25 August 2009

Playing


A reader over at Cycle Chic was asking about photos of people playing instruments while cycling, as opposed to just transporting them by bike. About the only one I have is below, of a kid playing a childrens flutey thing while his dad tapped out a beat on the handlebars.
Musical Ride
But the youtube clip above fit the bill. Dutch girl band PEP with a video 'Fietsen' wherein they ride about and play instruments.

11 comments:

Emar Tino said...

What fun! Riding without helmets, they actually crash during the video. Yet everyone is OK. Love it!

Mikael said...

'crash' is a bit of an exageration... :-) they fall off their bikes.

Anonymous said...

Riding and playing instrumants? How about these folks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ragGCgQDmY ? There are many videos of them on YouTube, and I really wish there were more bands like this. Val

Emar Tino said...

Mikael, no exageration intended - your phrase "they fall off their bikes" is probably better. Your comment makes me think that "falling off a bike" is a better phrase for most accidents. "Falling off a bike" doesn't sound nearly as dangerous as a crash or an accident. We could co-opt the cliche' "When you fall off a horse, you get right back on it." It might help counter the bicycling-is-dangerous message.

Amsterdamize said...

Why does every other post on Copenhagenize turn into a thread about helmets and danger? Just wondering. [tongue firmly planted in cheek] :)

*First rule of cycling: don't talk about helmets. Second rule of cycling: don't talk about helmets. Third rule of cycling: just ride.*

Todd said...

Here in Toronto almost all of our Critical Mass rides are accompanied by trumpet. It does quite a good job of calming crabby impatient drivers for sure.

Patrick said...

There is a cycling Fanfare in Belgium called "le Royal Guidon Hesbignon".

The best photo I've found is on this newspaper article.

http://www.lesoir.be/regions/liege/tourisme-le-beau-velo-de-2008-07-10-615048.shtml

Mark said...

Here's a whole showband playing their instruments while riding bikes.
http://hembrow.blogspot.com/2009/03/crescendo-cycling-showband-bicycle-band.html

Mark said...

Oh sorry. I overlooked Val's comment...

txell said...

hi,
the last congress that we organize in barcelona was inaugurated by this funny band: http://www.fietsorkest.nl
6 musicians playing on a bike...you can find some of their videos on youtube.

Branko Collin said...

Here's another oldie, but still a very nice spring tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TzdrHywk0c