Hello, thank you for putting my auction on the front page of your site. The main purpose of the auction is to get other trumpet players to know me. As you may know, when you starting out, one of the hardest things is to get to be known by your peers. I have been on the various trumpet forum but lost touch because I switch internet providers and I no longer get access to the newsgroups. Anyway let me tell you how I got started as a trumpet player I became a trumpet player because of Y2k I started in 1997-1998. I was a computer geek and decided if the world was coming to an end I was going to need a job that didn't depend on computers, electric or anything but me. While I was pondering what field to go into, I found a brand new trumpet at a garage sale for $15.00. I haven't played a music instrument before so I gave it a try. I made a "BLATT" I said: "I know that sound, That is the sound a cartoon character makes when he does a pratfall. I am going to have to learn how to play this thing. If you request me to send you a CD of my playing, I'll send me playing cartoon music. Once I started playing, I started to have adventures. Getting into fights because people would tell me to shut up Meeting Wynton Marsalis and asking if he could teach me how to pick up girlswith my horn, running arounnd town as the only trumpet playing chicken, Going into a coma and instead of talking, playing my horn and trying to pick up the nurses. Anyway, I learned the trumpet enough to get gigs and decided I might as well aim BIG. First thing was choose a cool jazz or trumpet nickname. Working-kirk was available. I plan to be a star in two years. Music is changing as is does every 20 or so years. Those who can predict and play the new trend music get to be the next generation superstars. I don't know what exactly the music will be but I can make some predictions. The next generation of music buyers are what I call "The Children of Barney." (You know the guy in the purple dinosaur suit) I can't see the children of Barney liking punk or rap since it is too angry. Since fashion and ecomonics follow a pattern, I am thinking the next generation music will be the music similiar to the music of the depression/world war II. Happy uplifting music. The next generation will be computer savy hence they will know about Ebay and MP3 and more while the older musician are still scratching their head trying to figure out all this computer stuff. I plan to be in that area since I know computers. At this point a lot of people are starting to hear about working-kirk. You see, the hardest part of becoming a working musician is getting others to know you. You have to build word of mouth. At least my auction will get other trumpet players to say: Who is this "Working-Kirk" I keep hearing his name and some strange things he he doing with his horn. (For instance, I am trying to bring back some of the thing done in Vauderville like juggling with my horn and playing two horns at once.) People will start wondering if I can play or not. At least they will keep an eye on me. Which is all I wanted from the Ebay auction. And if I get on the Tonight show because I tell people I need a gig so much the better. If not, I do have a definite plan for getting on the talk show circuit and eventually the cover of Rolling Stone. So all you trumpet player keep annn eye out on me. Thank you for your interest.