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1  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shutdown? on: Yesterday at 04:37 PM
I saw on the news today that the message on the White House answering machine states that no one can answer at this time because the Democrats have shut down the government.  Amazed

Trump is absolutely incapable of accepting any responsibility or blame for anything.

2  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Jan 20, 2018, 08:30PM
Trump interview in 2011 discussing a government shutdown:

"In my opinion – you know, I hear the Democrats are going to be blamed and the Republicans are going to be blamed. I actually think the president would be blamed. If there is a shutdown, and it’s not going to be a horrible shutdown because, as you know, things will sort of keep going…. If there is a shutdown I think it would be a tremendously negative mark on the president of the United States. He’s the one that has to get people together."

“I’m a deal man,” Trump added. “I’ve made hundreds and hundreds of deals and transactions. He never did deals before. How can you expect a man that’s not a deal man that never did a deal, other than frankly becoming president of the United States, he never did a deal, how’s he going to corral all these people to get them to do a deal?"

More irony. Add to that the promise that he wouldn't have time to go play golf.
3  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Jan 20, 2018, 08:14PM
Smell that burger cooking?
4  Practice Break / Food and Drink / Key Lime Pie anyone? on: Jan 13, 2018, 10:21AM
Donna and I spent a week in Key West last year (before the Hurricane). We ate Key Lime Pie every day at different places, to see which one we liked best. Yes I like Key Lime Pie.

When we got back home Donna said "You'll never want to eat another KLP for a long time!"

Au contraire! I love it. So I went online and checked out a few recipes. I settled on one and adapted it for my own use. It has been praised widely among my circle of friends. One said it was the best he ever had.

So if anyone is interested, here is my recipe. (I just made one this morning  Pant)

One can Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup key lime juice (my local grocer stocks it. It is much better than stock lime juice)
1/4 cup pure pineapple juice
Graham cracker pie crust (this is the one ingredient I don't make myself. The Keebler ones are great)

Whip 4 eggs yolks thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Add condensed milk. Blend completely. Add juice. Stir until completely blended.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Pour mixture into pie crust. Place in oven for 15 minutes.

Remove pie from oven and let cool (put in the refrigerator)

One cup heavy whipping cream
One tablespoon sugar (the original recipe called for 1 1/2  but that was way too sweet imo)

Pour whipping cream into mixing bowl and add sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat it thoroughly until it starts to stiffen and 'peak'

Stir onto cooled pie.


It is easy and delicious!
5  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Jan 11, 2018, 07:22PM
Fire and Fury

His pants are on fire too
6  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Arpaio...here we go again on: Jan 11, 2018, 01:48PM
When will these ****** drop this debunked allegation of Obama's birth certificate being faked?


7  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Police state on: Jan 10, 2018, 01:55PM
How about this one:

Three members of the the Code Pink activist group have been convicted on charges of disrupting Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing.

Desiree Fairooz, one of the protesters who was found guilty, said all she did was laugh during the hearing.

Ms Fairooz, 61, was found guilty on two charges of disorderly conduct and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds.

Each protester could face up to 12 months in prison.

Evidence that the USA is turning into a fascist state
8  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Police state on: Jan 10, 2018, 09:24AM
Those two stories were very troubling.

In the case of the school board meeting, she was simply exercising her right to ask questions at a public meeting. And the school board president didn't like hearing what she was saying so she is thrown out and arrested. She should sue. I would.

The direction this country is heading is very concerning. We have a so-called president who calls for publication of a book to be stopped. That is not what the USA is about. And it is ironic that he has a problem with what he calls untrue statements being made about him since he makes countless untrue statements on a daily basis.....multiple times a day.  Don't know
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Conn 23H / 6H compatibility? on: Jan 10, 2018, 08:17AM
I have been told by a couple of folks that inner slides on the 23H director can be used on the 6H. In the experience of repairmen on here (or Conn experts), is this true?

10  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Roswell Rudd on: Jan 06, 2018, 11:22AM
Roswell Rudd was also a good neighbor.  He wrote music for, worked with, and played with the students at Rondout Valley High School, near his home in Kerhonksen.

That's great!
11  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Jan 04, 2018, 07:53AM
What concerns me greatly is the fact that many leading republicans speak of taking $ from social security to help balance the budget. Yet they increase the deficit by their huge corporate tax breaks.

It is nothing but a con game.
12  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Jan 03, 2018, 08:23AM
Interesting headline, although I don't believe his comments are for purely virtuous purposes...

Bannon Says Trump Tower Meeting Was ‘Treasonous’ And ‘Unpatriotic’

I bet Breitbart doesn't choose that narrative, however.

My bet is that this is just trying to put a spin on it that is less damaging to the Don. Money laundering involving his son is a lot less damaging that obstruction of justice, and the other possible charges against the so-called POTUS.

The whole lot of them is corrupt.
13  Town Hall / Notices from TTF Members / JEN conference in Dallas on: Jan 03, 2018, 08:18AM
Is anyone else attending the Jazz Educators convention in Dallas this week? (JEN)

I will be there. I'm not presenting a clinic or performance this time around, but I will be at my publisher's booth from time to time. (Penders Music)

It starts today and runs through Saturday (Jan. 3 - 6)
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Bob’s Bones Estate Sale - Schmelzer 1, 6H (LW Slide), 6H (Valve), 48H on: Jan 01, 2018, 10:19PM
Good prices.
15  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Roswell Rudd on: Dec 30, 2017, 10:45PM
Excellent observations Jacob. Thanks for writing and sharing this.

When I first heard Roswell, I frankly thought he was a joke. I was only listening to bebop players. In art terms, I felt that the bobbers painted with a fine brush and Roswell simply threw paint all over the canvas ala Jackson Pollock.

Only much later did I begin to appreciate the unbridled honesty and raw emotion in his playing. When I was in grad school at UNT I researched Roswell's career, and wrote a paper on him based on several telephone interviews. Unfortunately that paper was lost somewhere over the years, and several moves."

I have many cards and letters from him that I treasure, as well as a lot of his LPs that I managed to locate. The earliest one is one of the Eli's Chosen Six recordings from his college days at Yale.

Thanks again Jacob  Good!
16  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Dec 29, 2017, 03:42PM
I don't understand your comparison.

Well, there's the problem lol
17  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Roy Moore is a m-o-r-o-n on: Dec 29, 2017, 03:26PM
What I find surreal is how Roy Moore continually evokes God when he speaks of the election that he refuses to acknowledge that he lost.

He kept using the phrase "God's will". But I guess he can't recognize that it is God's will when the results aren't to his liking.

What a jackass
18  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our (semi-)balanced former POTUS on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:05AM
If he's anything like my dad was at 99 he's waiting... for Wheel of Fortune to come on.

Same with my dad. Vanna is hot no matter how old you get
19  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Lip bending- good, bad or ugly on: Dec 25, 2017, 11:05PM
Lip bending is very beneficial for gaining flexibility and embouchure control.
20  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: James Levine, students, festivals on: Dec 25, 2017, 05:38PM
Earlier on in this post I shared my story of tales I heard about a private teacher of mine in jr high school and high school.

I stated that he never was inappropriate with me. So yes, I too could state that the stories I heard about this teacher are "completely irreconcilable with my extensive personal experience", but it doesn't make them any less true.

So I wouldn't even begin to dismiss the experiences of other students (the ones who were assaulted or propositioned).
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