Tuesday, June 21, 2005


The Siamese twins joined at the waist made the best of their situation and became a musical duo, Chad on keyboard and Chip on guitar. But all was not as harmonic as one might expect. Chip got so into his solos that he thrashed around and banged Chad's keyboard with the neck of his guitar. This broke Chad's concentration, causing him to slide his fingers onto the wrong notes. Sometimes the keyboard slipped out of his hands with a loud crack against the hard stage surface. The performance inevitably fell apart under the specter of loud argument. Some nights it even came to blows. Chad had a mean left. And Chip's right was not to be trifled with. The two were brought together at a summit meeting where they agreed to work at the problems constructively. First they tried double saxophones, but as Chip and Chad swayed to their rhythms the instruments got all dented and began producing atonal honks. They tried sharing the same harp for a while, which theoretically might have worked, as Chad was left handed and Chip the opposite. But they kept wanting to strum the same strings simultaneously, causing them to snap. Any one of the two might have lost an eye. In the end they traded all the damaged instruments for a used accordion. This went well. Chad worked the left end of the accordion and sang bass, Chip worked the right end and sang tenor. They didn't get many gigs though. Because Chip and Chad were one physical entity, people were not willing to pay the price for two musicians.

Story #240

16 comments:

Captain Jeff said...

Nice post matey... do ye jes find pictures an' make stories up? I 'ave a link to Courtney's blog up on a post an' in me actual website. At least one o' 'er pirate posts was written fer me... ye should write one too... get some linkage...

Dog Face Girl said...

I don't get it

Tom & Icy said...

Did they finally break up?

The Devil said...

That's two for souls for the price of one!

Indeterminacy said...

Dog Face Girl: I don't get it either.

Tom & Icy: They finally went their separate ways, and fell down the stairs three seconds later.

roachz said...

Come on over. I'll hire you guys.

Michael said...

Bart and Josh Jung wanted to be music divas. Brothers they be, they mastered their look and realized that they had to eat, sleep and live music so it would be all that they knew. One night they started painting their room in music, filling the air with song and plastering the walls with notes. Before they knew it they had played themselves into a corner…

Doug said...

Indie, that was a great treatment. Hysterical.

fluff said...

what an excellent way for siamese twins to bring something good out of their unblessed situation! their followers should be careful with stairs, though...

Indeterminacy said...

Roachz: Lucky guys. Are you going to use two watermelons? ;-)

Michael: Now that was brilliant. I love it.

Doug: Couldn't you just dislike one of my stories for a change? Anyhow, I think I'd like to see them perform once.

Ariel: Now that I wrote this story I started wondering, what do Siamese twins do for a living. They must be quite in demand. The ultimate team players.

The Mushroom said...
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The Mushroom said...

This was based on a true story. Actually, Reba is the musician and Lori just sits on her opposed stool reading a book because she doesn't like country music.

Schapell Sisters

Doug said...

Write a bad one.

fluff said...

well, Indie, it was a terrible story, really, I've never thought you could ever write something so bad like that. even more, I've never thought you could ever write something so bad like that AND post it.

okay, so are you a little happier now or should I move on to the part where I bring the whip? :-P

@Mushroom - my heart is bleeding for Lori. although she could have gotten worse, she'd be the siamese twin of Marilyn Manson...

Indeterminacy said...

Mushroom: I read that link. Hadn't heard of the Schappel sisters before. I found a link to a transcript of a BBC documentary about them.

Arial: Bring the whip!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Chip went on to become a part of the famous singing Chipmonks, and Chad found work in Florida.

This works out because the Chipmonks mostly record Christmas records which are actually made in the summer, then of course they winter in Florida.