MooseTrumpet

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from Austintown, OH

  • Activity

    • Hello

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      Today is my birthday. Shower me with gifts.

    • Bon Voyage!

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      Tonight is the last night of Anything Goes. The show has been playing all month long in Akron and has been a total blast. Hopefully, they'll bring my back for Music Man in August.

      Oh yeah, I also got dumped Thursday night.

    • Jazz

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      I'm getting ready to go to YSU today to work on my jazz chops with my buddy Joe.

      Then I'm off to Cuyahoga Falls for another magnificent night of Anything Goes.

    • June 16th

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      So I recently purchased Mario Kart Wii. It was well wort the fifty bucks I dropped on it. I have loved Mario Kart ever since Mario Kart Super Circuit for GBA. Now I realize this isn't that long of a time but I have that one, MK DS, and now, MK Wii. I've never even played Double Dash but I may just have to pick it up now, too. Does anyone know if it is good or not (should I purchase it)?

      In other news.
      I'm kind of making an effort to become a more active member of this community. However, the more I do that, the more I realize that the world is full of stupid fuckheads who can't comprehend the English language. I'm a bit of what some would call a 'grammar nazi' so you can imagine how pissed I get about it. I really just want a lot of people to watch me and be interested in what I do and what I have to say. I only have eight people watching me and only about one who comment on my shit. Come on, I'd at least like to know who watches me.

    • Anything Goes

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      Seriously, this is the best production I have ever been associated with. The cast is amazing, the pit musicians are amazing, the staff is amazing. I don't know how many of you know much about this show but all the music was written by a guy named Cole Porter. Porter was a very interesting fellow who was a great pianist and composer and was very fascinated with the idea of love. The show first opened on Broadway in 1934 and was very well received. It is one of two 1930's musicals that still gets revived on a regular basis. The version we are playing is the 1987 Beaumont Theatre revival. Great music and a funny show. If anyone is the Cuyahoga Falls, OH area, come check it out.

      Playing in the pit is a good experience for me. It gets my name out there. This is why I take as many gigs as I can, even the bad ones. I played string bass in Urinetown last fall at my school and it sucked and I didn't get paid. However, if I had not taken that gig, I would not have this gig, and I'm getting paid out the ass for this gig.

      I love musical theatre.

    • Looking for Work

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      Is exactly what I'm doing.

      I had a really shitty door to door sales job that I just quit and now I'm looking for work. I did manage to get a gig playing in the pit for a theatre in Kent, OH. We are doing Anything Goes all month long.

    • Kelly Pavlik...

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      ... is my fucking hero.

    • Ow.

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      My face is not as numb now and I kind of wish it was.

    • Oh Man

      11 years ago

      MooseTrumpet

      I just got my wisdom teeth taken out. My face is still numb actually.

    • Jazz

      in Forums > Jazz | Follow this topic

      MooseTrumpet

      I'd like to know how many of you out there are jazz musicians, what you play, and who is your favorite artist and most influential artist.

      I'm a trumpet player in Ohio and I just recently got into jazz. My first experience with it was my freshman year in college. Now, as a sophomore, I spend a lot of my time practicing and learning about jazz. It's very quickly become a big part of my life. I'm lead in a jazz band and I play in a combo.
      My favorite jazz artist is Freddie Hubbard. His style of playing is so out of the box and his tone and presence are beautiful and strong.
      The person who's music has influence me most is Miles Davis. It's amazing how a man can play the simplest shit and make it sound out of this world.
      What do you guys say?

      Post edited 1/01/08 8:58AM

      6 replies

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  • Comments (108)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      10 years ago

      Oh I'd love to play my instrument, but there is literally never the time to do something like that. I fucking hate it.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      10 years ago

      I'd like to have spare time, but it doesn't exist in the real world.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      I am. I've been around. xP

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Ahhh, Well I'm almost always on. Even if you see an away message.. 85% of the time I'm there.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      I wish I never had.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      It's different when you aren't really a smoker. It doesn't matter what you smoke. You can't taste the difference and it all gives you that buzz. Once you get to the addict stage, the game changes a bit.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      Impossible. It just doesn't work like that. Your brand is your brand.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      They're the most expensive commercially available cigarettes. I sometimes hate that I couldn't be a Kool addict or something.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      newports. smiley0.gif

