Thoughts on the Uselessness of Self-Inflicted Division

A friend recently posted something on social media that got me thinking. While that endeavor is not always welcomed by anyone but myself it did accomplish my finding a  link to the forgotten purpose of discord. Glancing through the news recently made me think of whether people complaining about whatever happens to be in fashion …

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Trumpeters behaving badly

The following is a story from the early 2000s where I revealed a prank I pulled on one of my favorite targets, our then-rookie member of the section, Charles (Chuck) Lazarus. I'm leaving the narrative in the same time I wrote it almost 14 years ago. Enjoy. ****************************************************** 12 Jan 2004 23:26      Okay, kids...grab …

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The Storytelling Talent of Willem Mengelberg

Perhaps it's a newly-found dedication to investigating the legacy of musicians no longer discussed for the sake of the latest trend. Perhaps it's being involved a project at work to perform and record what seems like all the Mahler symphonies. Maybe it's the phenomenon of sentimentality brought on by knowing you have fewer years in …

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