Saxaxeman

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Date registered: March 21, 2013

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  1. PAYING YOUR DUES — March 20, 2013
  2. THE FIRST IRISH PIPER ON THE MOON — March 16, 2013
  3. THE STORY HOLLYWOOD COULDN’T DREAM OF WRITING — March 14, 2013
  4. FUNNIEST AND MOST EMBARRASSING GIG MOMENT — March 7, 2013
  5. DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT PLAYS LADY IN RED — March 5, 2013

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Mar 20

PAYING YOUR DUES

Patrick Wight Paying his dues

PAYING YOUR DUES Paying your dues is a term that was constantly used in the eighties when I was staring out in the music business. Unfortunately its a term that you don’t hear any more. We live in the day and age of big TV talent competition with instant stardom and success.  The Simons and the Garys are so quick …

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Mar 16

THE FIRST IRISH PIPER ON THE MOON

Direct From the Moon

THE FIRST IRISH PIPER ON THE MOON My real claim to fame is that I was the first Irish piper to play bagpipes on the moon. Here is the photo to prove it. And here is the real story…. Two years ago I got this birthday card from some really good friends Bob and Chloe. …

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Mar 14

THE STORY HOLLYWOOD COULDN’T DREAM OF WRITING

Sixto Rodriguez

THE STORY HOLLYWOOD COULDN’T DREAM OF WRITING. A film review of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN   This  story so amazing, it could only happen in real life.  The story of Sixto Rodriguez as told in the multi award winning documentary film Searching for Sugar man,  including the Oscar for Best documentary. In a nutshell,  Rodriguez is a …

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Mar 07

FUNNIEST AND MOST EMBARRASSING GIG MOMENT

FUNNIEST AND MOST EMBARRASSING GIG MOMENT One of the funniest and most embarrassing moments at a gig happened about 20 years ago. I was still living in South Africa. It was a wedding at a weird castle called Kyalami Castle near to Kyalami race track (motor racing).  The castle had been built by a very …

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Mar 05

DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT PLAYS LADY IN RED

 DON’T BITE THE HAND THAT PLAYS LADY IN RED I had to learn the hard way that to earn a living as a n hotel musician that you can’t necessarily play the music you want to play.  Even if you play it exceptionally well.  People on holiday don’t want to be educated about good music. …

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Feb 13

I use @TuneCore to get my music on iTunes.

I use @TuneCore to get my music on iTunes. If you’re a musician, sign up with them today (you’ll get a discount)..

Feb 08

10 REASONS WHY THE BOSE COMPACT L1 IS THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD

bose

10 REASONS WHY THE BOSE COMPACT L1 IS THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD Am I only allowed 10?  The most incredible sound.   In 25 years of being a pro musician I have never known anything that comes even close.  Absolute portability.    When you are performing in different venues every night, this is a …

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Feb 08

THE CARROT CLARINET

THE CARROT CLARINET Hey, sax and clarinet players.  Are you looking for a really fun,  spectacular and entertaining item to add to your show?  Check out Linsey Pollaks Carrot Clarinet. (Carronet) Video Here Really good fun, and easy to do. He is kind enough to share the dimensions and “how-to’s”  in this next video. Linsey …

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Feb 08

DANCING TO ‘TAKE 5’

Being a musician in various international hotels,  I have developed an uncanny skill of very quickly being able to identify different nationalities on sight.  This is a very useful skill to have as it helps to know what languages to focus on when speaking on the mic, but probably more importantly it determines what repertoire …

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