Browsing Archives for April 2012

Converting to the Sax

April 5th, 2012

My youngest son will start school band next year. He really wants to play the saxophone, but I really want him to play the trumpet. His brother Drew plays the trumpet and between the two of us, we have been tag teaming Jack to give up his mellow, mournful saxophone dreams and switch over to the brighter happier notes of brass. Sadly, we weren’t making much progress. Jack is a stubborn little stick. So naturally I did what every parent does in times of trial. I turned to YouTube. Surely I thought if I played some excellent videos of trumpet solos up against some videos of bleak, moody saxophone videos, Jack would come to see that saxophones are not nearly as fun as trumpets and he would go along with his mother and do what she wants him to do.

That was my first mistake.

After watching the following video, I have been officially converted to the saxophone. These guys are having way too much fun.

Evidently, the video happened under completely random circumstances. A girl is walking down a NY street with some friends. She passes two guys who are holding saxophones. She asks them to play her a tune. They comply.

Even More Downton Satire

April 2nd, 2012

Downton Arby’s

April 1st, 2012