NEARLY ANNUAL MESSAGE FROM
INTERNATIONAL CHAIRPERSON AND AUTHOR OF
THE COMPLETE HOW TO KAZOO©2006
National Kazoo Day 2009 will be celebrated on Wed. Jan. 28th, because it is convenient to Your Chairperson.
(Our rules designate the 4th Thursday in January or whenever convenient to the kazooist.)
May all of you have an eco-friendly and economically feasible HAPPY KAZOO YEAR!
This year we commemorate the 159th birthday of the Kazoo -- an American instrument invented in the 1840s in Macon, GA.
Legend tell us the kazoo was invented by collaboration of Alabama Vest (American black) and Thaddeus Von Clegg (German-American clockmaker).
TRIBUTE TO KAZOODAPHILE PAUL NEWMAN
We will sadly miss Paul Newman, great actor, benefactor of charities
and witty supporter of the "Kazoo As National Instrument".
Please know that he will be remembered, and the Kazoo Campaign
will continue until success is achieved!
Paul Newman in 1976 with Barbara Stewart, National Kazoo Campaign Chairperson,
as Newman endorsed the Campaign for Kazoo as national instrument!
BIG YEAR FOR KAZOOS
2008 was a very big kazoo year. Let's make this next one ever better!
Our new internet website is now launched for the Campaign to Make the Kazoo NationalInstrument to
Keep American Humming www.kazooamerica.org.
It is time to set aside bi-partisan differences and
unite behind the Kazoo Campaign! Here is the one non-partisan issue where everyone can make their
voices heard. After all, kazoos are economically affordable, often red and blue anyway - and other color
variances tolerated, provided local noise ordinances permit.
Among other features, www.kazooamerica.org allows voters to register support.
Since the website was launched in 2008, a remarkable 95.24% have voted in favor of the
kazoo as national instrument, with at least 21 ballots cast. We project a crescendo of
several more votes over the next several decades.
Although presidential candidate Gov. Huckabee graced the cover of Making Music magazine (Sept/Oct 2007),
he apparently didn't see the article in the same issue entitled Do You Kazoo? (p.42).
Otherwise, Gov. Huckabee might be currently working to Keep America Humming, since he has a new platform that could be
instrumental in this cause on his weekly Fox TV Show.
OTHER IMPORTANT KAZOO-RELATED ISSUES
Be assured that poor economy has little effect on kazooists,
since we were never prominent figures in world finance to begin with.
However, it is true that recent accelerations in crude oil prices raised prices
for plastic kazoos by a whopping 70%, and overseas shipping costs have ballooned
astronomically. However, as a major factor to balance this inflationary minor note,
the demand for cost effective music during recession has actually elevated interest in kazooing.
This does not rule out the possibility of asking for financial bail out as an option, of course.
Ask not what you can kazoo for your country or what your government can kazoo for you, wherever you are in the world…