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The Can

I bought a can. On eBay. I’m waiting for it to make its way across the border so my postman can deliver it to 27th St. It looks like this….

It’s a beauty, isn’t it? Sulfur that flows. I like the slogan – It eases the pull. Now I know you’re thinking, what on earth is he going to do with a Sulflo can? Good question. I’m blaming my brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis for this. He pointed me some videos by  a fellow down in Maine named Richard Peek, known on YouTube as rpeek.

It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? Yes, it’s a gas can banjo. Here’s another of Mr. rpeek’s creations…

When I saw he was playing with a slide I was hooked. Slide canjo. Damn. Even worse, rpeek has videos on the YouTube machine explaining step by step how to make one of these puppies. Now I have to make me one. So I watched for a nice looking can and I watched for an old 5-string banjo neck, and now I’m waiting for them both to find me here on 27th Street.

I’ve never played a banjo of any sort in my life. I can squeeze out a few of the easy tunes on the button accordion, that’s it. I’m afraid of the banjo. But now I’m committed. I unleashed my PayPal account on the can and on the neck and I just know it’s going to be a beauty. Now I’m going to have to learn what all the bum-ditty is about. That is, assuming I can assemble the beast properly.

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