Joyful Noise

January 23rd, 2012

Joyful Noise - Family Portrait

But you should hear him tap.

(submitted by Bill)

44 Responses to “Joyful Noise”

  1. Post says:

    If you think this is cool, you should have heard the message they recorded on their answering machine! 10-4

  2. kim says:

    OK … so somethin tells me our christmas cards will soon look like this one… minus the poor soul in front row with his “JAZZ” shoes strung over his shoulder like he just got done dancing “Whiskey In A Jar”…
    Need a note to self… are you n drew comin in for Thanksgiving???
    xo- KZ

  3. Glom Of Nit says:

    The tap dancer is the family bad-boy rebel.

  4. Russ says:

    Private Pyle on the far left, then.

    This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine…

    Kubrick would be proud.

  5. Bridget! says:

    I was looking at this and thought “i’ve seen this before…”
    Just realized this is my parents neighbors’ extended family lol

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  8. Jasmine says:

    Reminds me of Happy Feet..

  9. Ryan says:

    Yep, this is my boss, and his family.

  10. Anthony O'Neill says:

    So, dude in front plays the shoe?

  11. Mandi says:

    The family that plays together, stays together. 🙂

  12. Amber says:

    I think this is cool!

  13. Bea says:

    He is the peDcussionist

  14. Newton says:

    Let’s polka!!!!

  15. Simon says:

    Cool centre-partings boys

  16. Alan says:

    Maybe he’s into ‘sole’ music.

  17. CarrieM says:

    I used to play the baritone like the girl in this picture (and the trombone). Once in awhile I ask friends if they would like me to do a solo for their weddings and so on. Oddly, no one has taken me up on it.

    • Ucongold says:

      HA! I played the baritone AND tuba in high school. During late night parties, by tipsy parents would get me up to play oom.pah.pah while the other besotted adults attempted polka dances sans lederhosen.

  18. Mary says:

    Every family has a rebel. Some are more rebellious than others but in a world of polka music, dancing to show tunes is about as rebellious as you can get!

  19. Jillian says:

    I cannot believe the WHITE accordion went without comment here so far. All that’s missing is a recorder and jazz hands.

  20. Shellee says:

    Love it! This family rocks (literally and figuratively)! Some of my favorite people.

  21. “One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong…..”

  22. somechick says:

    They’re all there for him!

  23. Claire says:

    The guitarist looks like Draco Malfoy!

  24. jackie says:

    he must be a jazz dancer. groovy.

  25. Theresa says:

    Actually, in Celtic music (and maybe in other kinds, too) clogging shoes are used as a percussion instrument. So give the kid some credit–this might actually make sense.

    • Trek Girl says:

      That’s how I’ve always looked at it. Tap dancing/clogging are both dance and music to me, so I see nothing wrong with or awkward about him not having instruments closer to the ones other members of his family play.

      There’s nothing awkward here, people.

  26. Snowrider says:

    Great! “Lady of Spain” rolling around in my head for next four hours…..

  27. Elfinn says:

    Who put Draco Malfoy on guitar?

  28. Stephanie B says:

    He could always start up a Tilly and the Wall tribute band.

  29. Paul says:

    Doesn’t that kid just have a shoe horn?

  30. marge simpson says:

    I guess the kid in the front plays the shoes.

  31. Lundy says:

    OMG I know these people!

  32. brendan dyer says:

    There are so many questions that can come from this beloved picture of my family. But the most important question may be why?

  33. Douglas says:

    The loudest thing in this picture is the drummer’s haircut.

  34. Sarah says:

    Aww, how cute, the whole family plays an instrument….oh sorry Jimmy.

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