- New book on Hollywood legend
A new book on the life and playing of Vincent DeRosa. I’m ordering mine today and am looking forward to reading it and reviewing it here.
- 7.2 hours of non-horn activity
What does a day’s computer work look like? Take a look at the abstract image at right. This was done using some cool software.
- French twist
I found this one the other day – a jazz group with a foundation of four horns. The group is still active and has at least one date scheduled in the future. Their sound samples are worth a listen.
- Talking on principle
David Thomas chats with Gene Standley, the current principal horn in the Columbus Symphony. This is highly recommended.
- A clash of this and that
There are some people who assert that known beliefs about embouchure dystonia are a myth, while others argue it as a devastating medical condition. It all seems to demonstrate one thing to me; the scientific research into this dilemma has a long way to go.
- Site updates
There has been a bit of rearranging here and there in the site’s side panels.
Most notably – a new tab called ’13 Most Commented Posts’ at top right, a few banner ads on the front page at lower left and a Facebook badge at lower right.