Friday, January 28, 2011
For Friday, January 28th, 2011
People young and old love Kazoos. Kazoo Day celebrates the the joy of this musical instrument.
Alabama Vest of Macon Georgia made the first Kazoo in the 1840's. Actually, he conceived the Kazoo, and had Thaddeus Von Clegg, a German clockmaster make it to his specifications.
Commercial production of the Kazoo didn't occur until many years later in 1912. Manufacturing was first started by Emil Sorg in Western New York. Sorg joined up with Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo tool and die maker. Production moved to Eden, NY where the factory museum remains today.
Kazoos are easy to play. Simply hum a tune into the kazoo, and you're an expert. Kazoos can be played solo, or in groups. It plays a great tune both ways.
What do you do on National Kazoo day? Why, play the kazoo, of course
1 well-beaten egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup plain flour, heaping and unsifted
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
BLUEBERRY PANCAKE SYRUP: Drain half the berries; blend both cans with electric mixer until somewhat smooth. In saucepan, combine berries, syrup and salt. Bring to boil and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring gently, or until thickened.
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