Tough situation, man. Will be praying for you, sir.
Posts made by neal085
RE: Still unable to log in under the original barliman2001 tag, and in hospital...
Just Another "New" Discovery
I listen to a lot of jazz, and I listen to it quite regularly, and I use Pandora and Spotify and YouTube to search for new music to listen to, and this album just become one of my favorites.
This is remarkable, because I really cannot imagine how it could have failed to have ever been on radar prior to this week. It's not exactly new material.
Anyway, I'm enjoying the heck out of it now, so we're trending in the right direction....
Love his sound, and love that era of jazz.
RE: Recommendations for used silverplated professional trumpet
@flugelgirl I've had a B&S for several years now, and love it. Challenger II silver model.
RE: New Player has entered the Game
Most people start playing trumpet, and then immediately get intrigued by gear, especially mouthpieces, probably because it's easier and more fun than hours of hard practice, and you can do it anywhere. For example, you can look at gear online almost anytime, any place, even in a crowded restaurant, but should probably be discouraged from hours of trumpet practice in a crowded restaurant.
It is likely that you will eventually go on a MP safari, because no matter what anyone says, you will most likely feel the overwhelming need to satisfy your own curiosity. I only say that because I did that verbatim thing. Short version, I started with a Bach 3C, and took about a year to arrive at.... a 3C, albeit from a different manufacturer.
Regardless, this is one of the best things you could read to satisfy your curiosity, and could also save you a lot of money on mouthpieces.
RE: Clean with 'alcohol'?
My cousin, who is one of my best friends and also a former trumpet player, was always intrigued as a kid by the idea that people would actually pay money and go to great lengths to consume alcohol, ostensibly with a desire to consume o'er much of it. He never understood what the big deal was, since he knew his mom kept alcohol under the bathroom sink all the time. Why would anyone go out of their way to drink the stuff?
Thus beguiled to ascertain the magical essence of alcohol, he saw fit to sneak into the bathroom one morning and try this mysterious elixir for himself. We can all imagine his subsequent and immediate disillusionment with Isopropyl as a libation.
Anyway, that was 30 years ago, but if I could go back in time, I'd show him this study on the different types of alcohol to save him from such instant and painful regret.
RE: A little humour
Swankiest nightclub in town is hopping one night when an Escalade pulls up front. A guy hops out with an entourage of smoking hot ladies and makes a grand entrance, tipping $100 bills to all the staff, buying drinks for everyone, but the most amazing thing about the guy is that his head is just a huge orange.
He soon becomes a regular, and the story is always the same; lavish spending, a litany of pricey vehicles, and he always has half a dozen beautiful women in tow. Yet the most amazing thing about him remains the fact that his head is just a giant orange.
One night the head bartender manages to get close to him, and pries the story from him.
"Well, one day I was walking down the beach and came across a lamp. It looked like it had some lettering on the side, so I tried to rub the sand off, and when I did, a genie popped out and granted me 3 wishes."
"Yes," says the breathless bartender, "and what happened?"
"For my first wish, I told the genie I wanted unlimited money. I've never wanted for cash since then."
"Wow," says the bartender, so then what happened?"
"Well, then I told the genie I wanted all the most beautiful women to be attracted to me. He granted that as my second wish."
"But what happened then," asked the bartender, now hanging on every word with bated breath.
"Well, that's were things went wrong, because I asked him to make my head a giant orange."
RE: Mouthpiece recommendations for young beginners
@Kehaulani not sure, but it made it interesting again.