Let’s think about this, shall we? Brass instruments have been around forever. Or at least since the year 1500 BC, according to Wikipedia, which says the earliest found form of a trumpet was found in that year.
In that time, the trumpet has undergone countless revisions, from the valveless bugle,
to the more esoteric Ophecleid and Serpent,
to the modern chunks of brass we’ve all come to love.
Anyway, in that time, the absolute underlying physics of the instruments have not changed: you ‘buzz’ your lips together in some kind of mouthpiece, which is amplified through a series of tubes, which emits a pitch. The pitches can be changed based on either the tension of the lips, called a partial, or by pressing down a valve, which lengthens the instrument and opens up a new range of partials. Basically, it’s a big amplifier for what your lips are doing. And because of the nature of buzzing, some spit is going to escape the lips and be blown through the instrument. It’s gotta go somewhere.
And your telling me, in all this time, no one has thought of ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SPIT, OTHER THAN COLLECT IT IN LITTLE DIVETS IN THE TUBING, WHERE IT ACCUMULATES UNTIL THE AIR PASSING THROUGH THE TUBING IS INTERRUPTED BY THE SHEER VOLUME OF SPIT, SO THE PLAYER HAS TO OPEN AN ETERNALLY UNSATISFACTORILY SMALL OPENING IN THE PIPE, AND GROSSLY BLOW IT OUT WITH AN ACCOMPANYING SOUND EFFECT AKIN TO A SURFACING WHALE, SO THE SPIT BLOWS ALL OVER EVERYTHING IN THE IMMEDIATE AND SOMETIMES NOT SO IMMEDIATE VICINITY, MOST NOTABLY THE PLAYERS PANTS/SHEET MUSIC/FRIENDS AND AUDIENCE!?!
i’d be forever in your debt a constant reminder of the sacrifices you’ve made in my name you’d show me how to believe
i’d trust you and follow those country roads.
i walk them, curious, you see… it’s a matter of desperation, seeing through my wandering eyes it’s a sadness i wouldn’t wish on anyone i’m holding my tears, convincing myself that my weaknesses aren’t charitable or stoic. destined to skip stones. you’ll keep talking, you see, because the shame in my head won’t let me speak your kiss upholds my pride
i’m staring at what i find to be the man i’ve always loved, more and more every day.
it’s early morning, you see, another candle burned away we’ve made it through another night, together and unafraid. since you’ve stayed, i’ve stayed. we won’t look back, and we both know just what to say. so i’ll tell you how i feel, and that your embrace is what i need i never want to leave. so i’ll kiss you again and again and it’s perfect every time. and it’s still beautiful because we know what i want. and no, i’m not confused. i’m just in love with you.
and if i knew just where this heart of mine would take me, i’d be fucking set.
Pick 7 artists/bands that you love before reading the questions:
1. Interpol 2. The Strokes 3. Death Cab For Cutie 4. Spoon 5. Radiohead 6. Arctic Monkeys 7. Incubus
What was the first song you ever heard by 1?
"Evil". I was sitting in a small storage closet at Mendota High with DJ and my old band teacher Steve. DJ had a bass guitar, taught me the bass line, and sang "Rosemary…"
What is your favourite song of 7?
"Make Yourself". That whole album was at the essence of my life in high school. It kept me going most days.
What kind of impact has 1 left on your life?
I haven’t really listened to them enough to say they’ve had a huge impact on me but I’ll always remember that moment in my life and they were a part of it.
What are your favourite lyrics of 5?
"If I could be who you wanted all the time… all the time…"
How many times have you seen 4 live?
What is your favourite song by 6?
It’s a tie between “When The Sun Goes Down” and “Suck It And See”. Great songs.
Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
I don’t even know where to start with this one. Their entire discography has the potential to make me happy or sad.
What is your favourite song by 2?
A lot of their stuff is really catchy, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with “Under Control”.
When did you first get into 5?
A few months back, I actually started listening instead of just hearing, I guess.
How did you get into 3?
Back in the eighth grade, when The OC came on tv.
What is your favourite song by 4?
"The Way We Get By" and "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb".
What is a good memory concerning 2?
