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  1. Jack E

    Face Masks - what price a Banding Recovery?

    From the 'Daily Telegraph', today, explaining why the mandatory wearing of face masks is expanding relentlessly, when the blunt truth is that almost all those who are critically vulnerable to the disease have already died: "Mr Hancock suggested that making face coverings mandatory in shops and...
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    Lockdown Laughs - the Scrawl of the Wild

    Half of us will come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem. I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I'm cracking a safe. I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator. Still...
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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...
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    Statement from PC Peach

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    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...
  8. Jack E

    Democrats to flee the country?

    This lady is earmarked for success! :cool:
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    Mouthpieces - two for trombone / baritone, one tenor horn

    I've got three mouthpieces for sale, have no idea of a realistic price, so I've put them on E-bay. Besson 7 small-shank trombone / baritone mouthpiece (manufactured by Boosey & Hawkes, Edgware, according to the box). Some loss of plating on shank, and insertion marks on shank, but made a...
  10. Jack E

    A DELIGHT to listen to!

    Just listening to a CD called 'Baroque Brass', featuring The Canadian Brass, and the English Chamber Orchestra Brass (on RCA Victor, see below). Canadian Brass playing Bach's fugue, "Gigue" - pure musical poetry - I'm lost in admiration for both composer and players. :):):) RCA Victor...
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    Britain Leading the Way!

    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Canadian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their forebears already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago. Not to be outdone by their neighbours, in the weeks that followed, an...
  12. Jack E

    The Zen of Playing Silence

    I'm currently working up to playing an arrangement of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life', which includes these two bars: So, I do as I've been taught, and count in quavers, yet getting the start and finish of those two quaver rests right is more awkward than I would have believed...
  13. Jack E

    Review - Hercules Inst. Stand, DS552B (Tuba, Euph, Bari)

    Having sold some old railway lamps on E-bay, I decided to treat my bari to a proper stand, instead of the heavily padded guitar stand I've been using until now. A couple of months back, I bought a stand advertised as suitable for a baritone from a company in Germany, a Cantabile Classic -...
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    Public Safety Announcement

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    England: "Hold me beer . . . "

    All Blacks, 7; England, 19 . . . maybe their team need a new haka choreographer? :cool:
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    Band Uniforms being offered on Facebook

    Nothing to do with me; being advertised by a poster on Facebook (link below), and I thought it might be of interest to someone here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "25 reconditioned mess style jackets...
  17. Jack E

    Avante Garde Construction

    Google "Escher" :cool:
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    The Curse of the Prehensile Thumb

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    Do not awaken the sleeping giants . . .

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    "Do NOT Try This At Home", they said.

    Oops . . . my bad . . .
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