The Soloist

August 13th, 2009

The Soloist - Kids

He did it for the nookie.

(submitted by Mike)

158 Responses to “The Soloist”

  1. Poetikat says:

    I just can’t work out whether this is an old man, or a very sad kid.

  2. Amice says:

    Bringin’ sexy back.

  3. ClaysMama says:


  4. LADYFROMOZ says:

    Papa had a squeezebox………….

  5. Skipping Lunch says:

    He may have warmed ’em up for Area 57, but he still has a following on yahoo!

  6. Jessica says:

    Is that a chicken picture under the lamp on the wall? Does the yellow note pad propped against the wall say “Help me”?

  7. little miss muppet says:

    Is that Matt?

  8. Robin says:

    Keep on singing, Don’t stop singing, You’re gonna be a star someday, You’re gonna make a lot of people happy, When they come to hear you play. They said keep on singin, Keep the accordian a ringin

  9. dsto says:

    Les Paul’s first attempt at making an intrument to sell to the world,strangely, fell on deaf ears….

  10. r says:

    my oldest sister took accodian lessons for a couple of years when i was younger and for the longest time, i thought all houses had an accordian on display in their family room.

  11. Moss Morris says:

    We see here the beginnings of the “emo”!
    He’s actually thinking of the best way to express how much his life sucks with an emotional song set to the deep and dark melodious tones of the accordion. You can see this in the longing expression on his face as he stares into nothing visualizing his pain. Sadly for him he never quite got it right which just fuels his angst all the more thrusting him into the depths of despair.
    Herbert here was just an emotional freak long before his time! He will be missed!

  12. Ann O. Nymous says:

    email from Marnie:

    Should there be a repeat of last year’s snickering incident while Egbert is entertaining us, said snickerer will be sent home wearing the contents of the Mike Byron Family’s turnip dish. AND I COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS!

  13. Laura says:

    A young man, his accordion and the promise of nookie…..what more could the 50’s offer this amazingly hot stud???

  14. OneAdam12 says:

    Ready to play along, Wally’s anticipation grew as he waited for the show that always gave him chills, the Lawrence Welk Show.

  15. Cat says:

    Norbert’s dad told him, “Son, play the accordion. It’s an entire orchestra in one instrument, and you can be the Flaco Jimenez of South Dakota.”

  16. Gerald says:

    Look, he actually has a “turtle neck”!

  17. Redd says:

    It it wierd that the thing I find funniest/most awkward about this picture is his neck? Seriously, this kid’s like a giraffe!

  18. Denise says:

    How sweet, he keeps the accordion case right at the foot of the bed so that if there’s a fire in the middle of the night he can just grab everything and jump out the window.

  19. lulu says:

    I think he’s adorable!!

  20. Billy Bob says:

    Thats my cousin Vernon.

  21. Kelleigh says:


  22. laurie says:

    Looks like he found the perfect picture for his next album cover!

  23. Blaze says:

    People just didn’t understand the devotion between Herbert and his main squeeze.

  24. wreck says:

    I saw this cat open for Metallica back in the 80’s.

  25. Sara says:

    No matter how cool you think you are now, there was a time …

  26. Gregorian says:

    The creepy dark woods outside give it all a sort of “Blair Witch” feel.
    The eerie sound of accordion polkas as Evil Things creep about outside.

  27. Don says:

    Never before seen picture of a young Robert Plant taken shortly after he penned the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven.

  28. lee says:

    Well…. he’s done it for me! And I’m a straight man!

  29. Kurtacus says:

    “Who is this ‘Lady of Spain’ who calls to me? Who beckons my love? Lady of Spain, I adore you…”

  30. lucy says:

    Oddly, I find him attractive.

  31. emm says:

    NOW, i would be in love with this guy. back then, i probably would have thrown bad fruit at him. (i think i have his accordion!) [i think this is a pic of my friend’s uncle…]

  32. Alma says:

    Sexy sexy!!

  33. ElGasu says:

    Free Bird! Free Bird!

  34. db says:


  35. DGH says:

    Best. Caption. Ever.

  36. Jimmy says:

    Just chillin’ in my bedroom …. with my accordian …. what??

  37. Pocket Pal says:


  38. ox says:

    Weird Al as a kid…

  39. Maya B says:

    Norman Bates: The Pre-Taxidermy Years.

  40. ColorfulKate says:

    A True Gentleman: One who knows how to play the accordion, but doesn’t.

  41. wendy says:

    I’m sure that he owns a software company now and is married to a supermodel.

  42. jnmcnally says:

    This one screams “awkward.” Good job!

  43. Cincoflex says:

    Only the Lonely, man.

  44. Ralph says:

    …and that young man grew up to be Marilyn Manson.

  45. karles says:

    Is that a window or an art piece in the background?! Lol… whatever it is this picture is priceless!! Oh the good ole days!

  46. Pinky says:

    Marilyn here is gonna be my ticket out of this godforsaken town.

  47. Janet says:

    Young Barry Manilow had big dreams and someday, with the help of his trusty accordion, he would make them come true.

  48. sammmm says:

    i bet he got a lot too!

  49. kisskaystar says:


  50. Sam says:

    That caption is priceless.

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