On being yakety

Lesson One: It does not require an actual sax.

Tangential: Ray Stevens’ infamous Gitarzan “ordered Chet’s guitar course, C.O.D.,” suggesting that Chester B.’s influence reaches as least as far as the jungle.


  1. fillyjonk »

    23 September 2015 · 5:19 pm

    Challenge: Yakety Bagpipes.

    (I’d say Yackety Accordion but would not be surprised at all to find Weird Al had already done it.)

  2. CGHill »

    23 September 2015 · 5:36 pm

    It’s been done, though not by Yankovic:


  3. fillyjonk »

    23 September 2015 · 6:47 pm

    And it works remarkably well. A bit like demented merry-go-round music, but dang it, it works.

  4. backwoods conservative »

    24 September 2015 · 7:43 am

    In many circles it’s considered Gospel that Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitar player ever. I disagree. I’ll take Chet Atkins over any guitar player who ever lived. I have all or parts of 50 of his albums in my iPod.

    Chet’s sidekick for 25 years, Paul Yandell, was darn near as good as he was. He learned the finger picking style from the master.


  5. McGehee »

    24 September 2015 · 8:08 am

    Challenge still yet to be accepted, apparently.

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