I've decided it's time to forget about that unpleasantness in 1812 and introduce myself: Jim Hatfield, Glen Ellyn, IL, just west of the much better known community of Chicago, home of the Cubs, White Sox and Chicago Brass Band. I've no hope of making the first two lineups but I've been subbing enthusiastically with the latter and here I am at 5 AM pounding away on Charlier #1 in an effort to one day gain full membership. I've also just put a deposit down on a new Eclipse Bb cornet. I know it's the Indian, not the arrow, but from what I've heard about Leigh McKinney's work, a better arrow does make a difference. Oh, oh, my timer says it's time to quit posting and get back to Charlier. Stay thirsty, my friends!