High Note Grease

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  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't warmed down in over 40 years. It is too much fun being on the searing edge.
     
  2. veery715

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    Tests have proven this to be much more effective than the concrete sidewalks used in other threads! However do not use outside during electrical storms.
     
  3. veery715

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    "My piano playing is on the Shearing edge", said George, sheepishly.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    So that's what the German conductors meant by playing mit schmalz! I would have gladly taken Strauss waltzes up an octave!

    But beware members--rowuk's formula is synthetic! Real High Note Grease is a natural secretion from well-practiced trumpeter's lips. I'll save up some of mine, if anyone has an Olds Ambassador lamp to trade for it! (My ex-girlfriend horn player could really scream after I kissed her!)
     
  5. Solar Bell

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    Part of the lyrics from Luis Prima and Keely Smith doing "The Lip"

    No one plays high notes like The Lip.

    I never heard a trumpet player play a note so high

    And I had to coax a lot before The Lip would tell me why

    Then he took out a little jar that's labeled 'High-note Grease'

    And he rubs a little every night on his mouthpiece

    Yip yip yip yip

    No one plays high notes like The Lip.

    Listen here gal, are you kiddin' about all that 'high-note grease'?

    No, man, I swear, he had ten in his valise.

    Wha', you mean he goes to the drugstore and gets them from the medecine shelf?

    No, some cat's told me he makes it himself.

    Yip yip yip yip

    Tell us the secret of The Lip.

    Well..you take a bucketful of steam

    And a dozen rooster eggs

    And you mix 'em up gently with a bushel full of goldfish legs

    And ya hang 'em on a sky hook in the midnight sun

    Mmm and then you fry them until they're done.

    Yip yip yip yip

    That's the secret of The Lip



    Louie Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses.
     
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  6. veery715

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    Thanks, Chuck, for filling in the blanks!! NOW I don't understand! (well, I do actually...)
     
  7. amzi

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    No grease out here, but some people think they've found an alternative. They got some stuff here in California that you smoke so you can play high. Of course, it's prescription only.
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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    That isn't High Note Grease--that's a case of the "pot mauling the metal, cat!"
     
  9. amzi

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    Often sounds that way, doesn't it!
     
  10. fraserhutch

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    Cold beer is the solution for everything. Unless you're from the UK, where lukewarm beer might be your answer for everything.
     

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