Date registered: Jul 2005
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Speaking of tuning, whose idea was it to use herald trumpets (the hateful bastards of the brass realm) in sub-freezing temperatures? My immediate impression, upon hearing the totally crappy fanfares, was that the performance of the Marine Corps Band had descended to the level of American Idol. Imagine my relief at seeing that the hateful bastard trumpets were wielded by some other guys in Alaska hats.
Note to innauguration planners: "herald trumpets suck. They are impossible to play in tune on Miami Beach in February and should NEVER be used in sub freezing temps at an event witnessed by millions around the world". Little trumpets don't look as good, but motherfuckers can play them when it's cold as a witch's titty.
Thank Dog Itzak, Yoyo, the Black guy and that hottie at the piano decided to use a recording made in conditions conducive to musical performance.