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El Sorbetofono | The Strawphone


El otro día mientras iba en la micro de vuelta a la casa, se sube un artista de estos que siempre andan. A mi me gusta escucharlos, por lo general son buenos (de repente no ¬¬). Este artista era particularmente original, sus instrumentos estaban hechos con tubos plasticos de esos que se usan en las instalaciones electricas y que no son tan dificiles de hallar en la basura. El tipo tocaba una flauta y una zampoña hecha de estos materiales sin desafinar. A pesar de los materiales de los que estaban hechos, los instrumentos sonaban bastante bien.
El sujeto que estaba sentado a mi lado parecia disfrutarlo bastante más de lo usual. Tarareaba la musica, y reia en silencio al ver los instrumentos. Fue entonces cuando el artista saco su último instrumento: El Sorbetofono. Era una especie de flauta hecha con un sorbete (¬¬ o bombilla o pajilla como quieran llamarlo). El sujeto al lado solto una carcajada solo con el nombre, y cuando el instrumento empezo a sonar mi sorpresa fue mayuscula. ¿Como podia una pajilla emitir un sonido tan claro? El sonido parecia más un raro pitido, que cualquier cosa que una flauta pudiera hacer. Debo decir que el sonido era bastante gracioso, asi que la sonrisa de mi compañero de asiento se agrando.
Finalmente llego la hora de las donaciones, y con cada donacion que el artista recibía el donante se llevaba un sorbetofono. Hubo una gran cantidad de donantes incluido yo. Pero mi compañero de asiento no dono los acostumbrados 100 pesos sino que estrecho un billete de 1000 y pidio 500 de vuelto. Para los que lo estan pensando (asi como yo tambien lo pense en su minuto), el sujeto no era deficiente mental, solo era extrañamente generoso y expresivo. No se si sentirme feliz o preocupado por el. Quizas un poco triste por mi, al ver que nunca podre ser así de despreocupado.
En cuanto al sorbetofono como tal, es un instrumento bastante dificil de tocar y solo tiene 8 notas disponibles a diferencia de la flauta. Pero para ser un instrumento hecho con una pajilla, no esta nada mal.


The other day while I was on my way home on the bus, one of these usual artists gets up. I enjoy hearing them as they are usually good (sometimes they are not ¬¬). This artist was particularly original, his instruments were made of plastic tubes, the ones you usually find in electric installations. This guy played a flute and a panflute made with these materials without putting it out of tune. Even though the materials the instruments were made, these sounded quite fine.
The guy who was sitting next to me seemed to enjoy it more than usual. He "la-la-la"'d the music, and laughed in silence when seeing the instruments. It was then when the artist took his last instrument: The Strawphone. It was some sort of flute made with a straw (¬¬). The guy next to me laughed out loud just with the name, and when this instrument started to sound my surprise was quite big. ¿How could that straw put a so clear sound? The sound was more like a weird wistle, than anything a flute could do. I have to say the sound was quite funny, so the smile of my seat partner was quite big.
Finally it was the time for donations, and with every donation the artist received, the donor received a strawphone. There was a large quantity of donors including me. But my seat partner didn't give the usual 100 pesos (20 cents) but he gave a 1000 pesos note (2 dollars) and asked for 500 pesos in change (a dollar :p). For the ones that are thinking it (as I thought it in the minute too), the guy was not a mental retarded, just was weirdly generous and expressive. I don't know if to feel happy or worried for him. Perhaps a little pity for myself, because I'll never be able to be so worryless.
About the strawphone, it is a quite hard to play instrument and only has 8 notes available, no like he flute. But for being an instrument made with a straw, is not bad at all.
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