I used to hang out in band rooms all the time in high school. It was kind of a sanctuary. A friend’s band called The Gummy Worms used to practice during lunch and they always covered The Strokes. The first song I ever heard by that band was “New York City Cops” and it was because of them.
Is there a song by 2 that makes you sad?
"I’ll Try Anything Once" still gets me every now and then.
What is your favourite song of 1?
I listen to “Rest My Chemistry” often.
What song isn’t your favorite of 7?
Can’t think of one off the top of my head. I’m not a huge fan of their recent stuff, though.
I am addicted to MySpace. Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook.
I’m shy around the opposite sex.
I bite my nails.
I currently regret something I have done.
When I get mad, I curse.
I don’t like anyone.
I enjoy country music.
I enjoy jazz music.
I have a car.
I have a cell phone.
I have a pet.
I have at least one brother or sister.
I have been to another country.
I have been told that I’m smart.
I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humor.
I have had a broken bone.
I have changed a lot over the past year.
I have had surgery.
I have killed another person.
I have had my hair cut within the last week.
I have had the cops called on me.
I have kissed someone I knew I shouldn’t.
I have kissed someone of the same gender.
I have mood swings.
I have rejected someone before.
I have seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
I have watched Sex and the City.
I like Shakespeare.
I love to cook.
I love Michael Jackson.
I love sleeping.
I love to shop.
I miss someone right now.
I own over 100 CDs.
I own over 100 DVDs.
I own and use a library card.
I practice a religion that is not considered mainstream.
I read books for pleasure in my spare time.
I sleep a lot during the day.
I strongly dislike math.
I think Britney Spears is pretty.
I will try almost anything once.
I work at a job that I enjoy.
I would classify myself as ghetto.
I can name all seven dwarfs from Snow White.
I am currently wearing socks.
I am tired.
I am currently waiting for someone.
I lost contact with someone.
I hate Miley Cyrus.
I think Party In The USA is catchy.
I’d date Harry Potter.
I am American.
I can name all the past presidents of the United States.
I know who was president before George Bush.
I love pickles.
I need the internet to live.
I prefer vanilla over chocolate.
I watched Star Trek.
I watched all six movies of Star Wars.
I own an Xbox.
I think music is life.
Music you listen to:
One Direction. Drake. Michael Buble. Beyoncé. Metallica. Massive Attack. Queen. Journey. The Cars. Supertramp. Eurythmics. Sublime. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Wu-tang Clan. Fergie. Sarah McLachlan. Band of Horses. John Mayer. Jason Mraz. Justin Timberlake. Michael Jackson. Kenny Chesney. Carrie Underwood. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Neil Young. The Beatles. Brad Paisley. Tim McGraw. Taylor Swift. P. Diddy. Jay Z. Lil’ Wayne. Lil’ Jon. Three 6 ia. Nelly. Young Joc. T. .I. Sean Paul. 50 Cent. Eminem. Eiffel 65. Ace of Base. The Underdog Project. Dream Theater. Santana. Alicia Keys. Incubus. Victor Wooten. Ludacris. Gorillaz. Matchbox 20. Paramore. Say Anything. Taking Back Sunday. Eric Clapton. The Darkness. Weezer. Maroon 5. The Eagles. Jimi Hendrix. Billy Joel. Billy Idol. Matt Wertz. Reel Big Fish. Anberlin. Mae. Family Force 5. AC/DC. Hootie and the Blowfish. Electric Six. Outkast. R.E.M. The White Stripes. Prince. Mika. Crystal Castles. Britney Spears. Spice Girls. The Gossip. Lady GaGa. Eagles. Nirvana. Smashing Pumpkins. Third Eye Blind. Metro Station. Motion City Soundtrack. The Rocket Summer. The Cab. Tenacious D. Something Corporate. The Moldy Peaches. Macy Gray. Mandy Moore. Plain White T’s. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. My Chemical Romance. Fall Out Boy. The Rolling Stones. A Rocket to the Moon. Angels & Airwaves. The Beastie Boys. Black Eyed Peas. Boys Like Girls. Jonas Brothers. Demi Lovato. Selena Gomez. The Cure. Cobra Starship. Death Cab for Cutie. Katy Perry. Deftones. Team Sleep. Filter. Goo Goo Dolls. Honor Society. Kid Cudi. Allstar Weekend. Down With Webster. LMFAO. Five Iron Frenzy. Tally Hall. Florence and The Machine. Gym Class Heroes. Justin Bieber. Travie McCoy. Mcfly. Never Shout Never. Vampire Weekend. Neverstore. All Time Low. David Archuleta. Kerli. Pierce The Veil. MUSE.
