November 26, 2017

"I accidentally texted my wife with voice recognition...while playing the trombone..."

30 comments:

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Where's April Ryan when we need her?

MayBee said...

Come on.

Darrell said...

Sad trombone. Sad.

Darrell said...

Name that tune.

tcrosse said...

Tuba mirum spargens sonum

tcrosse said...

Honk if you're horny.

EDH said...

It all makes sense when you learn his wife is Charlie Brown's teacher.

rhhardin said...

I hate trombone. My first instrument. You can't do anyting musical with it.

Piano, guitar, lute was my progression once I was old enough to have a say in it.

rhhardin said...

Baritone was a good substitute for trombone. Mellower and no tiring arm motions. It has the same range.

campy said...

EDH wins the Internet today.

Ralph L said...

I was going to say, now we can find out what the adults said on Peanuts, but EDH got there first with better.

wild chicken said...

I feel sorry for the kid who gets stuck on trombone or oboe or tuba because the band teacher needs to fill out orchestra chairs. Trombone is nowhere. Most kids will never do music again.

Rob McLean said...

Still better than Trump's tweets.

Unknown said...

That's friggin' awesome. Such a 2017 thing.

-sw

fivewheels said...

Tommy Dorsey doing something musical.




TerriW said...

Wild chicken: My daughter plays trumpet in Junior band, but the director offered to lend her a tuba all year no charge if she'd be willing to also play cadet.

Hey, free tuba. (She jumped on it.)

Quaestor said...

You can't do anything musical with it.

There's an aphorism about a carpenter who blames his tools... now, what was it?

SF said...

"I feel sorry for the kid who gets stuck on trombone or oboe or tuba because the band teacher needs to fill out orchestra chairs. Trombone is nowhere. Most kids will never do music again."

Huh? This is exactly wrong. It's the clarinet players who are probably most likely to never do music again. A halfway decent oboe or tuba player will always be in demand. And as far as I know, the only person from my high school band to make it as a professional musician was one of the trombone players -- though he admittedly switched to sackbut to do it. (When I was it the band -- there was a bassoon player who graduated about six years ahead of me who played bassoon professionally for a couple of decades.)

TerriW said...

SF makes an excellent point: like for my daughter, competition for first chair in trumpet will be high. Tuba will likely be ripe for the plucking.

MadisonMan said...

The best trombonist in my High School class became very famous indeed. I don't think anyone else musical in High School did anything musical to make a living.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

SF, sackbut is just an earlier trombone. But I'm with you: The flutists and clarinetists are legion, and what orchestras actually need is double-reed players and lower brass. (By which I mean basically not-trumpet; everything from horn on down.) And, in the string section, violists and bassists. Violinists and cellists are ever in surplus.

rhhardin said...

Brassed Off (1996) first trumpet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esWs1LomVnQ

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Come on.

My thoughts exactly.

Brassed Off (1996) first trumpet

That is an underrated movie. I enjoy a rewatch every few years. That scene where the colliers play Danny Boy for a dying Pete Postlethwaite: melodramatic, yes, but if it doesn't still bring a tear you have no soul.

The flutists and clarinetists are legion, and what orchestras actually need is double-reed players and lower brass. (By which I mean basically not-trumpet; everything from horn on down.)

My daughter's band director has advised her that if she would put in a bit more extra practice with her French horn she would have a pretty good shot at a scholarship because there aren't a whole lot of good horn players and she is pretty talented. Of course, though, that is what I would be saying to my first chair if I were a band director trying to pump up my solo and ensemble scores going into concert season.

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Yancey Ward said...

The question is this- did the wife believe that story?

eddie willers said...

I wonder how it would translate a wailing sax?

Larvell said...

First draft: "I spent several minutes typing 'woo woo woop' into my phone ..."

Rick Turley said...

rhhardin said...

"I hate trombone. My first instrument. You can't do anyting musical with it."


Just think of how much more successful Glenn Miller would have have been if he had played a more musical instrument! ;-)

Bad Lieutenant said...

Shutup Rick! Could Glenn Miller do 40wpm?

Rick Turley said...

Bad Lieutenant said...

"Shutup Rick! Could Glenn Miller do 40wpm?"

Probably not. I'm not even sure you have to have the ability to move your fingers to play the trombone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teJfuKdzbOo

Whah! Whah!