"Trust us; we're the government; we're here to help."
Olds Studio trumpet
Olds Special trumpet
Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn
Dillon Bb pocket trumpet
Selmer Bundy tenor trombone
Casio CTK-518 keyboard
"If it was just up to me, I'd have nothing but trumpet players on my show." - Jackie Gleason
Week before last it took me longer to get through immigration at O'Hare than an Iranian lady who was sitting in the seat next to me..... Like 20 minutes longer. My travelling trumpet was in the checked bag and had nothing to do with the holdup. My point is, it wasn't the ivory that caused this, ivory is just a symptom of something much bigger.
It does raise an interesting question however: what exactly to declare when travelling. If we are travelling with a $10,000 Monette, Harrelson or anything else, what should we declare? What about violin bows worth the same? What about violins worth far more? If we do everything correctly, what disadvantages could we have?
I have to admit, I do profile immigration and TSA employees........ Very seldom am I disappointed. Short people tend to be giving the most hard times.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
A trumpet's just a trumpet. The music's inside *you*.
If what I've posted offends you, please feel free to leave your need for validation below.
The Street Journal article is a good one, and of interest to trumpet players, but we make it a point not to discuss politics or religion here at TM.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
Schilke B1 & S42 (Bb), Conn 38A Connstellation (Cornet), Bach Strad 183 (Flugel), French Besson Classic (C)
Plus a modest collection of vintage trumpets.
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." Kurt Vonnegut
"It aint the mouthpiece." W.W.
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