The meanest comment ever made

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Sir Thomas Beecham.
    WILMER
     
  2. beartrumpet74

    beartrumpet74 Pianissimo User

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    People who make comments like the ones above regardless of how famous, eminent, amazing, talented, one of a kind, respected, or whatever other label you give them, don't really get what this is all about. I'm with Nick.....
    PEACE and I mean it too!!!

    It's pretty easy to tear someone down...it's a lot harder to look at yourself and make yourself a better person and musician.
    Matt
     
  3. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    I was in a hurry this morning when I posted this. It still bothers me that she thinks it.

    When I joined that band about ten years ago I played third trumpet. After one of our concerts the conductor came over to me and said that he couldn't hear the first trumpets so He wanted me to play first at the next concert.

    After the concert he came over and thanked me and told me that I would be playing first forever. I always tried to stay just a little above the band. We do a lot of pops and big band type of stuff and I thought it fit.

    That conductor died a couple of years ago and the new guy never asked me to change. I thought they were happy. I know my job would be way easier holding back.

    Who knows, maybe the flute player will quit.
     
  4. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Oh my! :shock:

    You showed some incredible restraint!! I don't even want to think about what I would have done to that bafoon after that comment!

    Wow!
     
  5. 40cal

    40cal Forte User

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    You showed much more restraint than I would have done in a similar situation. Props to you!
     
  6. Brian H. Smout

    Brian H. Smout Piano User

    Hi All,

    The goode Sir Thomas was reputed to have asked a musician his name and when the musician answered "Ball" responded "How singular"

    :shock:

    Cheers,

    Brian
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Re: Ouch!

    Nick,

    I hope you have sent your latest recording to those bastards with a note reminding them of that day.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Unbelievable. I would have read him the riot act, and told everyone he worked with what he did.
     
  9. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    To quote the great Maurice Murphy:

    "Excuse me, maestro...........are you going to continue to conduct in this manner or are you going to do the hono(u)rable thing and piss off?"

    True story,
    EC
     
  10. gchun

    gchun Piano User

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    High School percussionist to Orchestra director:

    "Do you want me to follow you, or play in time?"

    Garry
     

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