What Marching Band Taught Me About the World

INTRODUCTIONIn 1979, I finally made the transition into high school band. It was something I’d been looking forward to, ever since I transitioned from trumpet to drums in sixth grade. I went in and auditioned for the leader of the drum line; a guy named Roger, aka “Hefty.” After my audition, I was ceremoniously welcomedContinue reading “What Marching Band Taught Me About the World”

Risk and Reward… or Punishment

INTRODUCTION“If you would have taken a big risk and worked really hard, then you would have gotten somewhere if you were really any good.” Someone actually told me this, to my face, when we were talking about the difficulties of getting into the “music business.” It felt as if they hadn’t listened to ONE thingContinue reading “Risk and Reward… or Punishment”

AT&T Can Stoop Low

I have written about AT&T before, specifically about problems in the past related to their horrific customer service and how abusive they had been to me. The last piece I wrote, linked above, focused on their very aggressive push to get me to sign up for their DirecTV product. This particular AT&T anecdote involves aContinue reading “AT&T Can Stoop Low”

The Most Terrifying Movies and Shows

INTRODUCTIONIf there’s one thing I’ve typically enjoyed, it’s a really scary movie. I’ve gone through such older titles as Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, and anything with Freddy or Jason. I’ve also watched more recent films, such as the Saw franchise, Final Destination, and the Hostel series. And, yes, I like the cheaper,Continue reading “The Most Terrifying Movies and Shows”

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