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Published On: Tue, Dec 15th, 2009

Christmas Memories part 3: The Triangle and a Christmas play

Sometime around first grade we all begin our careers as guinea pigs for the elementary school Christmas concert and/or play. “Up on the Housetop” is the most vivid memory for me and my brief musical presentation with the triangle.

Yep, the triangle.

The kids and I always joke and enjoy the SNL sketch with Christopher Watkins. The “Don’t Fear the Reaper” presentation as part of a VH1 Behind the Music spoof in which Will Ferrell bangs on the cowbell.

“I got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more cowbell!”

Only fitting since my minimal musical skills were captured on the triangle. I’ve reflected that I never had an affinity for playing in a band or playing an instrument. It all started (and ended with) first grade: no drum, no horn, not even the tambourine….nope, the triangle.

I was THAT kid.

Christmas plays were tragic enough, but to be subject to the not-so-subtle discrimination of the having to play the triangle…how did I survive?

photo by Anon,  GFDL, CC-BY-SA via wikimedia commons

photo by Anon, GFDL, CC-BY-SA via wikimedia commons

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