People seem generally glum/cranky today for some reason, so I offer this (non-digital music) image: a Carnaval parade of guys in wooden, mustachioed masks ringing cowbells. More cowbell, indeed.

Wearing wooden masks and cow bells strapped around their waists, Germans defied the freezing temperatures to participate in the traditional cow bell-ringing procession in Mittenwald, in southern Germany. The century-old custom is celebrated around carnival.

New York Times Pictures of the Day, 2/19

Just remember, folks: musical instruments are a wonderful thing.