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    Re: Best Way to Record Big Band?

    Here's a terrific pair of articles to get you started:

    http://www.auldworks.com/bbrec1.htm
    http://www.auldworks.com/bbrec2.htm
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    Re: Solo pieces with Concert Band

    Here's Oblivion:

    https://soundcloud.com/merlin-williams/oblivion
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    Re: reed closing down?

    I use a Vandoren #3 blue box on a Yamaha 4C or 5C, so I'm of the opinion that a #2 would close up way too easily
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    Re: Solo pieces with Concert Band

    Just did this concert yesterday. Ended up playing:

    Oblivion (Piazzolla) on alto
    Piece en forme de Habanera (Ravel) on soprano
    Concerto in D (Albinoni) on soprano
    Catch Me If You Can (John...
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Actually, I'm following the weather trends in Japan, since the next trip starts in Tokyo!
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    We're in the midst of a cold snap right now. We've had some -35C days.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Well, all the medical stuff has been sent off to the cruise line for approval.

    I'm anticipating flying out March 8, so I've got two weeks at home to chill.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Wow, a yellow fever shot costs...
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Yes, they reimburse about $150, IIRC. Much of the standard diagnostic testing in Canada is covered.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    I'm in the midst of doing the medical exams for the next contract. So far, I've been to the doctor, x-ray clinic, lab (for blood and urine samples) and audiologist.

    Surprisingly, my hearing is in...
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    It's nice to be able to cook for myself again, and eat what I want, when I want. I put on about 7 pounds over the past two months, which isn't much, but my body composition changed to a higher % of...
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Home in Stratford, ON, Canada!

    I'm due to head out on the Regent ship in March, so I'll be reviving this thread then.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Sitting in Heathrow, waiting for my flight back to Toronto.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Lisbon today; the last port before two sea days back to England. My last stop on the Oriana. I'm scheduled to fly home Friday afternoon, and should be in bed in Stratford by midnight, barring any...
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    [For Sale] Re: Pillinger Vintage Buescher in Onyxite

    Damn, that looks good. Tempting.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    We're in Santa Cruz at Tasca Caminito. I just had the best tapa de chorizo I've had in my entire life. That and two glasses of vino tinto.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    I'm in Tenerife today. I've been to La Palma twice now. We have a long day in Tenerife - the ship sails at 9:30, but the band has a rehearsal with tonights guest ent at 5:00.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    I'm into my last week on the Oriana. I join the Regent ship in Tokyo in March.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    Gran Canaria today. Lovely long sandy beach.
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    Re: Merlin's Cruise ship gig thread

    I thought it looked like something Dr Suess would have dreamt up. It was played with what looked like ping ping paddles.
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