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      I'd want to pick up the piano again. My grandmother tried to teach me when I was a little girl and I did learn some things.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Never doubt yourself. >< One day you be a very famous musician :D. As for learning an instrument.. I really should. It's a good learning experience and I already know the basics of playing an instrument. So it shouldn't be that hard to pick up.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      I must say, you type rather well for being drunk lol. As for your playing, i would like to hear it. :D I'm always up for some good music. Like today my dad threw this like.. jam session, where alot of his old friends came over and they all sat around and played music. It was rather fun. Sometimes I wish I knew how to play the piano/guitar rather well to make me dad happy.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      So true, but my mom and I get along great. I have 3 siblings and the only one I argue with is my oldest sister... And I live with her.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Well ever since I've been home, every night he's on the computer. All the time. Doesn't even try to start conversation. The night I came home, I confronted him about it and then we got into this big argument about how he doesn't spend enough time with the family, and he tried to throw it back in my face, but I'm away at college and I call every day. Bleh.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Urg! I know what you mean! If you actually think about it, the bass is what leads the guitar along through songs. Almost like the conductor. As for fathers.. I really can't stand my dad. Heh. I'm down at my parents house for a few weeks and him and I have been fighting ever since I arrived. luckily I have my sister here to keep my company. :P

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Wow that awesome. I grew up around music. My dad use to be in tons of bands when I was growing up. He also played the Bass guitar. (Bass > guitar btw) :P

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Well I must be off. I have a loooong day at the beach ahead of me. I hope your day goes well. :D Ttyl.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Lol Yeah. The college is paying for a new Mac Book for me. ($1,800 O_O) I was going to study Animation, but the whole math part of that scare the heck out of me lol. Soooo Are you going to college?

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Yeppers. I am a Art major. When I went to community college, I was just studying Fine Arts. Then I transfered to another college and changed my major to Digital Arts. Now I have to buy a new laptop. *cries.*

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Bleeeeeeeeeh. That is totally not cool. Back when I did theater at my old college, set crew (which is what i was in) would be there for hours on end just building and building sets. I remember once when we did You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, we worked on snoopy's dog house for like... 5 hours straight. -shiver- I Never wanna go back to that.

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Oh and see ya later!

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Very cool. My dad is a musician and I can play alittle bit of the piano and guitar. But I'm more of an artist. Plus I'm going to the Art Institute of York, PA. :O!

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Lol Nice. I <3 ska music. Always listen to it in the car. :P

      And yes, I love Tetris and Blazing Saddles very much. (Mel Brooks is awesome!)

    • HyperSniper

      11 years ago

      Gasp! You like Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      Suit yourself. The ice cream gig is pretty lucrative.

    • bobomonkey

      11 years ago

      look just to the northe of snpj...and you'll find it...we've got one of those liqour license cities inside of my town...the town I live in actually grew around this 4x8 block city.

      There are tunnels leading to the city from places all over town. The town I live in was dry until the 70's, and are still adjusting their liqour laws

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      11 years ago

      It really doesn't matter. smiley0.gif

    • kemosaabi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dandananabom

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the tip man. I tried the Bobby Shew model about a month ago, and I'm not such a fan of the standard leadpipe. At least I think that's what it was that I didn't like about that model. I tried about eight different trumpets that day. Anyway, I did end up buying the Concept TT (used) for $1600 from a store in Boston. Should be here early next week. Very excited.

    • CrAzy4Ev3r

      11 years ago

      hey new buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Super hug!!!!~
      <3

    • kemosaabi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dandananabom

      11 years ago

      Word man. I've been playing trumpet about 8 years, myself and bass about 2. I play a Bach Strad 43 with a reversed lead pipe right now, but I'm currently in the market for something a little tighter. Unfortunately, the only models I've liked are the Selmer Concept TT and the Schilke X3 both of which are a liiiiitle outside my price range. Any idea where I might be able to find some lower prices on those?

