Felling good.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by amzi, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    Well, my concert season is over. Finished up with 2 Independence Day concerts (7pm Tuesday, 2pm Wednesday) and I really wasn't feeling well--didn't feel like I would be able to do my best. Nevertheless I managed to hang together, did a good job--got handed a new part on the second concert and nailed it. Even had enough left to bust a solid F above high C on the last note. Thought about going higher on day 2 but decided to leave well enough alone. Got a month to get well, then start all over again--guess the old man has another season in him.
     
  2. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

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    Where abouts in nor cal are you? I've always wanted to see an olds recording up close in personal.
     
  3. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    I'm in the thriving metropolis of Oroville. About 70 miles north of Sacramento.
     
  4. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    OLD men can have a lot of seasons left -- !!! get some rest, recharge, recooperate --- and come back stronger and better than ever --- get some exercise too!!!!!!!!!! ROFL
     
  5. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Hawaian homey
    Ah feel yuhr payne. I had three outdoor concerts in the last two days in hot Texas weather, and it caught up with me last evening. I conduct one of the pieces on the concert, and when I went up to do it, I had tunnel vision. Not a good feeling. Vertigo on the podium. But, sad to say, I'm not a stranger to that so I soldiered on. Guess you and I'll be doing this until they put the pennies over our eyes. :D
     
  6. patkins

    patkins Forte User

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    It sounds like you got a good handle on your limitations. Keep on trumpeting!
     
  7. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Theres a lot of good music still to be played, I cant see a time when I wont be able to play. Hey Doc, the oxygen tube goes under the nose, right? I still have lips, right? I see a lot of 70 & 80 yr old people in community band and it is fun for us all. I see only better things to come, and will enjoy it all till those pennies show up. Best wishes.

    PS. I know this has been asked before, but what is your mental age? When you think of yourself, how old do you picture your spirit? Im forever 25.
     

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