Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer for February 26, 2024

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    eromlig  3 months ago

    I’m a trombonist, but I know there’s a 12 step program for it.

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    PoodleGroomer  3 months ago

    Symphony conductor joke: Don’t even look at the trombonists. It only encourages them.

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    Algolei I  3 months ago

    I always thought someone who played the trombone was called a tromboner. I now realise my mistake, and that I need to apologise to a few tromboners.

    I mean trombonists.

    Nope! Still doesn’t feel right.

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    taxidancer  3 months ago

    Just shorten it, leave off the “trom” part.

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    wi3leong Premium Member 3 months ago

    Plastic ones in the same sizes and shapes of the real ones, and bottles of alchohol.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’ve got the Boys in the Lab working on the electric slide trombone. Bwah ha ha ha!

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    ekw555  3 months ago

    I love me some Trombone Shorty.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    No complaints here, I make my own bassoon reeds.

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    John Leonard Premium Member 3 months ago

    Just finished Scott’s first “Authorities” novel. Good light fiction.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  3 months ago

    I never understood chaining bathroom keys to a hubcap. If I steal them, then I get a free hubcap too!

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    Cozmik Cowboy  3 months ago

    1) I have had the honor of working 2 shows with Porky Cohen & 3 with Jimmy Duggan, as well as almost a year of 3-to-6 nights a week with Jimmy Exxum (all 3, alas, no longer with us), and I can assure you that a well-played trombone is a thing of beauty!

    2) That doesn’t erase the memory seeing Scott’s boss’s solo trombone album, with him barechested and holding a cat on the cover…….

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    CougarAllen  3 months ago

    Flight of the Bumblebee on trombone(s)

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    djlactin  3 months ago

    So do Rick and the Mullet-head boss play “dueling trombones”?

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    prrdh  3 months ago

    Get a double reed mouthpiece and turn it into a slide tromboon, which according to one who played it “sounds like a dyspeptic rhinoceros f**ting into an aluminum trash barrel”.

    RIP Peter Schickele

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    ca_jeffo Premium Member 3 months ago

    I am a tromboner, and still play on the Bach 42B I got in high school, along with the orchestral mouthpiece I got at the same time. I never got a new mouthpiece, even when playing lead ’bone in a jazz swing band during graduate school, where I needed to extend my upper range by an entire octave.

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    Withan  28 days ago

    This was so funny, I may sue you, Meyer. I think you gave me bronchitis.

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