Whoa the f*** up there horsey!!!
Fist things first, G'day and welcome and all that.
just to clear the air here, Hak wasn't really having a go at you [sounded like it to me]....
until you got stroppy and started carrying on like a big girl's blouse. <- that's nonsense. he didn't have to say a word about it but insisted on telling me how full of it i am because i'm enthusiastic about what i'm up to.]
He's not a Richardhead, he's a nice bloke, and even after you've had a go at him,he'll still offer you all the help in the world. Pull your head in.[ditto to what i said prior
Just a few tips, from one Aussie to another.
1. We are outnumbered on this forum by a zillion to one.
2. Most of the other people around here don't understand 50% of what we write. So it often happens, that people read things into a post that were not intended. Next thing you know, it's handbags at 10 paces.
3. Of the remaining 50% that do understand our language and colloquialisms, 45% of these find our humour incredibly offensive. The other 5% think were mad as a cut snake.
4. As an Aussie you are statistically 13.275 times more likely to be banned from this forum as omembers of other nationalities. [my life doesn't depend on whether or not i'm banned from this forum so whatever]
5. Most of the good horns and parts to keep them running, come from overseas. Many overseas sellers will only sell and ship locally. That's where having friends and contacts in the worldwide sax community pays a huge dividend. Making friendly with the Seppos and the Poms and the Krauts and the Frogs and the Dagoes, and the ***** and the Micks, etc, is just plain helpful. So try not to insult everyone, you never know when you'll need a friend. I'm proud to say I have friends in all the 3rd world countries I listed above.
6. The guys that play the Wangaratta Jazz festival are probably pretty decent players. Unless you spend big $$$ and get them all "smashed as a crab on a rock", you're gonna be in over your head. Big bollocks to you for having a go, but don't be upset at someone trying to offer a friendly warning. Just do the Aussie thing and have a laugh. [i have every intention of going to this jam, and i have every intention of learning as much as i can. whether or not i fall on my ****? meh. whatever, it's all education
7. Don't listen to a word I've said. I'm probably not the best source of wisdom around here, on matters concerning forum behaviour.
Anyhow, welcome mate and do the right thing and drop Hak a PM.[you're kidding right? not a chance. he owes me an apology, not the other way round