Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Banjo Players Wanted; No Jokes Please

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A shortage of banjo players in Atlanta, Georgia, may have terrible consequences for an upcoming attempt to set a world record.

That’s the sad note being sounded by John Drummond who is attempting to get 500 banjo players together to strum and pick “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” at the same time.

The record attempt is set to sound off on September 13 at Turner Field in Atlanta but, so far, only 175 banjo players are confirmed.

Drummond says that players aren’t rushing to join because the lowly banjo isn’t exactly the most adored musical instrument.

He admits there are enough anti-banjo jokes to fill 100 joke books including: What’s the difference between a skunk run over on the road and a banjo player run over on the road? You actually see skid marks in front of the skunk.

With that kind of respect, he jokes, “With half the banjo population at the event, we wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to kill us all at once.”

To help the cause you can register at Banjo.com.

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