blowThe elder Guo explained: "This instrument is 3,000 years old. And I am 85 years old." Hard to believe until he momentarily withdrew his little red book, apparently in response to a brother Maoist in the crowd. The 36-pipe reeded bamboo flute he was holding was the inspiration for the pipe organ and harmonica, looked like a bong, and sounded like wild horses the way he played it.