucks, especially given the colorful assortment of musicians we've seen over the years. The only thing that surprised me was that it wasn't a zither ...!


Anonymous said...

He appears to look normal, hopefully his music was also.

Anonymous said...

Long, long ago, when I first heard that name, I thought it was some sort of cold-cut brand. I was almost right. ~Mary

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Interesting, I was going to guess a silent practice guitar, my friend has one.