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  1. Jack E

    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    I came across this quote in a 'Sunday Telegraph' article today, which sheds an interesting light on the apparent fatality rates of Covid-19. If the doctor the 'Telegraph' quoted is correct in her view (and I see no reason to doubt it), it raises two distinct possibilities; firstly, that the...
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    I said I refuse to shut myself away - I did NOT say I would deliberately go to crowded places and spend a lot of time there, did I? Frankly, the kind of over-reaction in your post is exactly the thing I'm against, and what I do NOT think helps anyone. As for medics having to make a choice as...
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    To put this in perspective, since the Corona virus appeared in this country, 35 people have died. Whilst I have every sympathy for the familes and friends of those victims, it's worth mentioning that 26 people died of bog standard flu in Britain, in a single WEEK last January, and many HUNDREDS...
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    People buying in a bit extra is 'building up food stores'; people who can afford to do so completely clearing the shelves so that others with less money are forced to go without is stupid, selfish and utterly irresponsible. For example, I've read a report of two customers in Tesco's, both of...
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    STOLEN - French Horn

    Message on Facebook from Kin Tat Alfred Lee, dated 10th March, 2020. Message reads: "My french horn was stolen. Someone has taken my horn during tonight when I am at wetherspoon in Baker Street London. Please share and keep your eyes open and give me any information if you can. Yellow brass...
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    Some 'Dad Jokes' to make you groan!

    My daughter came up to me last night and started drawing on my arm. I think she was just looking for a shoulder to crayon. The World Health Organisation has declared that dogs cannot transmit the Coronavirus, and that there is no longer any reason to quarantine them. So, now we know - that's...
  7. Jack E

    S.A. Regal Zonophone 78rpm - Stunning Restorations

    @Heinz Schmidt - many thanks for your explanation of the technical differences between the two formats, Heinz; I found that very helpful. With best regards, Jack
  8. Jack E

    Still Wanted - Brass Teacher, with extra info

    @tMP Paul, @tMP Staff I'm happy to say that I'm now fixed up for lessons with Ed Walford, so could you close or lock this thread, please? Many thanks, Jack E
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    S.A. Regal Zonophone 78rpm - Stunning Restorations

    I found this website which gives a very detailed listing of what's available, and you can search by artist, country, album title, catalogue number, year, or medium - i.e., CD, cassette, 45, LP or 78. https://www.regalzonophone.com/Music You can't download them from this site, but you can pick...
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    S.A. Regal Zonophone 78rpm - Stunning Restorations

    Can you tell me what ISB means, John?
  11. Jack E

    Statement from PC Peach

  12. Jack E

    Still Wanted - Brass Teacher, with extra info

    Good evening, Sharon, and thank you for your reply, but I have been in touch with Ed Walford, and am making arrangements to start having lessons with him. With best regards, Jack
  13. Jack E

    Greetings from North Carolina

    Welcome to the forum, Jim!
  14. Jack E

    Still Wanted - Brass Teacher, with extra info

    @edwalford - thank you, Ed, I will PM you. With best regards, Jack
  15. Jack E

    Still Wanted - Brass Teacher, with extra info

    Well, a number of your questions were actually answered in my first post. I don't see myself as a 'demanding adult'; in the enquiries I sent to the teachers I've contacted, I'm pretty sure I've come across as somebody who is at the 'novice improver' stage, who wants to get better. I haven't...
  16. Jack E

    Still Wanted - Brass Teacher, with extra info

    My previous post on this subject has had over 110 views, but no replies - and I wondered whether people might have assumed that when I said "within reasonable distance of Buxton", I meant "within ten minutes drive." I'd be willing to consider up to 40 miles away, if necessary. Any ideas, please?
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    Wanted - Brass Teacher (Buxton, Derbys. area)

    For the last three or four months, I've been trying to find a brass teacher within reasonable travelling distance of Buxton - but which won't involve going into the insane rat race of the main roads into Manchester. I've tried several sites which have the contact details for brass teachers...
  18. Jack E

    Democrats to flee the country?

    Hell's teeth - I posted what I thought was just a mild Mickey take, and it turns into a discussion on politics and political philosophy. Don't worry, people - I won't post any more jokes.
  19. Jack E

    Democrats to flee the country?

    Thank you, 2nd Tenor - and a very Happy New Year to you and your family :) With best regards, Jack
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