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    CHRISTMAS CHARITY COLLECTING BY CARD

    Here's a notice I just saw on-line from The Salvation Army in Ontario.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    Ah, but do we scratch the surface with our left hand or our right Jack - lol.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I'm a "lefty" as well, born in 1945. I well remember having my knuckles rapped with a wooden ruler in school for writing left-handed......the teacher's name was James Forrest and I never forgot him!! That said, I continued to write with my left hand and also learned to play cornet right handed...
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    Is it ok to rehearse a brass quintet outside?

    This illustrates how it is a moving target, both within individual countries and from one country to another.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    Good points as always Keith. Thank you.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I contacted NYSB and here's the reply: " The CD will be available to order any day now... We are just working on getting it on the web site".
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I was surprised by your comment and then read your second post. I have some friends who play in HSSB and was sure I'd would have heard of any new CD. I assume there's a glitch on their site. I did hear of a new one "Coming Soon" from the NYSB; it's a double of their concert with Cory that...
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I hadn't heard about the WoB issue and find that both surprising and disappointing. If you are right in surmising that bands may have resorted to selling their own product that, in my opinion is a step back to the 70's and 80's when it was often difficult to locate some new recordings...
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I am as well Jim and have to agree with you about the lack of releases in recent times. I get it that maybe CD's aren't the big sell they used to be and downloading is becoming the new normal but there haven't even been any new releases for download. Surely there must have been projects in the...
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    Is it ok to rehearse a brass quintet outside?

    I believe any rehearsal, inside or outside and with a group of any size, will be dependent on your location. I live in Ontario and to my knowledge, any inside activity is not allowed here but physically distanced groups allowed outside. The fantastic concert last week with Manger and Eikanger...
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    WOBplay

    Complicated for sure and also, because we can't see it, maybe difficult to assimilate (it is for me). Ecologically speaking, I made the decision a few years ago to stop buying water in plastic bottles, which I can clearly see disposed of everywhere. That was easier for me and, interestingly...
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    WOBplay

    I'm not a user of Deezer, Spotify or any of the other streaming services and I don't anticipate using WOBPlay either. I understand that there are some ecological concerns surrounding streaming but I honestly don't understand what they are. However, for my comments that's not important because I...
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    Lockdown practice

    I listened to an interview with Richard Marshall the other day and he made some really interesting comments on Method material. He was interviewed by Derek Lance.
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    CV19, why the inequity?

    I agree with you and see similar things happening here in Canada as well. One example is the border between Canada and the US is supposed to be closed to all but essential travel which is proving to be a bit of a joke (if only it weren't so potentially serious it would be funny). I see so many...
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    Lockdown practice

    Good for him, that's quite amazing. And thanks for the encouragement as well. Maybe I should never have laid it down....but having done so and having tried to pick it up again (with encouragement from my daughter and two grand daughters) but with poor results I've decided to leave it alone. I...
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