Linux World 2008/Streets of San Francisco
Aug 08, 2008, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)
"I tried to scan the agenda, and on a fast connection it took
forever to load, what with all the dynamic content and fancy
graphics. But on my way back from the Board dinner, and across the
street from where I was staying (Hotel Nikko - full stereo in the
room, and a New York Times waiting outside the door every morning -
how civilized is that?), I was pleased to find the eminently
alfresco and evergreen music of the streets of San Francisco.
"In this case, the music was not just folk or jazz, but a trio
of guitar, drums, and didgeridoo. Yes, that didgeridoo, succinctly
introduced by the Wikipedia thusly: "a wind instrument of the
Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. It is sometimes
described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe".
Musicologists classify it as an aerophone..""