Have I shared Shooby with you yet? I don’t think so…and considering I’m up against the wall with ideas for what on earth to write each day this month I felt it best to just put Shooby on the block for today.
You can check out this site for more information on Shooby Taylor, the Human Horn.
It tells his story which is actually rather heartbreaking…in fact, you can watch his appearance on Amateur Night at the Apollo and it is a heartbreak to watch him perform and be boo-ed offstage. It makes me want to throw things at the television audience. For now, though, I’ll leave you with this quote from the website which sums up the Shooby experience with incredible insight (even though the poster is called “Bat Guano”):
“I can’t tell you what it sounds like. But with most first-time Shooby listeners this is what happens; The eyes glaze, the mouth frowns, then around a minute into one of his songs laughter spews.” -Bat Guano
Take a moment to take a listen… believe me, it’s worth it.