Postaday 2011: Hidden Talent – I Percuss
I don’t even know if that’s a verb.
My head is like a hollow wooden block. I can slap it and knock it and parp out any symphony you like.
I can play tunes by knocking on the top of my head with a finger or a knuckle. I can play tunes on my finger when it is in contact with my front tooth. My dad and I used to play Bach’s double violin concerto this way.
If I hold my nose, exhale loudly and trill my tongue I can make the exact noise of either a tractor or an out-board motor – dependant on how much saliva I swill into the mix.
In addition, if I bite my cheek and blow into it I can speak like Donald Duck.
I have many other equally inane/useless talents that I cannot bring myself to list. I just wonder what on earth I was trying to do when I found out I could do the things I can.