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spike

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Okay all this talk about ligs, reeds, necks, mouthpieces, the most fabulous horn in the universe and whatever gas gear stuff. Ferget it!

Today I found the ultimate solution to becoming the sax god you've always dreamed of being - It's yer boots.

I've been gigging and shedding, band rehearsals and practicing a lot lately but at the end of the day I was always sort of "Oh no man, I'm just not hittin' it". I've been lying awake in bed at night for weeks now, tossin' and turnin' wonderin' what is it? what's missing?

Anyway I needed some new boots so I looked around and nothin' really grabbed me until I saw a pair of dusty looking ankle boots in the corner of a local shoo shop. They were marked down, 20% off, lost and lonely, nobody obviously wanted 'em but they looked very kewl indeed, ****kicker style but with a round toe - and they were my size. Tried 'em on - not an absolute perfect fit but there was something about them, say no more, they had to be mine.

When I got home I put 'em on, did some striding about and immediately felt like I was walkin' like ten feet tall, like a new man, hey. And then for some reason I found myself drawn into my studio, picked up my tenor and just blew my blues away. Everything just fell into place, the shadowy mist that's been hanging over me just evaporated. Nobody will believe me, but it's a true story.

Ferget the sax gear gas. Stand tall, go get yerself some magic boots.
 

Alice

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Perfect excuse for me to go and buy some new ones! Thanks Spike! I've seen just the ones too!
 

trimmy

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"These boots were made for honkin and that's just what they'll do"
 

Al Ex

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Ok, I'll buy cool shoes then. But I'll try to get a Selmer Mk6 too, just in case. And another mouthpiece, and a new lig, maybe. Then, I shall be able to celebrate my first year of sax playing the way it has to ben celebrated. Oh wait, my wife's here and... *OUCH*
 

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Targa

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Couldn't find the Millicent Martin original from TWTWTW but there is this version.
 

MandyH

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Okay all this talk about ligs, reeds, necks, mouthpieces, the most fabulous horn in the universe and whatever gas gear stuff. Ferget it!

Today I found the ultimate solution to becoming the sax god you've always dreamed of being - It's yer boots.

I've been gigging and shedding, band rehearsals and practicing a lot lately but at the end of the day I was always sort of "Oh no man, I'm just not hittin' it". I've been lying awake in bed at night for weeks now, tossin' and turnin' wonderin' what is it? what's missing?

Anyway I needed some new boots so I looked around and nothin' really grabbed me until I saw a pair of dusty looking ankle boots in the corner of a local shoo shop. They were marked down, 20% off, lost and lonely, nobody obviously wanted 'em but they looked very kewl indeed, ****kicker style but with a round toe - and they were my size. Tried 'em on - not an absolute perfect fit but there was something about them, say no more, they had to be mine.

When I got home I put 'em on, did some striding about and immediately felt like I was walkin' like ten feet tall, like a new man, hey. And then for some reason I found myself drawn into my studio, picked up my tenor and just blew my blues away. Everything just fell into place, the shadowy mist that's been hanging over me just evaporated. Nobody will believe me, but it's a true story.

Ferget the sax gear gas. Stand tall, go get yerself some magic boots.

Yours is the first post I've seen with almost every rating going, across the bottom of it!
That made me smile almost as much as your post.
You have divided the opinion of the cafe community quite spectacularly!

But, hey! if it works, don't knock it!
 

spike

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Cobblers!
'Ello Stephen, love your story :D Especially the punch line.
Pity you're so far away, my missus runs an Outdoor store.
I've got everything from Timberlands to lightweight hikers for dog walkin' in the black forest and last but not least high-tec Himalayans for gigs at the Nanjapuram basecamp, but I only wear those for gigs on the back of a trailer in the middle of a muddy field.
The ones I got yesterday are really magic, as soon as I put 'em on it's Wabash Cannonball and chicken sax time and as an added bonus I can wear them and drive my car at the same time, and although they were expensive they were cheaper than a new mouthpiece and they don't squeak ;)
 
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Colin the Bear

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I must admit that shoes do make the gig go better.
 

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