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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Weird stuff seen at Street Music Week

When ace-percussionist Daniel Cox forgot to bring his drumsticks on the last day of Spokane Street Music Week, he didn’t panic.

He instead set up his drum kit on the sidewalk near Starbucks and began to think.

Hmm …


Hmm ...


Suddenly, that cartoon light bulb clicked on.

Voila! Eureka!

Desperation really is the Mutha of Invention.

Cox came up with the answer: Two wooden coat hangers borrowed from a nearby shop.

Sure, they were a bit heavy. Sure, they were more than a tad unwieldy.

But when you’re a pro you know how to adapt.

Until a pair of real sticks arrived, Cox played on with his hangers, never missing a beat.

And the week ended with more than $27,000 collected for 2nd Harvest food bank, up $2,000 from last year.

God bless America.

Ba-doom, Ching!

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