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1  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Houston benefit concert with John Kitzman et al on: Yesterday at 08:23 PM
I participated in a trombone recital event last night. It was organized by Derek Hawkes, asst. principal Nashville Symphony and an ex-student of John Kitzman at SMU. Of course Kitzman recently retired from the Dallas Symphony after nearly 50 years on the job!

I played with Them Bones, a long standing 6 bone and rhythm jazz group. The rest of the performances were classical in nature.

Lots of players there.

John Kitzman played in a trombone quartet, performing Suite our Quatre Trombones - Desire Dondeyne

He also played Bluebells of Scotland. He sounded terrific. Every time I hear a performance of that solo I am filled with anxiety!

All proceeds raised by the benefit concert went to Houston area Band programs to help rebuild and recover after the Hurricane.
2  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Uranium One scandal debunked on: Yesterday at 08:17 PM
The most telling detail is... the Russians never get any uranium.


3  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Uranium One scandal debunked on: Yesterday at 12:30 AM
This takes the air out of the sails of the right wing's obsession with the alleged with Hillary Uranium quid pro quid sale.

And it comes straight off of Fox News.

4  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 15, 2017, 02:28PM
Well, you had the scaffold built and the rope hung to hang Hillary Clinton over Benghazi when after the investigation completed it turned out that the Republican Congress had withheld money to add to embassy defensive staff, while Clinton herself had nothing to do with the demonstration that became a riot and ended in the deaths of the Ambassador and 3 others.

I also should point out that a lot of the Catholic Priest molestation accusations occurred long after the molestation.  In a lot of cases, the victims blame themselves and suppress the affair.

Note that one accusation against Moore is possibly a fluke.  Five is another matter.

Agreed. DD, it is disingenuous for you to take that stance while you screamed for Hillary to be fired and indicted. Because of the way you take different stands depending on the way the political wind blows you have zero credibility.
5  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 14, 2017, 03:27PM
Like Hillary stood by her man. LOL!

Actually, I never he was innocent or guilty. I've just been concerned about allegations being made 40 years after the fact, and using that as the standard for guilt. There is not enough time before the election for him to properly defend himself. So this attack was well timed for a reason.

What say you in regard to the FBI releasing Hillary emails right before the election? IIRC, you were quite pleased with that. And yet disappointed that none of them were damning enough to lead to an indictment.

Your outrage is selective and laughable DD.

And as far as 40 years after the fact, you think that those offenses should be swept aside? Ignored? This perv is trying to be a US SENATOR.

6  Practice Break / Food and Drink / Butter in coffee, etc on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:06AM
I have been reading about different ways to make coffee. I use a french press most of the time.

The other day I realized I was out of milk. I did have some heavy whipping cream in the fridge. Wow! Nectar of the Gods. With a little raw sugar added it was delicious.

Sometime ago I heard about people putting butter in their coffee. At first the idea sounded disgusting. But really, milk, whipping cream and butter all come from the cow anyway.

I tried it. Not bad.

It was suggested that I go with clarified butter (ghee). I bought some last night. This morning's coffee was great.

Beyond that, some people use coconut oil too. I haven't tried that yet.
7  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:30AM
The case for Hillary is for more than 'he said/she said'.

I've seen many reports that Gloria Allred is behind one or more of these allegations, discounting her motives, the reports go on to say how much has been paying the ladies to make their allegations public. Is any of this true? I don't know, again, allegations, allegations,....

I'm just saying unless you want a political process to turn into destruction by nothing but allegations, then keep feeding the people who are doing this.

Watch the episode of Orville for which I posted the link. That could be our future if we don't start getting it right. 

I admit DD. I am not the least bit surprised by your bias. When the allegations meet your agenda, you believe them. When they don't, you dismiss them.

You remind me of the wife of Jerry Sandusky. He was convicted of molesting kids, and some of the offenses occurred in his basement while his wife was upstairs. Yet she insisted that nothing happened.

Why? She was married to the creep, and no matter how bad the charges were, she stood by her man.
8  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:27AM
I saw a meme on facebook I wish I could share here.

It showed an Alabaman in the voting booth. He is truly in crisis mode over his two choices. One button read "Elect Democrat" and the other one read "Elect Child Molester"

And now these stories from the past emerge. Banned from local mall for bothering teenage girls.  >:(

9  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Donald Knaub video on: Nov 13, 2017, 10:32PM
I entered The Eastman School of Music in 1956 as a euphonium player, and so was assigned Don Knaub as my professor. It was a perfect match for this dumb little kid from the coal mines of Pennsylvania.  What a patient and caring man he was ! We stayed in touch through the years as my career progressed and I later had the privilege of re-mastering several of his LPs into a CD called "Retread" that shows his mastery of the bass trombone and serves as a guide to all of us who might aspire to match his achievements.
He was a professor, a mentor and a friend and is greatly missed.  RIP, Don.

