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Saturday, October 14, 2006

My new trumpet
My trumpet

I took a trip this week to the very nice people at Allegro Music in Fremont and tried out a few of their trumpets. I had read about the new Yamaha Xeno line of professional trumpets and was very interested in trying one. I ended up buying one (model YTR-8335S). I got a pretty good price too.

I also tried a classic Bach Stradivarius 180, a brand new version of my 30 year old trumpet. To my amusement it sounded exactly the same. However, besides being some 300 dollars cheaper, I found the Yamaha a lot more responsive. The Bach had more character I think, but being a somewhat amateur performer, I will chose precision over character.

Now I have to find a new two-trumpet case.

Posted at: 12:46 PM (Edited: September 10, 2011, 10:39 PM)
Categories: Diary

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fox News, incompetent, or just poor liars?

It's great fodder for the conspiracy nuts, but I don't think even Fox News watchers would be dull enough to be fooled into believing Mark Foley is a democrat, even if this kind of mistake is made more than once.

(Thanks to digg contributors for digging this up.)

Posted at: 10:53 PM
Categories: Diary