Floutist Of The North

January 28th, 2011

Floutist Of The North - Kids

Somebody triple-dog-dared him.

(submitted by Shelby)

95 Responses to “Floutist Of The North”

  1. HannahMay says:

    Wow, he found the wardrobe to Narnia too?

  2. dude says:

    I shall melt this snow with a hot-ass jazz flute solo.

  3. mary Dell says:

    He’s in Narnia!

  4. joey says:

    Wasn’t he on the cover of Sergeant Peppers?

  5. Delia says:

    He is a “floutist” if he is “flouting” or deliberately defying the snow. “Flautist” is correct for here, and is as acceptable as “flutist,” which is more commonly used in US English. Only time I might hear flautist is on the local classical music station.

  6. charlotte says:

    the correct title would say “floutist”. theres no such thing as a flutist….

  7. Zooky says:

    I heard this kid is the new flutist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. For those about to flute, I salute you.

  8. Bryan says:

    Is he in narnia?

  9. Ariel says:

    Although a piano player is a pianist and a cello player is a cellist, a flute player is in fact a flautist not a flutist. I can see where you might get that from though.

    • rdhddramaqn says:

      Check your dictionary. They are both in there, so they are both equally correct. You can use them interchangeably.

  10. Treb says:

    Worst cure for Hiccups EVER!

  11. Page says:

    He’s the first to arrive on the 11th Day of Christmas.

  12. Key Living says:

    Mom tried every dandruff shampoo known to man on little Jonny but nothing could stop the blizzard of snow coming off of his scalp.

  13. algonquin says:

    This one time, at band camp. . . .

  14. megarat says:

    What, no grammar/usage geeks here? I want to see a fervent debate of “flutist” vs. “flautist”. C’mon, show me some blood!

  15. Orionsaint says:

    Oh no. Another kid stumbled into Narnia.

  16. Anne says:

    He (and his flute) are the lone survivors of the Orchestra’s Andes mountain plane crash.
    He eventually had to eat the flute.

  17. Bucky says:

    Does his flute have a silencer? That’s all sorts of awesome.

    • meh says:

      Thankfully I am not the only one that thought he was a little overdressed for the hunting trip.

      Did anyone tell him that he was doing it wrong?

  18. Mrs Alda says:

    Deleted scene from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

  19. Pinky says:

    I shall conquer this barren land with the power of music.

  20. Joos says:

    I’m with the camp that thinks this photo is rather cool on the list of “poses my mom insisted on with my flute” and not that awkward. However, it has spawned some of the most clever comments – kudos!

    Trust me – all my photos are awkward. This one is cool.

  21. CB says:

    If he was looking at the camera with an awkward pre-pubescent half-smile or something, I’d probably be laughing at the picture. However, this kid–in my opinion–looks confident, and “too-cool-for-school” (no pun intended), thus my conclusion is not that awkward. Definitely could have been better. I like the picture, and agree it has an artsy quality to it. And no, I did not play an instrument in high school as some others who like the picture profess.

    If he was in a portrait studio with a cheesy backdrop and this was a whole body shot with this same pose, I’d probably think it was awkward.

  22. rzul says:

    We had the exact same band uniforms in high school. And we usually wore them to events in the winter. I bet it wasn’t too difficult to time this one. But there’s still the fact of the matter?

  23. Rattrap007 says:

    Not that awkward. Different, but in a good way.

  24. Jan says:

    I like it – the snow – the flute – the tux – the facial expression – apparently one of othe 11 pipers piping…good photo.

  25. Amber says:

    I actually think this picture is cool! I like it.

  26. steve says:

    Heres to the young man with a bright future, cheers!

  27. Alan says:

    His sister is coming along behind him for a photo as well. She is pushing her grand piano through the snow.

  28. Janet says:

    He plays so badly his parents make him go outside and play?