Nice tribute! Good!
10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 13, 2017, 10:25PM
DD, you didn't seem to have any concerns about due process when accusations were made towards Hillary. Revisit your old posts.

In this latest accusation of assault of the then-16 year old, the alleged victim produced her high school yearbook and points to where Roy Moore is said to have signed it, even referencing the name of the restaurant where the girl was a waitress.

It is interesting how he now claims that he never heard of the girl, much less the diner.

We'll see. If he is innocent, he should offer to submit handwriting examples for comparison.

But imo he is not innocent.
11  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Donald Knaub video on: Nov 12, 2017, 07:26PM

worth watching!
12  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 12, 2017, 08:55AM

You are happy to accept the trial by media if the unsourced accusations are against Hillary and Podesta, but now decry the attack of the savage hordes.  I wonder what could be different.


Well, as you know, that is exactly how DD works. I guess he doesn't have daughters.

Consider that all of the different women who can attest to Moore's behavior are from disparate locations and backgrounds. Plus several witnesses attest that the alleged victims told them what happened when those things happened. And DD seriously wants to be believe it is a political conspiracy. Yeah, RIGHT.

And past co-workers say that Moore dated high school girls back then.

another source (since DD doesn't accept CNN as credible): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/roy-moore-colleague-common-knowledge-dated-teenagers-article-1.3627653

Yet DD still sides with Roy Moore. I guess moral compromises are part of the game with him.


13  Creation and Performance / Other Musicians and Ensembles / Re: 100 years old. The first jazz recording. on: Nov 11, 2017, 02:19PM
I just got off a cruise ship, and I introduced myself to the jazz band/show band. I asked if they could play some Trad Jazz, and they said that was crap music. LOL! They play the more sophisticated stuff in the bebop genre. LOL!

Oh well, at least I asked. They were all from the Ukraine and were very good. I enjoyed listening to them.

I would assume since they dismiss trad jazz, they can't play it.
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / WTB: 30's era King Silvertone 2B on: Nov 11, 2017, 02:15PM
A friend in Florida is looking for one.
15  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 10, 2017, 10:39PM
There it is, in a nutshell (so to speak)
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Playing on the 72H on: Nov 10, 2017, 09:50PM
I am enjoying the hell out of playing the 72H (1962 vintage) around the house. Note: not on gigs; I could never be mistaken for a real bass trombonist, but it sure is fun...and it is impacting my small bore playing in a very positive way.

Even though I am using a Bach 3G, it is still demanding on my airstream. The low Ds, Dbs, and Cs are coming out, yes even POPPING out, but not on a consistent basis.  But I am working on it. Running arpeggios that descend into that range, etc.

I led my twice monthly jazz gig this past Tuesday and my 6H was really barking. I mean, it was really happening. My control and endurance was off the charts. And I know it is because of time spent on the bass bone.

I took this horn as an even trade on the '64 6H I had for sale. T spoke to the guy who I swapped with. He is more than happy with the deal. As am I.

Both horns were very near mint with inner slides that are virtually spotless.

I had no intention of seeking out a bass bone, but this one may stay around. I am having way too much fun to consider passing it along!
17  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 10, 2017, 09:39PM
I think we have just reached the same space as Orville, lol!

please expound
18  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Ended up with boxes of salon music on: Nov 10, 2017, 09:36PM
19  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 10, 2017, 05:15PM
I caught a great comment about what some are calling the developing Women's Spring on NPR this morning driving in to work. I don't recall the exact quote, but it was about all these dudes who are used to silencing their victims and getting plenty of enabling. The woman said something simply about how the fear and shame are changing sides. That makes me happy.

20  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 10, 2017, 04:06PM
I'd find it amusing that the Republican leaders (notably Bannon) are all rallying around accused Senator Roy Moore over the claims of 4 different women regarding their experiences with his alleged unsavory and illegal sexual behavior.

This is much different than the position they were taking over Weinstein. (And of course, Weinstein's behavior SHOULD be condemned. No one is defending him.

But with the Roy Moore story, the claims are that is just more 'fake media' and a conspiracy to bring him down.

Horse ****

Apart from the similar claims from the 4 women (who don't even know each other), there are many people attesting that the girls (underage at the time) did talk about what had happened to them.

These clowns should be ashamed of themselves for saying that the girls are lying without even considering that there may be something to the accusations. All knee jerk and political. Disgusting.
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