This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Jul 15, 2014

R. Crumb & G. Shelton: Two of Us!!

Our friend Will Grove-White – honorable member of the UOGB and fellow in nosefluting – had the opportunity to offer a Bocarina and initiate to our instrument the two most famous American underground and psychedelic comics authors: Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton!

Gilbert Shelton, among many other characters, is known as the father of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy's Cat adventures.

Robert Crumb became famous with Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural. He drew a huge quantity of albums. We already had the opportunity to publish here the portraits R. Crumb made of Lloyd Buford Threlkeld and his Jug Band.

So, thanks to Mr. Grove-White, the Noseflutistan is honored by the initiation of two new honorable fellows! Will Grove-White had no opportunity to immortalize the Gilbert Shelton's first notes, but made a video with the kind complicity of Robert Crumb. Here it is, with Big Thanks to Will! Congratulations to the new noseflutists!


  1. THREE CHEERS for the RED, BLACK and BLUE (and, sometimes ORANGE)!!!

  2. Hello guys! Yes, legends! Good "acquisitions" for the nose flute world!