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Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 19:17:49 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] Hi!

ok thank you for introducing yourself, I wish more members would

From: (lawrence johns)
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 22:58:03 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [CB] A proper introduction

I have been  getting e-mail from CONTRABASS for  about a yr now,and I
have not properly introduced myself. My name is Lawrence Johns, and
music is my love and hobby. I am 49 yrs old and live in Richmond,
Virginia. I started playing song tonette in the 4th grade,took up the
alto sax in the 5th grade, and in the 9th grade I took up the baritone
sax as well as the alti in the cadet band. I ended up being the Ist lt
or the executive officer of the band. I was in all state band for my
last 2 yrs of high school,and was 1st chair bari sax both yrs.All state
band asked for 3 bari sax chairs, and i got 1st chair each time. After
school, I learned the bass clarinet and clarinet. I taught myself the
guitar,mandolin,dobro,xylophone,marimba and vibraphone while in college
studying psychology,political science and human biology. After college I
got into rehab work. My love for music has never in any way diminished.
I know how to play efficiently about 20 different musical instruments.
My favorite musical instrument is the bass sax,and i am working towards
owning either a conn,selmer or keilwerth bass sax. I also would love to
own a Eb contraalto clarinet.My cd interests include the love of 1920's
jazz and love the Adrian Rollini bass sax sound. I have a number of the
cds featuring him in the groups California Ramblers, Little
Ramblers,Goofus Five and The Fred Elizalde Orchestra. I am also
interested in the purchasing of the Nuclear Whales Sax Orchestra cds. I
was always considered a better player of the lower pitched instruments,
and pretty much shine on the bari and on the bass when i can get my
hands on one. I love variety in music so i am not in just one genre of
music. Well that is I in a nutshell.
If you have questions about me, just ask me and i will answer. My
nickname off the line is Larry but on the line it is Larriman.
               Catch you later

-Lawrence "Larry" E. Johns-


From: "Spencer Parks" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:41:04 CST
Subject: Re: [CB] Hi!

I've played a didgeridoo before (a small one).  It's so fun.  I have a
goatee and the wax got on the hair right below my lip.  That was kind of
irritating, but the sound is amazing.
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From: "Spencer Parks" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:00:12 CST
Subject: [CB] another introduction

I don't think I ever have properly introduced myself either.

My name is Spencer Parks.  I am 19 years old living in Evanston, Illinois
(the first suburb north of Chicago).

I started with music when I was about six or seven with the piano.  In 4th
grade I learned the clarinet.  In 5th grade I went to the alto sax.  6th
grade-the bari sax.  11th grade-bass sax.  I'm still playing (sometimes).
I'm in the Jazz ensemble in Columbia College in Chicago.  I still play the
piano (not great) on my own.  I have the whole Moonlight Sonata memorized.

On a non-music note:
I make stop-motion animations.  That's what I'm at school for.
I love it.  I'm also interested in puppetry.

That's about it.

You can talk to me about anything (

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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 14:50:58 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] another introduction

Hey everyone!  I was many members are there on this list?  Also,
is there like a list of members and where they are from?

Lotsa peace n lovin,


Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 15:37:10 -0500
Subject: [CB]

Even though iv'e been subscribed for awhile, let me introduce myself. My
name is Evan, I am  live in Louisville Kentucky. I play and collect wind
instruments as ahobby. My main instruments are trombones. In jazz bands,
I use a king 2b and 3bf. in orcchestral work, I use a king 4bf, and a
7-b. I also play a miraphone contrabass trom. My most prized possession
is a Double bell Euphonium, which I took all the dents/dings out and
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From: Robert Groover <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:16:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]

Note that a contrabasse a anche has just been posted on ebay - the post
says it's "sarrusophone-like", a meter long, and Italian made.

Robert Groover  PGP key on request
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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 16:56:30 -0600
From: "Aaron J. Rabushka" <>
Subject: Re: [CB] another introduction

As long as we're doing introductions and re-introductions I may as well do mine:  I am a composer, currently living in Fort Worth, Texas. I used to play trombone with occasional excursions into sackbuts and euphonium. My compositions include several featuring unusual instruments, and my recordings include a madrigal with alto and bass flutes (Vienna Modern Masters VMM-2008) as well as a concerto for clarinet and bass clarinet(VMM-2038).

Aaron J. Rabushka
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