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.

My Instagram

Advertisements

Image | Posted on | Leave a comment

Community Garden

Garden as though you will live forever. ~ William Kent I was watering our community garden this year and wondering at the lush green happiness that the three plots have provided. This is our first year for the garden and … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Gardening, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Saxophone Lamp

“It’s hard to throw away history. It was like you were throwing away a part of yourself.”  ~ Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty It happened during a theater pit job, I was schlepping 4 instruments and we had precious … Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Science, Saxophone, Tips and Tricks | Tagged | Leave a comment

Selmer Reference 54 Limited Edition Hummingbird

From a recent for sale ad: A rare alto from 2005, … this limited edition saxophone commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Charlie “Bird” Parker and features an iconic hummingbird engraving on the bell. The Reference 54 series … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

I found one of my fav band teachers, Mr. Robert Lake

Originally posted on The Bis Key Chronicles:
There are at least two of my favorite stories to tell about growing up in the mid-west and being a sax player. One is when the Urbandale, IA middle school teacher picked a jazzy…

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Swing Dance, this is why …

There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: they are conspicuously innocent, and warmly loved by the vicious. ~ Ambrose Bierce We, and my we I mean … Continue reading

Posted in Dancing, MJJO, Swing Dancers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Little Free Library Arsonist ~ March 2018

Travis: Some fucking hooligans torched the community library box. The tree looks damaged too. David: Call the Sheriff’s Office. Arson is a felony. Sally: Oh no!! Lacresha: What a bunch of degenerates Mike: Did they get caught? I saw the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Community, My World | Tagged , | Leave a comment