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« on: Dec 31, 2016, 09:18AM »

Greetings, long-term Bunker residents and new TTF members!

Welcome to the Forum's virtual bar/cafe/restaurant/pub/rec room. You can drop in and discuss anything, topic miscellaneous. If you're happy or infuriated, or have a subject you'd like to air but don't want to start a new topic, or just feel like saying something, post it here! It's a bit like Facebook, but without the ads and games....

This place is called "The Bunker" because here we can hide from the world and escape from reality, just for a little while. Please don't be shy, the Bunker is open to all, no dress code necessary. No dress necessary at all....

We're going in the Wayback Machine to 1912 aboard the RMS Titanic.



We aren't taking halfway measures here.  This is the First Class lounge.  The bar is open for all First Class passengers (including you).  The ship's band plays in a corner.  Popular tunes of the day like "Turkey Trot", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", and a new one, "Everybody Loves A Chicken".  But they won't play "Nearer My God To Thee".  Don't worry, the ship is unsinkable and there are no icebergs in our virtual route.

Happy New Year everybody!
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2016, 07:18PM »

Opening in 45 minutes...

Happy New Year to all Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and Asia (and to the 3 or so Forum members in Africa).

Happy New Year to the US and Canada East, Central, and Mountain zones.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 01, 2017, 12:01AM »

And we're open!

** Moves velvet ropes aside **

Happy New Year!
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2017, 12:20AM »

Happy New Year everyone!

I have been watching the World Clock to see when the West Coast went past the end of year marker - some 18 minutes ago.

I was anxious to get in and make sure that no one took my corner seat at the bar.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 01, 2017, 06:11AM »

It has your name on it.  Just don't disturb the sleeping Richard in his Fury Green Thong :-P
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2017, 06:31AM »

Happy New Year!  :)
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 01, 2017, 07:12AM »

It's a pretty hoity toity bar this year! I feel like there IS a dress code on the Titanic. Wouldn't this place be more suitable for musicians who are not actually playing a gig in the bar?

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 01, 2017, 07:24AM »

I have been on TTF for 15+ years and never posted in the Bunker before. So now I have.

Random thoughts and observations.

Happy New Year.

It was cool to see the bones get a lot of screen time on the NY Phil Live from Lincoln Center last night. I got to meet Colin Williams and George Curran at STS in 2015. The Atlanta Symphony must be a pretty good training ground as 3 former ASO players are in the NYP brass section now.

Clemson sure beat the snot out of OSU. And FSU beat Michigan, so maybe the Big 10 ain't what it's cracked up to be and the ACC is pretty darn good.

Every time I sell a trombone I end up wishing I still had it at some point. Mostly. Except for that Getzen 1050 with the bad slide. And there was a Conn something or other that I really hated and only kept for a month. If I was a rich guy, I would be dangerous and probably own about 20 horns.

Maybe this is the year I will lost some weight. But probably not.

I don't mind global warming in the winter but I hate it in the summer.

Maybe the Braves won't suck as bad this year as last.

I wish my community band had members that actually practiced their horns. And drummers with at least a small sense of rhythm.

Enough for now. Y'all have a good year!!







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« Reply #8 on: Jan 01, 2017, 08:45AM »

Happy New Years! 
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 01, 2017, 09:24AM »

Happy New Year!!! :)
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2017, 04:38AM »

I hope everyone here has their best year yet in 2017. IT is likely to be a rocky year here in the States. I hope it doesn't upset too many applecarts around the world.
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:00PM »

sent my daughter back to school for Winter Term.  We were happy that she was able to carry her trombone onto the plane.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:08PM »

Thongs of Fury.

Can 2017 be weirder, more alternative universe, than 2016?

I guess we'll soon find out.
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:34PM »

One thing I've learned - things can always get worse.
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2017, 08:20PM »

Eagles on this morning's walk.

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« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2017, 08:41PM »

That's quite a sight. I consider myself lucky to see a handful of wild eagles a year, let alone more than one at the same time.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 02, 2017, 08:42PM »

You want to keep the ShihTzu leashed.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 02, 2017, 09:20PM »

The hatching of the Southwest Florida Bald Eagles has been getting a lot of attention over recent days on the TV news in Australia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymPFiPE88I
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2017, 12:40PM »

The hatching of the Southwest Florida Bald Eagles has been getting a lot of attention over recent days on the TV news in Australia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymPFiPE88I

I can tell
They're showing it in school :D
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2017, 04:12PM »

Graham,

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbLweooe3aM

Aussie's still have it for a bit!  Good!
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