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February 1st, 2005


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10:59 am
Well, I have started graduate school. It's nice being back in the music department. It took a little while, but it feels once again like the place I'm supposed to be right now. It seems like everyone wants me to play with them too. I think I got three or four more playing jobs last week. I'm playing this 10 minute messed up saxophone/percussion duet with one of my professors at a faculty recital. The harpist I play with also asked me to play on her next recording. And by far the most interesting, I received a call from the Mankato Area Symphony Orchestra. They needed someone to play on their next concert. Orchestra being one of the things I actually haven't done yet, I thought it would be a good experience.


So I went to the first rehearsal last Thursday. I walked into the band room, realized I didn't know anyone, and approached some guy standing behind drum stuff. I asked him, "Is this the percussion section," knowing full well that it obviously was. He asked me if I was the new guy. I said, "I guess." He asked me if I was filling in for Jim. I did not know. He then told me Jim must not be coming, so I would have to play the snare part. Whatever. It turns out percussion is only being used on one song. The guy tells me that that's a good thing, because we still get paid for full rehearsals. Fine with me, I guess. Then this other guy walks in. It's Jim. I'm now informed that I'm playing triangle. They needed one extra player to play triangle.


I'm not mad or anything. In fact, I think it's awesome. And funny. I mean, I guess I should have the experience of focusing entirely on the triangle for a performance. It will be awesome. Plus I'm getting paid to play triangle. I should bring it to the performance in an elaborate case and be all serious about my triangle playing.
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From:jeffxl
Date:February 1st, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
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Hahahahahaha. Triangle. Hahahahahah.
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From:caulkrocket
Date:February 1st, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey, remind me what you do again? Nerd programming for lasers? Have fun. I'll just be here, getting paid to play a triangle. SUCKER.
From:jeffxl
Date:February 1st, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC)
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And how much are you getting paid? SUCKER.

Whenever I had to play triangle in band I felt like a douche.
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From:caulkrocket
Date:February 1st, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Certainly I am not getting paid as much as you are. However, I am pretty sure that I am getting paid quite handsomely considering the amount of notes I have to play.

You felt like a douche because you weren't playing with a bunch of other groups, and you were also not getting paid for it. Right now I could really care less if I'm just playing triangle. Don't put your triangle insecurities on me. When you can feel confident and rock out on just the triangle, then I believe you have made something of yourself as a drummer.

Or not.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 21st, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)

wtf

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This was like eight years ago. You need to blog it up.
From:tommyhollywood
Date:August 23rd, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)

Re: wtf

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Yeah, no shit. Are you EVER going to "blog it up?" If you don't do so soon, I'm going to stop checking your LJ every 45 minutes to see if you posted an update. My eager anticipation of a new post has dwindled quite a bit over the past eight months due to constant disappointment. Thanks, friend.
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From:caulkrocket
Date:August 24th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)

Re: wtf

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I miss you too, Tom.
From:jeffxl
Date:September 25th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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