Morphine: A Head With Wings
King Zephyr Saxophones
I once posted a review of two of my saxophones on Facebook before realizing that i could additionally share this analysis with the world. So, here are some screenshots of this post, which is an analysis of two saxophones made by the same company about a decade apart and the technological advances in saxophone making during that time in the 1930s and 1940s. The King Zephyrs of the late model are the precursor to the famous King Super 20 saxophones and can be found at about a fifth the price with an arguably similar sound.
Here is my analysis of the findings...
The zephyr and voll true II sound similar, like they are obviously in the same family, but, the Zephyr is...
1. Less stuffy
2. more easy blowing
3. more edge
4. more ergonomic
5. the high register really sings and the low register really booms.
6. Newer horn does not hiss
7. Not as pretty, but it's all about the sound
The stage is set for some terrific jazz festivals in the next few months! Which will have you grabbing your saxophone and dancing in the streets? I know this article gets me to want to start jamming on mine! Holiday Lettings picks some of the best from New Orleans to Nice.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, USA
24 April – 3 May
Every day is a jazz festival in New Orleans, but it’s not often that you get to catch Tony Bennett and Cassandra Wilson, two of the highlights scheduled for 2015’s event. This is also a great opportunity to discover the local culture, whether you dig into alligator pie or watch Cajun musicians crafting accordions.
There’s music everywhere in the city 365 days a year, and drifting around Frenchmen Street to spot street performers is great fun. While you're at it, join a ghost and vampire tour to see another side of this city’s unique spirit. Of course, if you’re into New Orleans’ elaborate parades, you’ll appreciate the extravaganza at Mardi Gras World.
Supermarket Jam in Austin
Supermarket I love you so
How grateful I am to get to go
I spend much time among the plants
Leaves and fruits put me in a trance
Free samples served by sushi pimps
When there’s a coupon, I catch a glimpse
Milk of coconuts, almonds, and soy
A bit of discretion I must employ
Breads and cookies, a carbo delight
I stopped drinking, but the wine is out of sight
Topo Chico on my shopping list
Oh no, a raincheck! I’m pissed
Cheaper than Whole Foods is HEB
But with less womanly eye candy to see
The deal of the week gives me tons of shit for free
But they have no Yerba Mate tea
Nonetheless, it’s cheaper to shop
When my list doesn’t have trendiness at the top
I could hang out here till i drop
But it’s time to check out now and stop
The first blog post
My first blog post! Launching my new website today. I hope you like it!
People are preparing for Burning Flipside next month. I'll be out of town, but here's my review from my first Burning Flipside!
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