  29. Robin says:

    I don’t find this an awkward picture at all. I think it’s a great portrait. The suit, the background, his expression … all very nice. Yeah, a big gangly, but then, teenagers tend to look like that; it’ll pass. And as someone who has taken flute lessons herself, let me tell you: it ain’t for sissies. Playing flute takes more lung power than most wind instruments!

    • Jo says:

      I totally agree, actually. I saw it and was like, “wait… I like this one!” It’s awesome. The serious, intelligent, determined expression on his face keeps him from looking like a sissy. He looks like someone from a book. I’d like to read it. Maybe I’ll write it instead…

  30. carol says:

    That wetness from the snow is bad for the pads on the flute. Well not good for the whole flute. Won’t play right in that cold either. Makes me cringe.

  31. Kristen says:

    I hope his lips don’t get stuck to the flute!

  32. Tkkerouac says:

    this is actually a cool artsy shot!

  33. Don says:

    History has “the Pied Piper” …may I present “the Frigid Flutist”

  34. SM says:

    And you thought your sister was a Bridezilla for what she made you at the wedding with no coat! She never made you play the flute out her out-door wedding in the snow! She always dreamed of an out-door wedding. She dreamed of you playing the flute at her wedding. and by gum! that is what she is going to have!

  35. Allen says:

    Kind of has a Prince-like thing going on.

  36. Tim S says:

    The only way he would practice is if mom conned him into freezing his lips to his axe!

  37. ecajean says:

    OOOO All these replies are my favorite! Hi fives to all of you!

  38. Rosieposie says:

    Apparantly I am the only one who lives where it snows… Picture is not awkward at all, and I love the pose. He looks serious enough to pull off the suit. Bet this was dispayed on the mantle.

    • Shar says:

      Yeah, I’m kinda diggin the picture myself, to be honest. And yeah, I was a band geek, too. (Just like the lone male flautist, I was the lone female tuba player.. haha)

    • M. Bear says:

      I live where it snows. At this guy’s age, I played a musical instrument. If I had under any circumstances been persuaded I would look cool standing outside in formalwear on a snowy day, while holding said instrument, I would have been wrong. Pose? OK. But combination of elements here? AWKWARD!

  39. Boff says:

    Does he know how out of tune his playing will be?
    But he’s not totally clueless: that headjoint isn’t metal. It won’t stick to his lip à la “Christmas Story”.

  40. special k says:

    i hope he doesn’t lick his lips and try to play out there, we could have a “A Christmas Story” situation..

  41. Scott says:

    He was on his way to his recital, but as he left the coat-check, he landed in Narnia.

  42. Tara says:

    relenless tiger mom made me do it

  43. JV says:

    the whole premise to the picture is hilarious. He’s gotta be some kind of special agent chasing his man. I mean, what other circumstances could possibly lead up to this exact scenario?

    • Suzanne says:

      My first thoughts on seeing this were, that he must be going for a “From Russia With Love” look here.

      That and that the flute is going to play really sharp in the cold.

      • Brandi says:

        Spoken like a true flutist, Suzanne…I was thinking the same thing too. Pull out, pull out! (non-flutists….get your mind out of the gutter!)

        • annie says:

          um, actually a flute would be quite flat in cold air….the warmer it gets, the higher the pitch creeps up. So push in, push in would be more appropriate, but whatever.

  44. Erin says:

    Peach Fuzz.

  45. Goldie says:

    Awwww, who knew Mr. Tumnus was a teenager? And a cute one, too!

  46. Jenners says:

    Very moody! Love the ‘stache too.

  47. ginger85 says:

    This is the picture that his mom always brings out to show his girlfriends.

  48. JC says:

    It will be a cold day in hell before you make me pose with a flute in a tux…oh…wait….

  49. Erin says:

    “You can have my flute when you pry it from my cold, dead hands….”

  50. Brenda says:

    Well, at least it’s not some cheesy, wintry backdrop at a portrait studio. This kid is authentic!!

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