@administrator Only four or five months ago, I scored an almost pristine 1938 recording - one of the few horns I've ever had where I've had the feeling that the horn knows beforehand what I'm trying to do, and simply does it...
Good to know. I can really use all the help I can get.
I met Joe Hetman when he came and played a concert with my community band as a sub. I had only a brief conversation about his oil and said I would be interested in getting some from him. That was it. No further contact. One of our next gigs, another trumpet player drops a brown paper bag down on my lap, saying his friend Joe Hetman wanted you to have this. A bottle of valve oil, ( the correct number that I needed, by the way) a bottle of slide oil, and a bottle of slide grease.
All this, having only had that one conversation with me.
Nice guy, but not the end of the story. Later on, at a Chris Botti concert in New Brunswick, as I was leaving, someone says, “hey, Wayne, how are you doing?” And when he sees my blank look, says, “ Joe, Joe Hetman” I tried to quickly recover, and apologized profusely for forgetting who he was, but it had been a couple of years, after all.
Imagine that? He must have some memory, and that is why I think he is a genuinely great guy. I do like his valve oil regardless of that fact.
Watching you do that painting brought back memories of when I used to play around with watercolors. If there are any other artist members here they will learn a lot watching that video.
By the way, GREAT PAINTING !
Thank you George! And thanks for watching. I appreciate that you did.
That was great fun. I grew up watching those old musicals and thought I was in love with Vera Ellen and her gorgeous legs. Gene Kelly was definitely America's best athletic dancer and proves by some of the scenes in this video. Lot of hard work must have went into editing all those scenes to match the rhythm of Jackson's song. Just proves that music taste can change but rhythm never changes.