and get angry when you say "No, I like to keep it in a decent condition."beantownman said:Drunks at strip clubs!! Tired of them staggering up to me saying " can I try that thing? It can't be that hard to play"
WORST audition I ever gave was for Gunnar Mossblad while he was the saxophone teacher at JMU. My ex girlfriend of 3 years had signed up months in advance to be my guide for the "music department tour" and we broke up about a week and a half before my audition. I was torn up to be on campus, much less be in her department (as she was something of a flute player). I walked in and Gunnar and Rusty Blevins (who I had spoken to several times and admired) listened to me fumble through a Ferling and completely F' up Yardbird Suite. I will never, ever forget getting done with my audition and catching the look from Gunnar that seemed to say "I'm sorry you didn't do well...you seemed like you were capable of so much better."semipro said:I spent a week playing with Gunnar Mossblad and although he was very very nice, I have not been so intimidated in close to 20 yrs.
She was all wrong for you anyway.:evil:jstin4all said:WORST audition I ever gave was for Gunnar Mossblad while he was the saxophone teacher at JMU. My ex girlfriend of 3 years had signed up months in advance to be my guide for the "music department tour" and we broke up about a week and a half before my audition. "
man, sounds like you have some messed up sax friends. And by the way, if your sax playing friends aren't really your friends, something is messed up. I feel like brothers with my sax playing friends.jstin4all said:For whom do you dislike playing for the most and why?
I voted for "your sax playing friends (not really your friends)" because my friends usually call out the must ludacris requests like Donna Lee, in their key of preference which usually goes ignored.
Also, I'm not sure if this is a universal phenomenon or just local but has anyone noticed that when you lend a sax playing friend something...it automatically becomes theirs until you physically retrieve it? I've lost mouthpieces, ligatures and more CDs than I can count by one of my buddies saying "hey man, can I try this out? I'll get it to you next time I see you."