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jschroni

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Well, there used to be all these regional dance venues where big bands played and people would come from far and wide to dance and drink, frolic and what not.

I used to play tuba in an occasionally turing mickey mouse band (like Guy Lombardo's band) out of Chicago and we'd play these places. Usually these events were pretty well attended. The music was pretty good, the guys in the band were fun to hang with but the pay was only scale. Some of those band members were friggin great musicians. But anyway...

So some members of this band taught me about crown on the rocks during break and how to not get too messed up that you can't play properly. This was back in the day way before zoom.

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Well, there used to be all these regional dance venues where big bands played and people would come from far and wide to dance and drink, frolic and what not.

I used to play tuba in an occasionally turing mickey mouse band (like Guy Lombardo's band) out of Chicago and we'd play these places. Usually these events were pretty well attended. The music was pretty good, the guys in the band were fun to hang with but the pay was only scale. Some of those band members were friggin great musicians. But anyway...

So some members of this band taught me about crown on the rocks during break and how to not get too messed up that you can't play properly. This was back in the day way before zoom.

William MG

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Mister, by the sounds of it you have seen some pavement. I bet you have some very interesting stories to share....

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

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Mister, by the sounds of it you have seen some pavement. I bet you have some very interesting stories to share....

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

DavesGuitarJourney

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Damn, but I love the kind of joint you just described but they just don't seem to have many of them where I live these days (New England). Lived in various places in East Texas for years and there were lots of music/dance halls; some really small and some that I swear would hold more people than the population of the small town they were in. The dance music was mostly Western Swing, what with it being Texas of course. It wasn't unusual at all to have 50s style bands either. Lots of blues and traditional country (I should say "both kinds, country and western") and southern rock sounds. Some of the live bands would be really good and some were just awful but it was live music, cheap beer, some pretty women, some not so pretty women that were just as much fun to be around as the pretty women, lots of well worn hats and boots and belt buckles, dirty floors, questionable bathrooms, and a whole lot of sweat.

But hey, you mentioned tuba so I may be thinking of a completely different kind of venue! Plenty of Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey, maybe not as much crown. 👑

So anyway, welcome and like Bill said, I'll bet you have some good stories and I hope you will share some of them with us!

Dave...

P.S. I probably offended some people by throwing in pretty and not so pretty women. Sexist and objectifying, etc. I hope no one is offended, just trying to lay out the tableau. There were also some really good looking dudes and some really homely hombres.

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Damn, but I love the kind of joint you just described but they just don't seem to have many of them where I live these days (New England). Lived in various places in East Texas for years and there were lots of music/dance halls; some really small and some that I swear would hold more people than the population of the small town they were in. The dance music was mostly Western Swing, what with it being Texas of course. It wasn't unusual at all to have 50s style bands either. Lots of blues and traditional country (I should say "both kinds, country and western") and southern rock sounds. Some of the live bands would be really good and some were just awful but it was live music, cheap beer, some pretty women, some not so pretty women that were just as much fun to be around as the pretty women, lots of well worn hats and boots and belt buckles, dirty floors, questionable bathrooms, and a whole lot of sweat.

But hey, you mentioned tuba so I may be thinking of a completely different kind of venue! Plenty of Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey, maybe not as much crown. 👑

So anyway, welcome and like Bill said, I'll bet you have some good stories and I hope you will share some of them with us!

Dave...

P.S. I probably offended some people by throwing in pretty and not so pretty women. Sexist and objectifying, etc. I hope no one is offended, just trying to lay out the tableau. There were also some really good looking dudes and some really homely hombres.

jrpierce06420

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

and some really homely hombres.

I resemble that remark.

Where in NE are you? I'm in CT.

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

and some really homely hombres.

I resemble that remark.

Where in NE are you? I'm in CT.

DavesGuitarJourney

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I am in Rhode Island.

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I am in Rhode Island.

jrpierce06420

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

mjgodin

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Very small world. I'm in NH.

Moe

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Very small world. I'm in NH.

Moe

DavesGuitarJourney

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Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

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Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

jrpierce06420

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

Hopkinton. Other end of the state, but then everything in RI is close together

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Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

Hopkinton. Other end of the state, but then everything in RI is close together

DavesGuitarJourney

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Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

Hopkinton. Other end of the state, but then everything in RI is close together

Yeah, I'd hafta pack a lunch to get down that way.

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Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420
Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney

I am in Rhode Island.

Small world. I was born and raised in RI. My dad still lives there

Cool, whereabouts? I am in Lincoln.

Hopkinton. Other end of the state, but then everything in RI is close together

Yeah, I'd hafta pack a lunch to get down that way.