Tuneful Pockets for a Better World

by Gabriel McCaslin

What if everyone carried around a musical instrument in their back pocket? Some people would take it out at inopportune times and play subversive melodies. Some would play waltzes and mazurkas in groups, others would improvise alone in C minor on lonely afternoons. Others would neglect their instruments or leave them in their other pants when they went out. I myself would jam on the blues at opera conventions or maybe play a few bars of Mozart in a different key and in minor instead of major. I would keep an extra instrument tucked into my sock, just in case.


Gabriel McCaslin takes time off in Munich to watch the snow fall.