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Thanks, Uncle Kenny, for sharing this one! Awesome story. Landfill Harmonic (facebook link) is an upcoming feature-length documentary about this remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash. To see an excellent 3-minute video of this project, click here (the above video is 11 minutes long so if you don't have the time, DEFINITELY watch the 3-minute video). Mike

I enjoyed every bit of this story and, like this reader, I am also a trumpet player who can relate to the Kennedy experience. -- Mike Steve D wrote: This hit very close to home. I too was a trumpet player and bugler in the Air Force between 1975 and 1980 in the 528 Air Force Band at Scott AFB, IL, outside St. Louis. I've played Taps something in the hundreds of times for sure. I still play trumpet regularly, and occasionally bugle calls - most recently a local feting of military academy students. I didn't know the history of the piece and learning it was

Just got this from a friend. Don't know the author but I see it's been going around for 2 or 3 years. Brilliant. C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, "sorry, but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for