Since it was found out that I play the harmonica, I have had some
of the guys at work ask me to play something as we sit eating, playing
cards and dominoes, etc. I messed up a song once, and one of our more
saracastic guys, "Cheese", asked in his trademarked tone, "What was
thaaat?" I responded with: "It's a sad song about a little family that
lives by a lake in Interlachen," which happens to be where he is from-
the guys all, even him, laughed like crazy. That to me seems to be the
neatest thing about the harmonica; it is a very expressive instrument
AND it is highly improvisational, you can make your own improvised
expressions with it and still sound like you are doing something cool.
If anyone wants to play for someone, but you haven't because you are
shy, or afraid or something- let me encourage you: GO AHEAD AND TRY,
you may make someone's day. At work, there are all kinds of
frustrations, when we make each other laugh, or entertain, or
encourage each other, it can help make the dark spots diminish.