1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Well, I think this one has jinxed me. Was asked by Pastor to do a short fanfare as a leadin to the Children's part of the service( Think the old Imperial margerine commercial). One to lead in, and one to finish. first one went great, aimed cross sanctuary front. Second was a change position( angle of attack) and point into congregation. Well, when I changed the angle of attack, I forgot to reset.....result, a total CLAM. i went ahead and reset and got it out the second time. Talk about EMBARASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yamaha YTR-732( now gone)
Selman C, rose brass( ongoing experiment)
72 Olds Custom Crafted
Selman Flugle( I know, it's Chinese)( Any body got a Getzen valve block I can put in this thing?)
Conn 17A Cornet
Bugles across America
I have forgotten most of my many public errors. However, there is one glaring - that almost caused me to question everything. My junior recital started with Martini's Toccata for piccolo trumpet and organ. Great arrangement. Nothing but 4 pages of sixteenth notes. For effect, I was perched on a platform by the organ pipes. In the dark hall, the pipe belched out a low "D" and caused my stand light filament to vibrate loose - Thus leaving in me in total darkness, I trooped on...but it was a dismal fail.
Needless to say, the rest of my recital was spent trying to recover. The interesting thing is I saw a tape of it 25 years later...and it wasn't near as horrible as I thought.
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A Getzen Piccolo
Well, i was in Yoshi's San Francisco, and it was the first time i had ever been there. I had flown over with a band. Anyway, on stage in front of my whole band and the audience AND the SOTA band (SF school of the arts), i fell and dropped my trumpet. I screwed the bell up so bad. I have it fixed now, but it was so dinged. I reckon every single pipe had a ding on that thing.
Pretty damn embarrasing.
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Mine was a long time ago (30+ years) when I was in 8th grade summer music school. First solo ever and it was on A String of Pearls, simplified but similar to the original Hackett solo. I played it ok in rehersals but was very nervous for the the performance. When it was time for the solo, I stood up to play but no notes came out of the trumpet. Tried again but same result, so I sat down.
Thankfully, I've never had a repeat of that experience.
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Olds Supers, LA (1953), Ful. (1962)
Olds Recording, LA (1952)
Olds Studio, LA (1953)
Olds Special, Ful. (1964)
Olds Ambassador, LA (1954)
Olds Ambassador, Ful. (1973)
Bach Strads 37-(1967, 1970, 1974, 1982)
Bach Strad 72 MLV (1973), 72* (1982)
Kanstul 1500 (2002), 1502 (2008), 1503 (2002)
Kanstul 1537 (2007)
Kanstul Chicago (2000)
Kanstul 1510 C
King Liberty (1929,1929)
King Liberty 2 (1938, 1944)
King Liberty 2b (1950)
J.H. Darby 45 USA
Holton (Revelation) 1924
Kanstul 1525 Flugelhorn
" It's a dog eat dog world out there and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear" Norm Peterson "Cheers"
"No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up" Lilly Tomlin
The one thing I remember is marcing out in front of the Munich University Symphony orchestra for a recital of the Torelli concerto... and then finding I had left my mouthpiece behind... Had to run into the dressing room and fetch it, with 1800 of an audience waiting... Aarrgh!
Look at my quote at the bottom of my signature. That was from my high school band director. He said it about once a week, or more.......LOL.
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