Tetchy.

25 October, 2009
Rat Fink

So I’m on my sixth trumpet player already. No, no, sorry no, and no, sorry. That’s all I’ve heard since my guy bailed (via a message through someone else) yesterday. It’s amazing how one domino in the line — one stone thrown in the pond — can affect everything else. I could just scream. I mean, really. So I call the guy, and he says, “I can play the show; I just can’t play on Saturday.

*cricket*   *cricket*

So if any of you could fly out to Finkville on Saturday, 7 November, to play our 2:00 show, that would be outstanding. I have the other 3 shows covered by someone else (thank the Lord for him), but he cannot make the matinee. Come on, Suzanne. You’re a trumpet player. What’s the airfare from Amsterdam to Cleveland? Couldn’t be more’n a couple-a grand. Help a sister out here.

I’m just a bit tetchy today. Up since 4, battling that which I cannot control. I hate not having control of my stuff, you know? Ah well, no matter. I will see some good fiends today. I’ll also see baby boy Lars when he comes to pick me up to go to rehearsal. Haven’t seen him in a couple of weeks, and we live on the same flippin’ street. Life is crazy, I tell ya.

I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on my erstwhile 2nd trumpet player. He’s a really nice young man; a stand-up guy who didn’t see a conflict coming. I suppose if I simply went without a 2nd player in the matinee, the world would still spin and we’d make it to the end of the afternoon alive. It’s just that I really hate that idea.

Tetchy. It’s the word o’ the week. Good mouth feel. Sounds like a swear word, but isn’t, so it’s a good value for your anger buck. Thumbs up.

FO

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Mavis
Mavis
25 October, 2009 7:20 am

So sorry to hear this, sweet! Remember – it’s something you have no control over, but it will work out some way. I do love your word for the week. I thought skeevy was good, but “tetchy” is even better! I had to look it up, of course, but I got a kick out of some of the synonyms – crabbed, choleric, peckish, peppery. Mix them all together and you have a flavorful, tetchy salad.

Forget your troubles, come on get happy! We’re having a party tonight! :0)

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RD
RD
25 October, 2009 10:46 am

Dangit — I’ve always wished that I could play trumpet. But, alas, I can’t help you out. I’ve never completely forgiven my parents for forcing another instrument on me. I won’t say which one, cause I don’t want to disparage any other instruments. It’s just that I’ve always enjoyed trumpet.

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
25 October, 2009 1:01 pm

Sorry, doll. Best I can do is alto recorder. My French Horn chops have been gone since 1974. But since it *is* the second chair, you’ll probably be okay without it, especially if that part is doubled anywhere else. I know you know how to ‘tap dance’ as well as the rest of us who have been in that position.

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Suzanne
Suzanne
25 October, 2009 1:54 pm

Awww I’d love to fly to Ohi-er and help you out!!! You’ll figure it out or just go without. :)

I am not sure my chops work anymore anyway. I took a bad spill from my bike a few years back, landed right on the old mouth and my teeth jabbed my lips and I now have scar tissue in there. I looked like a horrible after picture for Botox injection for days. Honestly boss, not making it up. :) Still gives me the heebie jeebies when I think about it.

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Stein
Stein
25 October, 2009 8:49 pm

OMG my fault…

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Stein
Stein
25 October, 2009 9:52 pm
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It will cheer you up if you check out this link of this guy debunking modern pop artists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM5aTciK53c

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Krissy
Krissy
25 October, 2009 9:12 pm

Why don’t you ask Brittany Pennell if the part isn’t too complicated? She learns really fast and could probably help you out.

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Krissy
Krissy
26 October, 2009 11:11 am
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She played flute during concert band and trumpet during marching band. She wanted to learn as many instruments as possible. I think she can play saxophone too but I’m not positive.

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