Wednesday Aug 22, 2012

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How hot and dry has it been this summer in Columbia? I did a little checking...

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Looking at Jun-Aug only, we've had 59 days 90 F (32.2 C) so far with 2 more forecast, and 23 days 100 F (37.8 C) with no more forecast. That makes this the 7th hottest or 5th hottest (by those measures, respectively) since they started...
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karma:

mmmm crunchy lawn....

kay:

kiss

Friday Jul 06, 2012

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Bleh - it continues to be stinking hot here on the prarie. 106 (41C) forecast for today and tomorrow - 6th longest streak of 100+ days in history here, will be nearly two weeks without a break if it ends as forecasted on Sunday (only 95 then, and lower 90s or upper 80s next week - we're going to need to break out our parkas!).

Columbia's...
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darkimbibe:

awesome photo man!!!

karma:

I'll have 3 acres now, so they are coming with me!!!

Thursday Jun 28, 2012

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I decided to take a studio picture of my old Martin tuba - it dates from sometime in the 1930s, I think, and is a monster tuba (very much oversized) - this model was apparently designed for the Navy band for outdoor performances, with a very large bore and a front-facing bell to project better. Anyway, it's my old war horse, and I love it (though...
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repo_man:

Beautiful pic and instrument...

mizoo:

Mmm pretty! Makes me miss my saxophone from the same era.

Wednesday May 02, 2012

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

-Roald Dahl


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And again, in case you missed it (and care) - my solo from our recent concert.


And the rest of the show can be viewed...
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selin_catnipple:

Hi! Thank you to you for your friendship!!

You're very talent!!!!

I've watch the vids and listen the music (my favorite of your stuff).

Definitely I LOVE IT!

Love how you play the tuba !!! The sound it's very armonic, wonderful... stunning!!

I'm totally in love *____________*


Thank you for your beautiful words about my mental status (depression)... kiss

berdie:

what does the month of july have in store for you schedule wise?

Monday Apr 16, 2012

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Last Thursday was the spring concert for the ShowMe Brass Band - an 11-piece brass ensemble with which I have the joy and honor of playing. Video of most of the concert is up on You-Tube (the tape ran out in the middle of the last piece, so you don't get that or the encore). I even did a solo in the concert - the Largo...
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Sunday Apr 08, 2012

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Happy Zombie Jesus Day! biggrin
diazepine:

Happy chocolate day!!

Monday Feb 06, 2012

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Just a reminder, this Friday, February 10, at 6:30 PM Central (7:30 Eastern, 4:30 Western, 12:30 AM Saturday UTC) my 30-minute radio drama "The SNAFU" will be presented on KBIA (91.3 FM in Columbia, MO or streaming anywhere at kbia.org) as performed by the Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. I was really honored that they chose my play for their...
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mylene:

Thank you for the feedback!

lorelei:

thank you for the birthday wishes!

Tuesday Jan 17, 2012

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Not a lot going on right now. This past weekend we did our annual haggis-making. We're going to a Burns Supper on Sunday, so we prepared the haggis. As seems to be typical, we went overboard and ended up making 34 lbs of it! It's so yummy, though! [Note: to those of you who are vegetarian/vegan, you might want to skip the...
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dmac:

I still have the haggis recipe you gave me a few years ago

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But I still haven't been brave enough to make it! confused


toxic:

Thank you for clearing that up for me! I was a little confused but it now makes sense!

Tuesday Dec 27, 2011

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Hello friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday - whatever holiday you choose to celebrate at this time of year. Ours was quiet - just my wife and I at home, didn't even put up a tree, but it was nice to just relax and spend time together. Something we don't get enough chance to do. smile

The season was busy - I did my usual...
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dmac:

I've always known that low brass players have enormous hearts. Yours is no exception. Bless you for being so generous with your talents to help out for such a great cause. Paying it forward. Right on.

Hope you have a happy New Year! kiss

Friday Nov 11, 2011

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Happy Veterans Day! We are, as I write this one hour away (local time) from 11:11:11 11/11/11! surreal

I just got back from delivering 9 dozen roses to the Occupy Columbia folks to hand out today. smile The cool thing is that they do good twice - the roses were bought as part of the Columbia Northwest Rotary Club rose sale, the proceeds of...
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churtch:

Thank you so much for the set love<3333333

maryjay:

Love you tuba <3

Monday Oct 24, 2011

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Well, goddamit! I've apparently gotten my FOURTH brown recluse spider bite. They seem to like me (or maybe dislike me... :confusedsmile. Neither my wife nor my son have been bitten in the 20 years we've lived in this house (well, 17 for him, I guess), but now I've been bitten four times.

It's not that big a deal - just a small...
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valeria:

I'm partaking in Nano this year as well! I'm a n00b so I'm really excited; I probably just don't know what I've gotten myself into yet.

lorelei:

Thank you! Sending it out today! Yikes on the spider bite - Where in the house did it happen?