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.

Music Projects Galore

If music be the food of love, play on. ~ William Shakespeare Through the last ten years I have been collecting piano books with the idea that I might co-opt one of the songs to create a sax quartet. I … Continue reading

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Pay Raise and Retirement Tips and Tricks

“I believe that the biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to their retirement is they do not plan for it. They take the same route as Alice in the story from “Alice in Wonderland,” in which the … Continue reading

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Scotty, Beam Me Up

What!? Is the transporter broken again? When will it be back on line? Really, sometimes I wonder if those clowns at Starfleet maintenance know the difference between a Heisenberg compensator and a sonic screwdriver. “Beam me up, Scotty” is a … Continue reading

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Reverbnation.com Review

Artists First: Since 2006, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging Artists build their careers. We’ve connected Artists to venues, festivals, brands, publishers, labels, and the fans themselves. ReverbNation’s mission puts Artists First. Our powerful career management and online marketing tools, … Continue reading

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Music = Life

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I was putting away my sax the other day and was struck, once again, with the amazing realization … Continue reading

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Gaslighting

Gaslighting or gas-lighting is a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. … Continue reading

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So I dropped my sax …

I was notified that our principal saxophonist (in the WCB) wasn’t going to make it to practice, so I pulled out my Selmer Ref 54 hummingbird to work on the lovely but gnarly alto sax solo in Armenian Dances. It’s … Continue reading

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