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“Gadgets and Gizmos:” Smartphone Apps to Improve Low Brass Teaching and Performance

Originally posted on The Reforming Trombonist:
The development of smartphones and other hand-held computing devices has brought rapid changes to the ways in which we live, work, and play. Not all of these changes are positive; I doubt I’m alone…

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The Fallacy of Sexual Freedom: Our Bodies Our Sins

Originally posted on Dr. Nymphobrainiac:
This quote from Budokon University founder Cameron Shayne, who is a practitioner of his own style of therapeutic yoga, martial arts, and lifestyle interventions, moved me to reflection; particularly the first and last passages: “We…

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Brush|Reed ~ Beautiful music for beautiful art

Here’s your chance to contribute to the arts. Clever collaboration by beautiful and talented artists, gotta love and share that! Read more: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brushreed-abroad-series-hong-kong-2014

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Supertramp – Logical Song Lyrics

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,Joyfully, playfully watching me.But then they send me away to teach me … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Creativeconflictwisdom's Blog:
An interesting poster from 1911 from the US Industrial Workers of the World or ‘Wobblies’, which seems strangely topical, along with the FDR quote, though, as usual, I post to provoke thought, not orthodoxy.…

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New Big Band Fronts ~ You Choose

I am designing the next band fronts for my band. Do y’all have a fav?     I’m leaning toward the black background with the font from the white sample above. But I actually like all of these. We were … Continue reading

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Reddit’s 100 Most Beautiful Songs

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” ~  Plato If you’ve been living in a cave, here’s a musical … Continue reading

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After the gig…

“With every gig we have to prove ourselves better than the night before.” ~ Ron Wood And after a long running gig, there is usually profound sadness. But then, there is always the next gig to get ready for.

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Lesson One: Fronting a band at a Bar

“People don’t dance to brilliant guitar solos or heady changes, they dance to the hook lyrics of a simple chorus.” This was posted in Miami craigslist by a club owner about the bands he encounters, and also the realities of … Continue reading

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