Author Archives: Gandalfe

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant jazz saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.

Summer 2014 ~ The Quiet Change to Autumn

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September … Continue reading

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Autumn Approacheth

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September … Continue reading

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Mouthpiece Sale Blowout!

Sunday, 24 August 2014, starting a 1 PM (pacific time), Quinn the Eskimo Vintage Horns will be listing lots of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. Many of these auctions will start at 99 cents with no minimums. You can view these … Continue reading

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Paul Desmond Quotes

On the secret of his tone: “I honestly don’t know! It has something to do with the fact that I play illegally.” “I have won several prizes as the world’s slowest alto player, as well as a special award in … Continue reading

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Ballard Locks Vintage Car Show

My band, the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, played at the Ballard Locks last weekend. We had a great crowd and once again, the Vintage Car Show was set up next to the playing stand. Here are some quick pictures I … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: At 92, area’s last typewriter repairman loves his Selectrics

This was such a cool article I just had to share. The area’s last typewriter repairman is 92 and he’ll tell you all kinds of stories. Bob Montgomery has the time for stories because he’s not that busy these days. … Continue reading

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Security 101: 1.2 Billion Passwords Hacked and YOU

First, the story. From USA Today. I asked a friend who does computer security, what to do about passwords. Here’s a small primer. He wrote up his suggestions for the layman here. 1. If you have a password that’s under … Continue reading

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