Tuba or not tuba

I just received an e-mail from my friend Peter (who has no web presence of any sort, so I can't even link to him, the bastard):

From: Peter
To: eeka
Date: Feb 8, 2006 1:35 PM
Subject: bald guy

The last two mornings, there has been a bald guy playing the tuba at the Park Street T!

My camera and I may have to take a detour tomorrow morning.

OK, so, what do you get if you cut a tuba in half? A oneba.
What do you use to fix a broken tuba? A tuba glue.
What's a tuba for? One-and-a-half by three-and-a-half unless you ask for it full cut.

I'm stopping now. I promise.


christine said...

oh yes -- you totally have to get a picture of this guy. it is a requirement.

your mission, should you choose to accept...

Anonymous said...

Around here, isn't a tuba more like a potato?

LaDivina said...

Oops...that last one was me. :)

eeka said...


molly said...

What's the definition of perfect pitch?

Throwing a tuba in the dumpster without hitting the rim.

Gray said...

I will have to take the green line instead of the orange line next week and check him out.

Sometimes in the morning a sax player and bassist play at North Station. They are pretty good and sound like they are really having a good time.

Gray said...

I play baroque flutes and recorders.

I am constantly asked why I don't just get them fixed.

eeka said...

UGH, Gray!

OK OK, I probably asked for that by posting bad music jokes. ;o)

Marley Gibson said...

Oh yeah...I can confirm the bald tuba player. And what the problem is...he's not that good. He hits a lot of wrong notes and it's just...bad. He playes things like "New York, New York" and "Raindrops on Roses" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and songs that you CANNOT get out of your head for the rest of the day.

It's kind of...sad.

Tom said...

The tuba player is named Bill Mehan, and if he's not playing in the early morning, he's actually pretty good. He also does amateur theater and I've conducted him on stage.