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    Brass band romances

    I was a trombone player when I met my wife, who was a baritone player. I used to poke her with my slide (ooer.....) We're still together and have been married for 15 years this year. I still play, she doesn't. Our band has been responsible for so many marriages that it would take me too...
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    Official tMP North West Regional 2008 thread

    When we played on Sunday it was only the fourth time we'd had a full band. Like most committed players who try and juggle their busy work lives with their banding, me and some of my band mates get annoyed when certain players don't show up and make lame excuses for not being at rehearsals. I...
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    Official tMP North West Regional 2008 thread

    Coming from a far off land shorouded in mist come Islanders with viking heritage seeking silverware. An advance party will descend on the town of Blackpool on Friday to "acclimatise" and to sample the foreign ales. All the best to all the IOM bands competing this weekend, especially MCB in...
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    Help! Chavs!

    We shouldn't ecourage chavs to play in brass bands cos you'd get a Bb bass through your windows instead of a golf club. And that would be messy.
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    What car do you drive??

    Mmmm...... a brass banding chav eh?? Good to see the brass band movement is attracting a diverse cross section of society!
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    What car do you drive??

    I've got a silver VW Golf GT TDi 2 litre. It's very economical, but flies when you put the boot down. I've come a long way since my first car, which was an orange Austin Allegro with a square steering wheel - no, honest, it WAS square!!
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    What are you listening to at the moment.........

    Renaissance performed by ISB from the double CD "Origins"
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    Cheer up,

    This weekend is the start of the TT motor cycle races here on the IOM. It's the centenery this year and there's 20,000 motor cycles travelling here, which is twice as many as usual. It'll be absolute mayhem. Heaven for bikers though. Here's hoping they don't get TOO wet during the fortnight!!
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    Bad Joke Thread....

    What's the worst thing you can say to a man who complains his wife is frigid?? "No she isn't!"
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    Music of Kenneth Downie

    Purcell Variations - quality quality quality. You may have guessed I like that one!
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    Ben Thatcher's 'tackle' on Pedro Mendez

    Ben Thatcher rose to prominence playing for Millwall and has been of "dodgy temperament" at every club he's ever played for. He's typical of the sort of player who feels he has to be the hard man to make up for a lack of talent. Played with plenty of them over the years !! Hope they throw...
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    Bad Joke Thread....

    The husband had just finished reading the book, MAN OF THE HOUSE. He stormed into the kitchen and walked directly up to his wife. Pointing a finger in her face, he said, "From now on, I want you to know that I am the man of this house, and my word is law! I want you to prepare me a gourmet...
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    Bands in the national press again!

    Bands need teams, and there's no "I" in team (to coin a phrase). These people who are suing their band do not seem to be "team players". My mate was the principal euph in our band and had been for many years. He left the band a while ago because he didn't feel he was able to attend as...
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    Bad Joke Thread....

    Bloke goes to a zoo, but all that's there is a dog It was a shihtzu..............
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    What are you listening to at the moment.........

    "Magic Hour" by Cast - Such a good song to chill to