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    I used to have this discussion with fellow musicians years ago. We decided women are attracted to guys that are doing something, ie performing. They like to see men working. Your up there playing and they can see that well maybe you are not a useless dork and can actually do something skillful. Doesn't matter if it's a saxophone or some other instrument. I've worked a lot of carpentry as a day gig over the years and incredibly it happens on residential construction sites when women are around the neighborhood as well. It may be hormonal, haha. Of course most guys don't mind looking at women musicians performing either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl H. View Post
    For those who are too late to see the image. There might have been a sax in it. Maybe a Conn?

    check google images for romantic collection saxophone if you must know
    There's a sax?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magical pig View Post
    The "cute drummer"? What kind of band do you play with?
    Well there is my drummer, She is certainly cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpete View Post
    Well there is my drummer, She is certainly cute!
    http://www.islandofrhythm.com/id38.html
    That definitely attracts me....lol

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    You guys crack me up.
    That thing about the 'tonguing' and 'fingering' talents.... You have to be able to come up with something better than that tired old line.
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    I've never bragged, just demonstrated.

    It's all word of mouth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandmommy View Post
    You guys crack me up.
    That thing about the 'tonguing' and 'fingering' talents.... You have to be able to come up with something better than that tired old line.
    Was my answer any good or am I full of crap too? I don't care if I am, just curious. Being full of crap never stops anyone else from posting.

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    I have a drummer/vocalist friend who played in a rock band some years ago now.
    They were minor celebrities and toured Australasia, Asia and Europe quite extensively.

    I called around to see him a while back and he was looking a bit depressed.
    I asked him what the problem was.

    He said that since he hooked up with Facebook, he has been getting calls from
    all these ladies claiming that he fathered a child with them.

    He has already defended one case by taking DNA tests at considerable expense.
    Now he is wondering what to do about the rest of them.

    Moral : We reap what we sow.

    The rest of you guys that think the saxophone attracts women. Dream on.
    Many of them think it is a trumpet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavala View Post
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    Moral : We reap what we sow.
    Do you mean the moral is to not have a Facebook account. presumably if he proved by DNA he wasn't the father, then he didn't actually "sow".

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    If I was getting calls from all these ladies claiming that I fathered their children, I'd say that can't be true - I had a vasectomy. The burden is on them to prove otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Thomas View Post
    Do you mean the moral is to not have a Facebook account. presumably if he proved by DNA he wasn't the father, then he didn't actually "sow".
    In that case, no. But having done the deed did put him into the line up of possible perpetrators.
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    I just remembered that my wife saw me first on the sax before seeing me sing and play the guitar. She confessed a few years after marriage that she was only looking for a notch in her belt and to outdo the other girl in our office whom I had dated briefly. I kind of like being viewed as an object, conquest, and/or possession.
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    I was once playing at a club in New York (I think it was the Ritz) and one of the security gentlemen said there was a young lady who wished to speak to me. I went out to meet her, she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever laid eyes on. She asked if she could come back to my hotel room. I was, naturally, a little taken aback so I said that would be nice but it would be best if we went out for a meal first, maybe get to know each other.

    "Oh no, don't worry then" she said and walked off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Thomas View Post
    ...I was, naturally, a little taken aback so I said that would be nice but it would be best if we went out for a meal first, maybe get to know each other...
    I assume you have become much wiser in your later years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavala View Post

    I called around to see him a while back and he was looking a bit depressed.
    I asked him what the problem was.

    He said that since he hooked up with Facebook, he has been getting calls from
    all these ladies claiming that he fathered a child with them.

    He has already defended one case by taking DNA tests at considerable expense.
    Now he is wondering what to do about the rest of them.

    Moral : We reap what we sow.
    Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am seriously thinking about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Haha, dear friends,

    I did not expect that my thread would become so popular! hahaha!

    so many good stories!!!!!! I laughed so hard this evening!!! You made my day fellows.........

    So here a summary:

    it really comes down to these things in addition to my previous list:

    - seeing guys working on sth
    - "physical ability" ;-)
    - that shiny thing
    - being in the center of attention (the stage)
    - something special / non-mainstream

    it is sad but it is really true what one of us said: I do remember that phrase a girl told me: "you played the trumpet so well this night"

    It is a SAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have played everything in the band but drums. Same results, but there is certainly something about the sax, women get even crazier than normal, and I'm starting to need the leverage (-:
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    "I was once playing at a club in New York (I think it was the Ritz) and one of the security gentlemen said there was a young lady who wished to speak to me. I went out to meet her, she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever laid eyes on. She asked if she could come back to my hotel room. I was, naturally, a little taken aback so I said that would be nice but it would be best if we went out for a meal first, maybe get to know each other.

    "Oh no, don't worry then" she said and walked off. "

    Pete, I LOVE that story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I do not intend to become too vulgar, but there is a story about Charlie Parker............

    after a gig a girl came up to him and said **********CENSURED***************

    she waited the whole night until he finished his gig and brought him home..................

    I think the story is in Parker's biography (the book)..........it is said that he even made a song out of it called *************CESNURED**************

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrom View Post
    Was my answer any good or am I full of crap too? I don't care if I am, just curious. Being full of crap never stops anyone else from posting.
    I never said anyone was full of crap!
    I said you guys crack me up. You know... laugh?
    I'm no longer young and impressionable so I guess I see sax players/musicians in general in a different light.
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