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A series of informative and entertaining articles that ran from 2009-14, covering a wide variety of topics.

Random Wednesday: The Heat is On

August is Here and the Heat is On We have been having some very hot days here in Phoenix, Arizona. The temperature topped out at...

Random Monday: Going Dutch, Furry Footstools and The Dude

Going Dutch Over the past month, I have been involved in a production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. The staging was a bit unusual in that the...

Random Monday: Back in business

Doing business At My Viable Content, an example set of some nicely designed business cards with a French horn theme. Titanic horn From the Calgary Beacon: In Clive...

Random Monday: Penguins, Passion, Perseverance and Mr. Kopprasch

Updating the penguin look? At the Baltimore Symphony, a "pilot partnership" with the New York-based Parsons The New School for Design aims to update the stage attire of...

Random Monday: Remoteness, Gray Areas and Flaming Horns

Remote lessons While I can't say for certain that I am a fan of online music lessons - like those done over Skype for instance...

Random Monday: All Show and Tell

A revamp for AZOOMA The vast majority of my spare time over the past few weeks has been devoted to a new project. Since we...

Random Monday: Harmony, Diplomacy and Happiness

Lists of horn recordings One thing that I like about sites likes Amazon.com and CD Universe is that lists can be created by users and...

Random Monday: British Horns, Louisville Cattle Call and the German Brass

Pictures from the big event Bruce Richards shares a lot of very nice pictures from the recent British Horn Society event at the Royal Opera...

Random Monday: Hello World

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from...

Random Wednesday: Rules, Studies and Congratulations

Re-thinking concert rules and etiquette Speaking for myself, some of the classical music performance traditions that have held through to today seem a bit archaic and...