The meanest comment ever made

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

  1. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Wow no kidding!

    I might have tuned that judge/teacher up big time! :x

    Bandman, your a better man then I. ;-)
  2. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    Or after a solo: "I heard what you were trying to do!"

    Michael McLaughlin

    Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
    Ambrose Bierce
  3. Nordic Trumpet

    Nordic Trumpet Pianissimo User

    Feb 8, 2006
    This isn't the worse comment I've ever heard, but it is not pleasant either. A sax playing friend of mine had a bad day at a gig and after a solo we could clearly hear from somebody in the audience:

    "That solo was.. interesting." :shock:
  4. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    "do you take requests?" asked the gentleman at the bar.

    "sure do!" I replied

    "Would you STOP?"

    true story.
    gotta love the audiences we play for.
  5. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

    Oct 1, 2004
    Houston, TX
    "Other than the cracked notes, missed accidentals, rushing, and no concept of what the trumpet is supposed to sound like, it wasn't too bad"

    My trumpet teacher said this to me once, it was more humorous above all else :D
  6. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 9, 2003
    Sheffield, England, UK

    So true, try playing in that section sometime! :evil:

    I was sub-leader of my university string orchestra in my final year, and was quite horrified to find out what some of the others had been saying about me behind my back. The biggest problem was that I am principally a trumpeter and (thinking I was funny) I kept telling everyone how rubbish I am at violin. It probably didn't help that I won the prize for string players that year. :-P
  7. The_Lip

    The_Lip Pianissimo User

    Jan 25, 2006
    Escondido, CA

    I believe the full quote is thus:

    "Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands - and all you can do is scratch it."

    Attributed to Sir Thomas Beecham.
  8. 40cal

    40cal Forte User

    Dec 13, 2005
    I'll be honest, if I had a student like that and a judge said something like that I would pretty much verbally tear that person's head right off of his/her shoulders and plant it where the sun don't shine.

    :x :x :x :x
  9. Double_G

    Double_G Pianissimo User

    May 4, 2005
    Gordonsville, TN
    I'm a senior in high school so violence is still an easy way to solve disputes of this manner. I would have handed that judge a body part. I know violence isn't the answer, but in a situation like that, I believe the phrase I'm looking for is "righteous fury".
  10. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    The guy in the talent show on TV said.

    You will win if you ditch your mom and dad and little brother.

    The little kids started crying.

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