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Thursday, May 5, 2011

My last post was done under heavy lack of sleep

As you could probably tell. If not, go look at it. It's embarrassing.

Anyways.

I play the saxophone. Alto saxophone, specifically, but I can play tenor, soprano and baritone if I had them.
They're just different sizes, and subsequently ranges, than each other.

I love it. I just do. Today, I played in front of a lot of people as a huge joke and it was fun. Not for some people, because I was grinding on them. To a sensual rendition of Careless Whisper.

Yee.

I started playing in fifth grade after I saw a guy playing at my little league's annual party.
He was a rad dude after a couple beers.

And, as I've also mentioned, I've played on stage for a lot of people before too, so I'm not exactly new to performance. I love this sax thing.

It's saxy, if you will.

Pun intended.

I want to keep it up after college. I don't think it's one of those skills you can just lose completely, but it becomes a matter of how little time someone can devote to it. Once you lose the opportunity to play all over the place, then it might just dwindle away.
But I sure hope not.

It's not the only instrument I play, either. I play drums and guitar well enough to jam, and I play enough piano to make people think that I play piano.
I guess I've always been a musical guy. And I don't get a chance to let people know unless they're in the right place at the right time.

I just want to keep it up. It's not just fun, either. Sure, it comes naturally to me, and with practice I can become even better-- but there's something else that I think of from time to time.

Yep. That's what it's about.

Hey, I'm not above buying my food with money I can get from rocking out on a saxophone.
What's wrong with that?

The life of a musician. It would be nice sometimes. Just for fun. :)

So as you can see,

I don't just play saxophone.
I live it.

37 comments:

  1. Its okay, most of mine are done under heavy lack of sleep.

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  2. Ah, I love your mentality. I really do hope you keep up with it.

    Also, I know the tired blogging thing all too well. It's horrid...

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  3. one thing im glad about concerning my switch of dream career, is now i get to train people and mack lots o moola, and i wont be a starving artist

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  4. dude i have been up for 3 days I feel ya

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  5. Definitely keep up with the Sax! Always good to have musical skills. Plus you'll always be able to seduce with your careless whisper melody

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  6. Dang! I play the sax! Bari and Alto, but i sound best with Baritone.

    It's awesome reading the same passion that you share with others.
    :D

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  7. Dont stop playing!! My guitar playing time got cut down to almost nothing after graduating from college :\ IT SUCKS ASS

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  8. Played sax in HS, bari and alto. The bari sax is the most retarded and worthless instrument you will ever find in a high school band lol. I regret ever playing it.

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  9. I love this post. Very fun to read! Keep playin'!

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  10. I used to play the saxophone in school, wish I had stuck with it :(

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  11. Yeah. I wish I could play an instrument.

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  12. Before taking up the guitar I played the sax, I was about 7 though haha

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  13. Saxophone is cool, i used to play harmonica but i doubt it's just for recreational purposes

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  14. "I loves me some lemon anything. It's my favorite flavor of pastry. Haha."

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  15. the saxophone is pretty cool, i play drums too

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  16. sax is a great instrument all the way!

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  17. That's great, making money doing something you love!

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  18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrdwhXNt4qw

    Since you play sax, you should remake this...

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  19. Played sax myself, but kenny G destroyed me and I gave it up. I switched to guitar and never looked back.

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  20. I do busking (street performing) on classical guitar.

    You can make a fuckload of money.

    Sounds great man.

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  21. Epic sax man is the shit. Everyone should see that video lol.

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  22. mannnnn sax is the way forward. personaly id love to learn violin, but sax is a close second.

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  23. You should definitely keep it up after college, I regret not continuing Piano.

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  24. the sax has the smoothest sound out of all the brass instruments

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  25. I tried playing sax, but then I couldn't sing at the same time so played guiat instead.

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  26. You can have so many girls playing sax, I wish I could.

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  27. sax sounds great, my girl plays it. i love that sound

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  28. I play the guitar. I like the way the sax sounds though.

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  29. I barely can play the flute...but I don't enjoy it. I had to play it at school, so it kinda sucks XD

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  30. Haha, no worries. I've seen much worse by people who have no excuse.

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  31. Wow I wish I could play at least one instrument but alas, I suck at anything musical :(

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  32. LOL i had to go back and check

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  33. That's awesome. I've played strings for 15 years. Guitars, pianos, bass. Always wanted to learn a horn!

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