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Postby bloke » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:02 pm

The Industrial Strength Dixieland Band... :P
36 years ago... :roll:
I had been a parent for one month. :shock:
- band was formed four years previously - to play in a now-defunct theme park
- a year or so before I moved over to the Hot Cotton Jazz Band ("old guys" with many more gigs)

Our business card listed various types of music we were capable of playing.
At the end of the list - across the bottom of the business card (the last bullet point)...

- daring and comical stunts :mrgreen:

c. 1974 Miraphone 186 - 4-rotors - SPELLED "MIRAPHONE" - NO serial number
(a grey-market tuba brought in by - at that time - a prolific NYC importer)

If the picture overruns the screen, and you're interested enough to see the entire thing...
:arrow: http://i.imgur.com/EAWKlA0.jpg

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Postby Three Valves » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:55 pm

Daring AND comical??

:shock:
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Postby arpthark » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:13 pm

Well, did you ever get hired to do daring, comical stunts?

Or does playing the tuba count?
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Postby bloke » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:35 pm

arpthark wrote:Well, did you ever get hired to do daring, comical stunts?

Or does playing the tuba count?


limited to (nothing worse than) stuff like...

- taking someone's 3/4-drank beer and pouring it down the bell of the tuba
- (if hired by some store, etc.) putting on the silliest-looking-they-had-for-sale coats/hats/ties/etc. for sale in the store and wearing them for a few minutes while finishing a set
- (guy with hot girlfriend) holding up one of these Image, and - over the mic - asking him if it's time for a leis
- etc...
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Postby Three Valves » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:11 pm

Is it too soon to turn this into a "What were you doing in 1980" thread??

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Postby arpthark » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:50 pm

Has the number of dixieland bands declined since 1980? I'm sure there are some gigs on the Mississippi, but here in Louisville there are just one or two groups with paying gigs. What modern venues would a modern dixieland group be hired at, I wonder? Casinos?

Also wonder - is there a "hipster niche" for dixieland, now? :shock:
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Re: ISDB

Postby bloke » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:36 pm

replying to previous post re:
1/ "hipster",
~and~
2/ "popularity of dixieland bands"

I actually am hired semi-regularly to play (no...not "the boat job") with a very nice considerably-younger-than-bloke (which isn't hard to be) "hipster" guy who plays Dixieland jazz (plays well - a trumpet player)...

...He just emailed me a very nice/easy/easy-to-get-to 1 hr./$200 job this morning. 8)

:arrow: The original "dixieland revival" (I'm thinking...) began around the end of the Korean War, and has waxed and waned since then.
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