NATIONAL KAZOO DAY - Jan 28, 2009!
Barbara's appearance on Channel 13 celebrating National Kazoo Day!
ANNUAL MESSAGE FROM BARBARA STEWART (INTERNATIONAL CHAIRPERSON & AUTHOR
OF THE COMPLETE HOW TO KAZOO ©2006)
Kazoo Day 2009, celebrated on Wed. Jan. 28th, because it is convenient
to Your Chairperson. (Our rules designate the 4th Thursday in January
or whenever convenient to the kazooist.)
May all of you have an eco-friendly and economically feasible HAPPY
KAZOO YEAR! This year we commemorate the 159th birthday of the Kazoo
— an American instrument invented in the 1840s in Macon, GA. Legend
tell us the kazoo was invented by collaboration of Alabama Vest (American
black) and Thaddeus Von Clegg (German-American clockmaker).
(above) by John Menihan, Jr.
Chef Michaela with Award-Winning Playable Frozen Kazoo Cake from Moonlight Creamery in Fairport, NY.
Award-Winning Keep America Humming (playable) Cake from Grand Finales
Evan Dawson, Buttercreamed Anchor, who did not receive proper operating instructions for Playable Kazoo Cake, due to unavoidable delays in weather emergency.
TRIBUTE TO KAZOODAPHILE
will sadly miss Paul Newman, great actor, benefactor of charities and
witty supporter of the “Kazoo As National Instrument”. Please
know that he will be remembered, and the Kazoo Campaign will continue
until success is achieved!
Paul Newman in 1976 with Barbara Stewart, National Kazoo
Campaign Chairperson, as Newman endorsed the Campaign for Kazoo
as national instrument!
BIG YEAR FOR KAZOOS
2008 was a very
big kazoo year. Let’s make this next one ever better! Our new internet
website is now launched for the Campaign to Make the Kazoo National
Instrument to Keep American Humming www.kazooamerica.org.
It is time to set aside bi-partisan differences and unite behind the
Kazoo Campaign! Here is the one non-partisan issue where everyone can
make their voices heard. After all, kazoos are economically affordable,
often red and blue anyway – and other color variances tolerated,
provided local noise ordinances permit.
other features, www.kazooamerica.org allows
voters to register support. Since the website was launched in 2008, a remarkable
95.24% have voted in favor of the kazoo as national instrument, with at
least 21 ballots cast. We project a crescendo of several more votes
over the next several decades.
Although presidential candidate Gov. Huckabee graced the cover
of Making Music magazine
(Sept/Oct 2007), he apparently didn’t see the article in the same
issue entitled Do You Kazoo? (p.42). Otherwise, Gov. Huckabee might be
currently working to Keep America Humming, since he has a new platform
that could be instrumental in this cause on his weekly Fox TV Show.
OTHER IMPORTANT KAZOO-RELATED ISSUES
Be assured that poor economy has little effect on kazooists, since we were
never prominent figures in world finance to begin with. However, it
is true that recent accelerations in crude oil prices raised prices
for plastic kazoos by a whopping 70%, and overseas shipping costs have
ballooned astronomically. However, as a major factor to balance this
inflationary minor note, the demand for cost effective music during
recession has actually elevated interest in kazooing. This does not
rule out the possibility of asking for financial bail out as an option,
of course. Ask not what you can kazoo for your country or what
your government can kazoo for you, wherever you are in the world…
also www.howtokazoo.com, www.sharearts.org. www.kazooamerica.org and www.kazoos.com)