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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..""

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