    • kemosaabi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dandananabom

      11 years ago

      Another trumpet and bass player? Next thing I know you'll be telling me you're a recording engineer too. What is it about trumpet players that makes them pick up bass too? Anyway, I'm a trumpet/audio recording major at Case Western up in Cleveland. I'm pretty new at jazz too (I read your post in the jazz thread). Just thought I'd say hello and introduce myself.

    • Fanora

      11 years ago

      Cool! I'm a singer/songwriter and I play piano, flute, and i'm learning guitar. I'm in the Musical Arts Program (MAP) at my school, which pretty much means I'm a freelancer sturdent.

    • GirlyCaboose

      11 years ago

      Hiii...!

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      I usually go for Vandoren ZZ's since they get great crisp sound and versatility.

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      right on. I am definitely going to be switching here pretty soon, just need to find the cheap place to buy a pack. I would play more instruments, I just don't have access to them. Plus I love playing my saxophone so much.

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      "Blue Train" is one awesome song. I have the beginning of the song and solo down, but it gets a little technical after the first page and a half smiley2.gif I am thinking of switching to 3.5 reeds instead of 3's hopefully that will do the trick in getting my low notes to come out fatter (and easier smiley0.gif )

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      I'll have to work on it here some time and I'll let you know what I find out. I just found out I am going to be able to build an awesome new computer so I am freaking excited right now! Plus I might finally get to hookup my keyboard that I have had for years into my computer and actually take advantage of Band in a Box. I am freaking stoked

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      Definately a good solo but I can't get past how dominating of a sound the solo is on Jazz Police. I have been trying to figure out how to mimic the sound that the solo starts out with, still can't get it smiley1.gif .

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      I freaking love Gordin Goodwin, I didn't like the new cd as much but the first two I listened to were awesome. Sadly when I lost a bunch of my CD's a few years ago I lost them both, I just recently downloaded my favorites again though. Coolest saxophone solo ever on "Jazz Police". smiley11.gif

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      Yeah I am still on here almost everyday. I actually just got my saxophone back after about a month stay in repair. It is going to be a while before I can get some chops back so I can actually play clearly smiley2.gif

      I just listened through "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" CD which is fantastic. I also discovered some Wayne Bergeson songs. Good Stuff

    • _Kryptinight

      11 years ago

      a lot of people do

    • tenorfunk

      11 years ago

      Just saw you were the last comment on my page about two months ago. We chatted a tiny bit about music. I thought you should know that I am seriously back into playing my sax! I am currently trying to conquer John Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps". A week ago when I first started to play the song, I thought it would be impossible; but lately it seems more and more probable.

    • _Kryptinight

      11 years ago

      yup, i was at bw3's

    • Squirrly

      11 years ago

      ...thanks for the comment...

    • _Kryptinight

      12 years ago

      of course.. our show season is just around the corner, when we go to ski shows and set up booths and hand out buy one get one free passes.. and just regular free passes.
      and actualy sometime in either october or november, quaker steak has a show (the one on 46) that we will have a booth up, so just stop by it, and we'll be handing out all sorts of things.

      my favorite show is the one at the lube in sharon pa. its packed all the time, and realy fun.
      our largest is at the akron civic theatre. its does a warren miller premier after about an hour or so of walking around all the booths.

    • _Kryptinight

      12 years ago

      cockaigne.. its realy little but it gets the job done.

    • _Kryptinight

      12 years ago

      hey noticed you were from austintown i am too.. and you are interested in skiing?... i work at a ski resort in new york during the winter..
      if you are interested in talking... let me know..
      maybe i could hook you up with some passes this winter.

    • GirlyCaboose

      12 years ago

      Aw..I love you too <3

    • tenorfunk

      12 years ago

      No I decided when I moved out for college that I didn't really want to keep taking classes for music. I have definitely thought about it many times over the last few years though. I have been in the playing saxophone business for getting close to 10 years now, I just stopped taking any kind of lessons or classes a little under two years ago. I am missing it a little now....but maybe in the near future that will change.

    • tenorfunk

      12 years ago

      That is awesome man. Trumpet and bass have always been two other instruments I want to learn to play eventually.

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