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    since becoming a grand parent im afraid the only...

    since becoming a grand parent im afraid the only tune is the Peppa Pig theme. The sad thing is ive learnt it off the TV so I can play it to my grand kids.

    I tried them on a Diadem of Gold but it...
  2. Thread: Poor service

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    yep another OK for thomann. I also used a dutch...

    yep another OK for thomann. I also used a dutch company they were excellent and had large stock. I bought a willson 2950 euphonium form them. they had five on the shelf. the one they sent was...
  3. No but there is always a first time for...

    No but there is always a first time for everything?
  4. as a bit of a relief from professional playing...

    as a bit of a relief from professional playing for years there used to be nothing like playing with Portsmouth Sinfonia in the early eighties. to turn up with a double bass and have it taken off you...
  5. life is slightly different out there. I spent...

    life is slightly different out there. I spent sometime out there working. there was then an excellent band in the far north of Norway who didn't travel much to compete because they couldn't always...
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    As an ex professional musician we mostly objected...

    As an ex professional musician we mostly objected to paying the union subs. Whilst they published rates for work in the west end no one turned out for them as they were paultry. most people...
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    alas when i was at school the hours were availble...

    alas when i was at school the hours were availble to sit and practice.
    now age 58, and resposibilies takes over.
    although i still play reasonably well im now tied to a long hours directors position...
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    Makes me laugh all this LS&C bands aren't as...

    Makes me laugh all this LS&C bands aren't as good.
    1 is it because there is less distraction than living in the north. I started with Rowntrees works brand. Not a lot of distraction so two fully...
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    yep mobid piece about the sdeath of his father....

    yep mobid piece about the sdeath of his father. typically victorian. like polishing up knocker on the door or something similar?????
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    Had some recent investigation stuff at hospital....

    Had some recent investigation stuff at hospital. Have small hernia top of stomanc wall. Told not to worry about as 70%+ of people over 50 have one. Doesnt bother me. However, the bum cancer has!...
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    For three and half years I travelled around 12...

    For three and half years I travelled around 12 miles to band and 12 back through the congested roads of east London to another part of east London. Normally a good 30 minutes either way. Due to...
  12. I stopped playing a brass instrument in about 73...

    I stopped playing a brass instrument in about 73 and started palying another instrument for a living. shows, palais, studios. Alas as you get older and more cinical you get edged out by younger...
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    mmm. Yes we know. The band had a couple of runs...

    mmm. Yes we know. The band had a couple of runs at it last week. I found the eight notes to the bar at 120 bpm thoroughly enjoyable the first and second time through. After that I realised I needed...
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    Dave. Funny i had a car like that once? Off...

    Dave.
    Funny i had a car like that once? Off centre. And I was still allowed to drive it on the road.
    In my other previous life I was a pro bass player. I was once given a Brand new Fender jazz...
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    forgot to mention that when i got the 2056 it...

    forgot to mention that when i got the 2056 it came with an Alliance MP. i didnt like the 'thin' sound i produced with. so that went on ebay straightaway! (in fact i only know one person who uses one...
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    Overall I probably spent 200 squids finding the...

    Overall I probably spent 200 squids finding the MP that best suits me. However as ive now sold all the ones i bought i got back about 180. so i consider 20 well spent to try around ten MPs over a...
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    This is all subjective and alas unless you pop to...

    This is all subjective and alas unless you pop to the states where you can have a MP made to fit your ugly chops its all a compromise!
    If you havent got the cash then i suggest you get onto ebay and...
  18. Thread: Butlins 2013

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    Played through2nd section in memorium this week....

    Played through2nd section in memorium this week. An interesting ditty. My tongue is still in overdrive after bars of fast quavers!
    but i got a nap in counting 40 odd bars rest.
    skegness in January?...
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    I think again the over sensitive side gets in the...

    I think again the over sensitive side gets in the way. My mate is coloured. He actually knows that. He probably makes more money through being coloured than some white performers. he uses it and...
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    Stan should have phoned my mate here in the east...

    Stan should have phoned my mate here in the east end. He's a good cornet/flugel player and of African extraction. Then i suppose it would have been acceptable as he would have been 'in character'....
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    Sixteen months ago, 2011, at the whit marches I...

    Sixteen months ago, 2011, at the whit marches I was queuing up with my ex band to march a few yards. Dressed in our black shirts with band logo embroidered on and black trousers we became the victims...
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    Banding is a small introspective world. The acid...

    Banding is a small introspective world. The acid test is that if it stopped tomorrow the world wouldn't even flitch. Alas that it also true of most minority sports and pastimes. So the rhetoric is...
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    I think things like european contesting is also...

    I think things like european contesting is also tied in with expense of turning out. Currently a lot more cheaper for a European band to come here financially.
    on a final note about brass bands...
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    I should also point out that as a pro the...

    I should also point out that as a pro the instrument becomes just a tool to ean money with and is treated as such. Thrown in the case then in the car and then left in the corner until the next gig....
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    As an ex pro muso there is little loyalty to band...

    As an ex pro muso there is little loyalty to band leaders. No gigs bands so you move on. Amateur musicians have a bit more loyalty and stay with bands because it's their band. As a youngest I played...
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