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Posted on 03/11/08 8:12:41 PM
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I have a fridge magnet which says Only dull women have immaculate houses.

I had to hide it when my sister in law came to stay.

Posted on 03/11/08 8:34:23 PM
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I thought of something very naughty after reading the last 3 posts but best not post it

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Posted on 03/11/08 8:59:21 PM
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Snowball - I have the same magnet, and I think - the same sister-in-law!

New: a cushy new neckstrap with "stretch" aaahhhhh

Better: my chops are good now for 1.5 hours instead of .5

Worse: Rehearsals are 3 hours long - 1.5 hours to go!



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Posted on 07/11/08 4:38:36 PM
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Again nothing new

Just work this weekend (unexpected) so again no playing

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Posted on 08/11/08 1:14:21 PM
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Luluna wrote:

Worse: Rehearsals are 3 hours long - 1.5 hours to go!



I can't tell you how jealous I am that you have long band rehearsals... we have to squeeze everything in in 1 hr 45 a week! My name is joanna and i'm a band-aholic...

Posted on 08/11/08 2:36:05 PM
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Joanna - I don't mind the long rehearsals - I just wish my chops lasted that long - made it for a full 2 hours the other night

My hubby tells me of a famous motorcycle race called the "TTs" on your Isle (he went to school in Wales and attended the bike race yearly - I think he used to participate but won't admit it in front of the kids).

New: chucked the "vintage" reeds, ordered a new box

Better: chops

Worse: thinking I needed a new mouthpiece - it was just the reeds!



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Posted on 11/11/08 09:03:59 AM
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New: up to Summer time in Abracadabra Saxophone

Better: local wind specialist says a service will sort out some of the problems I've been having and I may not need a new mp.

Worse: having to fork out for the service

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Posted on 11/11/08 1:09:05 PM
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Luluna wrote:

My hubby tells me of a famous motorcycle race called the "TTs" on your Isle (he went to school in Wales and attended the bike race yearly - I think he used to participate but won't admit it in front of the kids).




Yes the TT races happen here every May/June. I'll probably get shot down by the oldie bikers here but the TT isn't really what the island is about. It's good fun (and sometimes an annoyance when you're blocked in by 200mph bikes for hours at a time!), but the best thing about the island is its breathtaking beauty and fascinating history.

New: Back injury :-*(
Better: Nothing
Worse: Probably my sax playing, since all I've done is whinge about my back!

Posted on 11/11/08 1:16:57 PM
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Hope the back gets better soon Joanna. I've just got over a bad back - it was terrible trying to sleep. Physio sorted me out!!

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Posted on 11/11/08 5:13:57 PM
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I'm an "oldie biker" who got a speeding ticket on Mad Sunday when there's no speed limit
I agree though, the Island's beautiful, especially when doing a ton over the mountain

New: pub gigs in November and December
Better: my wife singing in the band
Worse: my wife singing in the band (I'll have to behave)

Posted on 11/11/08 7:22:45 PM
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Col wrote:
I'm an "oldie biker" who got a speeding ticket on Mad Sunday when there's no speed limit

I don't know many police officers who can be bothered booking someone for speeding on Mad Sunday! Unless you were doing a ton through Kirk Michael and not on the mountain

Posted on 11/11/08 8:07:14 PM
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Better: Making some progress with my new tenor at last and had a great lesson with my new teacher who I am going to get on with very well.

Worse: Total cock up! Forgot my daughter is in a musician competition on Saturday 22nd November and now will have to sell my Tommy Smith ticket as I cannot now go! Buga!!

Anyone interested I will check all tthe details and add to the yardsale tonight.

PM me if interested.


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Posted on 13/11/08 4:35:37 PM
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New - joined a band

Better - my general intonation/tone/finger dexterity

Worse - occasionally drop out of the higher octave (Ive had a bit of a sinus infection and wondered whether that could be having an affect? )



Posted on 17/11/08 8:53:29 PM
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New: fed up with band cos most of the numbers that need sax seem to have been dropped from the set

Better: nothing as have not been able to get sax home from work between last Wednesday's practice and today

Worse: see above



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Posted on 17/11/08 8:58:03 PM
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Snowball wrote:
New: fed up with band cos most of the numbers that need sax seem to have been dropped from the set



Suggest some new ones!!

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Posted on 18/11/08 5:03:12 PM
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New: Band's new PA system has arrived!! Over 4k of tower power in time for our gig on Friday

Better: Two massive monitors, a mixing desk and a sound technichan

Worse: Still can't hear myself over our animal drummer (he's the loudest on the South Coast) and bass player who thinks playing loud = playing better

Posted on 18/11/08 5:34:39 PM
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Hi Col!

You'll have to buy a trumpet if you want to be heard!

Tom


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Posted on 18/11/08 6:30:08 PM
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New: snow

Better: arrival of mint condition (never used) vintage Brilhart Ebolin

Worse: can't try it out until I find a ligature





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Posted on 19/11/08 5:56:16 PM
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After weeks not being able to play, I am back jamming Thursday night
that's if I can remember how to play

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Posted on 19/11/08 9:02:29 PM
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It'll all come back, Smiffy!

I am back in love with my band again. have had a fun practice, and actually in most of the numbers I can either play an elaborate clarinet part or play random notes on the sax Have even been asked to do the intro for one

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Posted on 20/11/08 09:15:48 AM
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Glad it all seems to be back on track Snowball, I think everyone has weeks like that. I guess you have to have some bad times to appreciate the good ones!!

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Posted on 21/11/08 8:53:26 PM
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New: Discovered that there is a seriously good tenor for under 500 (Bahaus-Walstein).
Better: Getting to grips with the first 5 major scales.
Worse: Son dropped and chipped his Yamaha 6C mouthpiece. Now having to fork out for a new one.

Posted on 22/11/08 5:23:53 PM
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New : Our new sax group
Better : My playing will be better after playing with these fantastic people lol
Worse : nothing worse happy as anything

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Posted on 23/11/08 09:18:45 AM
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new: My tutor got me playing the really low notes at my lesson this week!! C#, B & Bb. It was quite a stretch getting my little finger that low!!

better: starting to get better at The Can Can.

worse: the weather!!!

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Posted on 23/11/08 09:23:54 AM
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better: starting to get better at The Can Can.


Dont forget to stretch your hamstrings first though

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Posted on 24/11/08 07:25:30 AM
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chadders wrote:
better: starting to get better at The Can Can.


Dont forget to stretch your hamstrings first though

Chad

Ah yes, perhaps I should have said 'playing the Can Can'!!!




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Posted on 27/11/08 09:39:34 AM
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New - Have just got my sax back from its service

Better - all the pads aligned and mechanisms working. Can play low C and D (and may be able to go even lower when I work out which keys to press - hasn't been much point trying up til now) and can run down the scale in the second octave without having to take my thumb off the thumb key when I get to G. Money well spent!

Worse - level of funds in bank account

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Posted on 27/11/08 09:44:44 AM
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Nick Cook wrote:
better: starting to get better at The Can Can.



Its the vision of the dress that's worrying me.


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Posted on 27/11/08 10:10:46 AM
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I've got very good legs!!!


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Posted on 28/11/08 3:48:55 PM
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New, again nothing apart from being a bit depressed having not had time to play, I wanted to be able to play a couple of tunes by xmas that I had set myself, little to no chance now, so that covers worse as wel

Better................. oh dear not a good time at all



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