Author Archives: Gandalfe

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant 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.

Some More Kitty Pictures

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer I was just on a friend’s blog site and enjoying yet another cat picture. What is it about these furry creatures, creatures who … Continue reading

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Sax Pinkie Key Madness

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley Practicing for an upcoming concert and this little pinkie key run (at milepost 92) is kickin’ my hindermost. Still, it’s a lovely line, very … Continue reading

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YouTubeage Joy: The One O’Clock Lab Band Plays Yesterdays

Can’t stop playing against this. So many good ideas, multi-tones, edgy-ness, vibrato techniques, and just good sound. Expand the window to fill the screen, turn up your sound system. Listen to it a couple of times. Then grab your sax … Continue reading

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Maceo Parker – We Do This

Originally posted on SDartSax:
Artist: Maceo Parker Album: Prince – One Night Alone CD3 (1992) Track: We Do This Instrument: Alto Sax Since we lost Prince, I haven’t listened to anything else. It’s been very bittersweet to re-discover corners of his vast catalog that I had…

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Brass and Winds ~ A Quinn the Eskimo Company

We rolled out a new web site this month. I blog there periodically and work to get my bestest friends and family as good a deal as I can on their instrument purchases. Check us out and let me know … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Vacation – 2016

“I can’t even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it’s so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single … Continue reading

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Bicycles: Making good women go bad since the 1800s

Originally posted on Fit Is a Feminist Issue:
  I’ve been working on a project on women and cycling, which begins by looking at the role the bicycle played in early feminism. One of the things I’m interested in seeing…

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