Movies you’ve seen:
Glory Road. Pride and Prejudice. The Princess Bride. Goonies. Center Stage. Seven. Ocean’s Eleven. Newsies. 300. Robin Hood: Men In Tights. Love Actually. Donnie Darko. My Best Friend’s Wedding. Garden State. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Wedding Crashers. Anchorman. Drop Dead Gorgeous. Elf. Zoolander. Austin Powers. Clueless. Mean Girls. Hairspray. Moulin Rouge! Fight Club. Pulp Fiction. What A Girl Wants. Kill Bill. Rocky. Thank You For Smoking. Little Miss Sunshine. Requiem for a Dream. The Departed. Dawn of the Dead. Memento. The Lovely Bones. 17 Again. 8 Mile. Office Space. Snakes on a Plane. Boondock Saints. The Silence of the Lambs. Say Anything. Saving Private Ryan. Superbad. The Prestige. Just Friends. Under the Tuscan Sun. Titanic. Steel Magnolias. Saw. Ace Ventura. She’s the Man. Because I Said So. Catch and Release. Music and Lyrics. Spanglish. Stick It. The Fast and the Furious. Joyride. Halloween. The Italian Job. Crash. Must Love Dogs. The Last Kiss. Chicago. Harry Potter. Rush Hour. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Clerks. Shooter. The Bourne Identity. Meet the Fockers. Dirty Dancing. A Christmas Story. Rudy. National Treasure. Sleepless in Seattle. Miss Congeniality. The Science of Sleep. The Matrix. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Everything is Illuminated. Good Will Hunting. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Empire Records. Phantom of the Opera. District 9. Lord of the Rings. Click. Scarface. The Notebook. Twilight Breaking Dawn. The Breakfast Club. Sixteen Candles.
TV shows you watch/watched:
Saved by the Bell. Man vs. Wild. Scrubs. ER. South Park. America’s Next Top Model. Gossip Girl. Sex and the City. Friends. Dawson’s Creek. The Big Bang Theory. Seinfeld. Fraiser. The Office. Lost. Miami Ink. Made. Arrested Development. That 70’s Show. Family Guy. The Simpsons. Veronica Mars. Project Runway. Bones. Alias. Pushing Daisies. Gilmore Girls. The Colbert Report. The Daily Show. Mythbusters. Avatar: The Last Airbender. Will and Grace. 24. House. To Catch A Predator. Whistler. Heroes. Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Unsolved Mysteries. 7th Heaven. Everybody Loves Raymond. Boston Legal. Bleach. What I Like About You. Reba. Rosanne. King of Queens. Survivor. The O.C. American Idol. Days of Our Lives. General Hospital. CSI. How I met your mother. Boy Meets World. Law and Order. Numbers. Reno 911. I Love New York. Step by Step. Little People Big World. What Not To Wear. My Wife and Kids. Supernatural. Moonlight. Ace of Cakes. White Collar. Nip/Tuck. The Biggest Loser. Beauty and the Geek. Battlestar Galactica. Stargate SG1. The Inferno. Scarred. Wild N Out. Real World. Pranked. Beverly Hills; 90210. Trinity Blood. Dead Like Me. Whose Line is it Anyway? Dragon Ball Z. Futurama. Degrassi. Greek. Glee. Secret Life of the American Teenager. The Hills. Laguna Beach. Firefly. Vampire Diaries. Doctor Who. Medium. Star Trek. X-files. Beavis and Butt-head. Cowboy BeBop. Ghost Whisperer. Sailor Moon. My Name is Earl. Six Feet Under. Dancing With The Stars. Desperate Housewives. Lie to me. Misfits. Criminal Minds.