Deserted Island

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  1. imemmons

    imemmons New Friend

    May 5, 2012
    Jackson, MI
    If you were on a deserted island and could have a max of two horns, what two would you take?
    Mine go as follows:
    1. Yamaha 8345rgs
    Reeves alignment, mk rounded slide
    2. Yamaha chicago C trumpet
    Reeves alignment, sterling silver leadpipe
    YAMAHA 16c4, yamaha allen vizzuti, and a Bach 5B
  2. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Deserted Island eh?


    Hopefully the Island will be close to Scotland....Islay ...The Finest Single Malts....
    1, Real Cow Horn Quaich - Traditional Scottish Whiskey Cup | eBay

    2. ..... the story goes...
    Single-malt scotch is un- blended whisky distilled in Scotland. But if you know nothing about single malts, or even scotch, don't despair. Baltimore has some great resources for you.

    I found one at Pinehurst Wine Shop on Bellona Avenue in North Baltimore. Alfred Schudel is co-owner of the shop, a member of the St. Andrews Society for men of Scottish descent, proud owner of a kilt in the MacThomas clan tartan (his maternal ancestors) and a long-time fan of single-malt scotch.

    Schudel can tell you not only about the distilleries and their products, but also advise you on the best way to sample and savor their various products.

    He steered me toward a gift-box collection of samplers of six classic single malts and a video of Michael Jackson (the scotch guru, not the singer) guiding viewers through a tour of the six distilleries that made the single malts.

    It's a combination tailor-made for your own amateur single-malt tasting - offering just enough whisky to warm your insides and enough explanation and context to help you tease out the range of distinctive tastes.

    The collection leads you by the palate through a geographical tour of Scotland, from Glenkinchie distillery in the Lowlands to the Highlands where Dalwhinnie perches atop the mountains as the country's highest-altitude distillery.

    Both are relatively delicate drinks. The Glenkinchie is a scotch even nonscotch drinkers would like, while the Dalwhinnie seems as delicate "as the driven snow," as Jackson puts it, or perhaps as thin as the high-altitude Highland air, as a less-enthusiastic fan might say.

    From there, the tasting proceeds to a valley distillery, Cragganmore, which produces a smooth drink that accommodates such adjectives as "flowery," "herbal" and "fragrant." This is a subtle scotch, "a real sipper," as Jackson says.

    From Cragganmore, the tour moves westward to the coast, where the seaside town of Oban owes its existence to the esteemed distillery of the same name. Aged in oak casks exposed to the elements, the whisky breathes in the salt air, taking on a whiff of the ocean and a distinctive and assertive taste.

    Next come two examples of the great island distilleries. First, there is a taste of Talisker from the Isle of Skye, with a smoky, peaty sweetness and a fiery finish that will make you know why John Louis O'Sullivan, the 19th-century journalist and diplomat, described a sip of whisky as "a torchlight procession marching down your throat."

    This tasting tour ends with an even peatier, more pungent scotch, the single malt of Lagavulin from Islay, the island home of half a dozen distilleries.

    Should you prefer your tasting served by a knowledgeable publican, pay a visit to another great local single-malt resource, Birds of a Feather, a cozy, tin-ceilinged Scotch bar on Aliceanna Street, just east of Broadway in Fells Point.

    For more than two decades, owners John and Alicia Horn have been stocking a hundred or more single malts, an impressive number of them proudly displayed on a magnificent oak bar.

    But single-malt scotch has never been a mass-consumption drink. It is, rather, one to be savored by discriminating palates. Press a single-malt fan to name a favorite and you're likely to get a demurral. Each one is different and, as Jackson says, "There is one for every mood and every moment."

    John Horn is the exception. He enjoys them all, but he's not afraid to divulge his all-time personal favorite: "Talisker, 10 years old."

    So,,,my second choice of horn would be ....
    John...both company and knowledge, and hopefully some stocks of Islay Malts to drink and share tales. Then make a horn from a cow to blow...
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  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    For the first horn it would have to be a cornucopia, otherwise known as a horn of plenty. With that taken care of my second horn could be any held and played by Kiku Collins or Alison Balsom or Tine Thing Helseth or someone of their ilk, as long as they were INCLUDED. One longs for a human audience for sharing of the musical gift.

    I must also say that without an audience there would not be as much motivation to play. Although strictly speaking I guess I could simply play for God and the gulls and other critters.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  4. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    Probably my Bach 184 cornet and an Olds Ambassador trumpet. The Bach to play for my own enjoyment and the Ambassador to sound like a fog horn to call passing ships...:lol:
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
  6. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    If it was a deserted island ..... I'd rather have a solar powered boombox/laptop with a Pandora App. :dontknow:

  7. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

    Jun 10, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    The Ambassador would also be good as a club to kill game for sustenance. It would last until you were rescued.

    In the spirit of of the OP's request....

    My Olds recording
    My flugel

    The rest i can do without if it's just me
  8. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

    May 8, 2012
    Olds Recording, Harrelson Summit.

    Mouthpieces, Monette MF III and Harrelson SWE 14A4a
  9. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    You better hope he's old Chuck to get that one!! :D
  10. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 11, 2011
    Claymont, DE
    My Strad, maybe one or two Schilke's, Alison, Kiku and Tine....:lol:

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