Motorcycle or Saxophone

  Wow! I had not realized how much I like motorcycle riding. On April 23, 2014, the final drive shaft on the bike broke. I think it was a little over 3 years before it got repaired. As a gift for Christmas in 2017, my children's mom and husband had the bike repaired for me. … Continue reading Motorcycle or Saxophone


A New Band

Well, the first rehearsal with the band I mentioned in my last past went okay. However, I would be lying if I said it was great. It is a start up group and the members are not definite yet. The two vocalist are pretty solid. The bass player seems to be pretty good, but, the … Continue reading A New Band

The Vandoren Metal V16

Trying out the V16 Vandoren Metal mouthpiece. from Tony Tate on Vimeo. I really thought I had shared this video a long time ago. Somehow I uploaded it to Vimeo and forgot about it. The privacy settings were set so that only I could see it. I don't know what the reason was. So here … Continue reading The Vandoren Metal V16

Tower Of Power

Have a listen. I think you will like this. "It All Comes Back," A song by Tower Of Power, with Lenny Pickett, 1993. Another band I was introduced to by my high school band director was Tower Of Power. They are a band that features a full, very tight, badass horn section! And at that … Continue reading Tower Of Power

Follow-up Doctors Visit

Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed my carpal tunnel release. I am going to have to explain why I did not follow his directions about not unwrapping my hand. It is not infected and it seems to be healing very well and very quickly. The reason I unwrapped it is … Continue reading Follow-up Doctors Visit

All The Things You Are

I am still enjoying myself for the most part. I say that because I am still having some back pain which sometimes makes it difficult to handle the weight of the saxophone. Anyway, this is another tune I'm relearning. It is called All The Things You Are, written Jerome Kern. It originally appeared in a … Continue reading All The Things You Are