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A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. Before we get into today, I want to start with a little song. And this is how I feel about you there.


I don't want to fall in love with you. Because fall in love is so hard. Anyway, that was Tom Waits. He's a musician and his quote we're using today is a gentleman is someone who can play the accordion. But doesn't. That makes me think of that guy that shows up to a party with his acoustic guitar and wants everyone to pay attention to him. I think it's like, if you're good at something like you don't need to brag about it. I that's how I kind of read this is like someone that plays the accordion. And like whips it out all the time is annoying. And I don't want you to be I don't want people to be annoying. And I don't know if that that quotes any reads any different to you. But I like I like that.


Larry

That was kind of how I took it was if you're good at something you don't need to brag about it. Like if you're a really good golfer. You're not always talking about how great a golfer you are, because you're just suddenly confident your skills you don't need to kind of work that out for other people.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I have this rule of thumb that if anyone says they're good at something they're not and I think with skiing is probably the most like a lot of people who are average skiers are like, I'm awesome. Like, I go down black diamonds and a friend Eric, who you know, who is a Semi Pro skier is probably the best skier I've ever met. If you ask him about what he was, we were in New Orleans, and he was talking to my uncle. And my brother overheard the conversation. He's like, Oh, my daughter was about to be a ski instructor. And he's like, Oh, do you ski and Eric's like, yeah, I guess. Like, meanwhile that day he had posted a him doing a double backflip over a highway on skis. And so yeah, I think maybe there's something to be said about being humble and not trying to. Peacock.


Larry

Yeah, dude, the peacock, we use the peacock line, you know, cuz this quote comes out a bunch of different ways. It's like, if you know how to play the banjo, and don't you're if you're the saxophone in the bagpipes, there's many iterations of this thing. But I like the banjo every once in a while. I like the saxophone. I like bagpipes, like when you run across a bagpipe player. It's like stunning how loud and crazy days but you wouldn't want that like 24 hours a day, seven days a week you would you kind of wanted every once in a while.


Andrew Keller

Right? And maybe I'm reading into this a little bit too much. But another way to look at it is a gentleman is someone who can play accordion accordion is not a well known instrument. So it's like you have a bag of tricks. Like I might not know that you can make a souffle or something every once you can, every once in a while you can whip that out. And so it's like you're more of a well rounded person. I think that's something that's also nice to have that if you're a CPA, maybe also you can smoke a rack of ribs really well.


Larry

Yeah, and you I gotta be honest, like people that play the bagpipes, I mean that the bagpipes the accordion are kind of like, odd.


Unknown Speaker

I don't you know,


Larry

I don't know a huge amount of them. But like anybody that like I've met that's like, that guy's kind of like, not normal.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. My parents listen to this show. And my mom can play the accordion. Well, I guess she can answer to herself if she is odd or not.


Larry

I think like, Why did she pick up the


Andrew Keller

accordion? Her dad had it. And it's like, you I mean, she plays a piano. She's an amazing piano teacher. And so like, you have to be able to play the piano and then keep beat with going in and out. So we had one for a while and I messed around with it. It's a fun. It's a fun genre. I mean, it's in Cajun music, and Polka. It kind of like, I challenge people not to Bob their head when there's a little bit of accordion going on.


Larry

I feel like we kind of nailed the quote, but like, how do you learn? I mean, how do you learn how to play the accordion without playing the accordion? I mean, there has to be according beat music being played to be learned how to do in the first place. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, are you asking? Like, how does it how do you even get into it?


Larry

Well, that my point is like, I get the crux of the quote, but like, you have to play it to play it right. So someone has to your someone had to you know, I mean, you're obviously your mom's father loved the accordion. So he didn't mind her playing it but like right on the street corner when you walk by and someone's playing the accordion? I bet like 20% of the people that are passing are like Dude, just shut up.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, or, I'm sure I played the tuba in junior high and like stuff to do but stop practicing at home. That was funny that came about because I played trumpet. And there was like 10 trumpet Sounds like fifth or sixth chair, like you're big, you can handle a tuba. So they they needed more tuba players and so I played the tuba. And that was someone, a gentleman, and someone who used to play the tuba. But doesn't.


Larry

Man tuba is so underrated. Like, I love the roots. One of my favorite bands as a tuba player, like an old school tuba, like the sousaphone that goes around, I don't know what kind you played. And it's so it's such adds such a cool sound to a band.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, it really rounds it out. The sousaphone is the one that you have in the marching band that you can hear in a tuba is the exact same set sound. It's just you have a stand for it. And so yeah, that's a fun thing about a tuba. I don't know, do you have any hidden talents that people wouldn't know by looking at you?


Larry

I really don't have any hidden talents. There's nothing that I try to like work in. Yes, I take that back. The one thing that I'm very proud about, and I often bring it up as soon as I can, is that I cut my own hair and dye my own hair. So whenever I'm around, and I can bring that out, I totally just am like, Oh yeah, I cut my own hair.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. Well, I think you sometimes people might know that you dyed your


Unknown Speaker

hair. That's not cool, man. Well,


Andrew Keller

that was kind of a shot you Yeah, you do a good job. I like your What is it? If you cut your own hair, and it works, you're good. Otherwise you have to like your wife has to sign off. Otherwise you shave your head.


Larry

Yeah, that's kind of how I started like, 20 years ago, I was like, well, what's the worst that can happen? I have to shave my head and sort of statway today, right? If I mess it up, by the way in like 20 years of cutting my hair. I've never gone like, Oh crap, I gave myself a bad haircut. I got to start over. I've always done a decent dish dot job.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, when I was in college, my friend across the hall cut his own hair. He just shaved his head. He's like, Hey, will you trim up my neck? Who I didn't I'd never done that before. And I went way too high. And I trimmed off a little bit too high. So I don't think that's something I should be doing. Yeah, I don't know. Just don't don't judge a book by its cover. Maybe people have hidden talents, and they're just waiting to come out.


Larry

Yeah, the thing about this though, the people that are sort of bragging that love to tell you their hidden skill. I personally want to stab them in the heart with like a hot rod. But um, you know, but I really feel like that is one of the fine qualities of like a gentle man. They don't they just know how to be humble and sit in their own skin.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I don't know. This is whatever. The Sexiest Man Alive is always something that comes on people. And I feel like for the most part, those guys get interviewed and like, yeah, it is what it is. You're just Elba who I used to love from the wire. Like he loves it. He's like, yeah, I'm hot. What's up? So? I mean, even when you become braggadocious it's like, it's like a it's kind of gross. People naturally want you to be humble. Whether that's the right way to do it or not.


Larry

I think I thought when George Clooney got it, people's Sexiest Man Alive or whatever, and they were like interviewing him and I would but he just he just played it so well. You know if that's a hard way to you know, you're getting attention. He's an actor, but he it looked like he was facing with that kind of compliment.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, well, I don't even know how they pick that. I don't know if you're listening to the show and you want to write an email to personnel, People Magazine and write in vote. Larry rabbitohs.


Larry

Bro, I am late 40s I've could be further from the sexiest man alive.


Andrew Keller

Oh, I would pay a lot of money to watch. You have to accept that award and be really uncomfortable.


Larry

Do you see what I did there? I was being a gentleman I was deflecting. I know.


Andrew Keller

If you think if you want to watch Larry, play the accordion please. You can find this. Every post podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for the poker man.


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