My wife bought this
at an estate sale here in Austin, from a box of kitchen utensils. If it's a kitchen utensil too, what is it used for? If not, what purpose could it serve but the violent ones that come to mind, perchance? And are there other tools made with this grace you could turn us on to? ("JAPAN" is stamped in the metal.)
posted by rleamon
on Sep 3, 2014 -
My brass quintet is giving its debut recital next month. We all identity as LGBT (and have slight aspirations of trying to get gigs playing at weddings, same-sex or otherwise), and we rehearse on Capitol Hill. At a loss for what to call ourselves. Hope us?
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Aug 15, 2014 -
What is the best way (if any) to keep cleaning these brass plated hinges? [more inside]
posted by patrad
on Aug 13, 2014 -
I have a wax model (a small buckle). I'm interested in getting 500 or so brass or bronze castings made of it. Does anyone have any experience with a contract casting house? Who? How were they to deal with? What were prices like?
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I bought a beautiful necklace a couple of years ago, and it tarnished almost immediately. How do I clean it? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of musical traditions or performances centered around (i) the human voice, and (ii) an instrument (or instruments) played by blowing (flute, trumpet, pan pipes, whatever). It's okay if other instruments are involved too, but they have to be secondary to the breath + voice combination. The platonic ideal of what I am after would be a thriving folk tradition in which a single performer alternates between singing and playing a flute. [more inside]
posted by No-sword
on Jul 31, 2013 -
Help! I'm going crazy over a song I know, heard a part of in a restaurant today - and can't put a name to. Can any of you help me name this song?
The song is ska-ish, I would say nineties, not so fast for a ska song (maybe 80-100 bpm?)
The riff that sticks in my mind is a horn riff, starting with 2 very accented half notes at the beginning of the bar (same note), then 3 beats of staccato unaccented quarter notes (varying notes).
I know that's not much to work with - but I'd be forever indebted! Thanks!
posted by Riton
on Apr 10, 2013 -
My partner's Grandma recently passed away, and my partner kept this brass head that she owned as a memento, because he'd always been drawn to it as a kid. Can you tell us anything about it? Pics inside! [more inside]
posted by just_ducky
on Jan 26, 2013 -
Can you please help me figure out what old-fashioned brass and choir music this was that I found (and then lost) on an LP? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant
on Dec 9, 2012 -
I'm looking for quite a few marching band/concert band covers of rock, especially punk rock bands. [more inside]
posted by michaelh
on Sep 16, 2012 -
Mystery token! What is it's use? What is it made of? When was it made? What do the numbers mean? What do the letters mean? What does the grid mean? What does the dial mean? What is the significance of AM? What does W. & H. CO. mean? [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Sep 16, 2012 -
When a friend's grandfather died, the family found a drawer full of mysterious brass disks. The grandfather had a lot of random scrap metal and other odd items around the house and grounds. The disks are pretty much identical and appear to be brass. My friend told me that at some point someone brought one to a jeweler or something and they were told that the disks were brass with a small amount of gold mixed in. [more inside]
posted by Slinga
on Jun 30, 2012 -
I have a brass gas line manifold
for a draft beer system that has developed a hairline crack. To fix it, I'm contemplating one of the following: (a) fill/wick with solder using a plumber's propane torch;
(b) JB Weld epoxy; or (c) asking a friend to weld it (hi MrMoonPie!).
posted by exogenous
on May 4, 2010 -
What's the best method for adding color to metal without it chipping off? I have some brass flowers like these
that I want to color but I have no idea where to start.
posted by MaryDellamorte
on Jan 29, 2010 -
Trumpeters: Help me find the right trumpet. Music-lovers: some Balkan music recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by mammary16
on Jan 5, 2009 -
Hi, folks! I'd just like to ask, out of curiosity, which wind instruments (especially brass) require the least effort and wind. I'm thinking of taking up something, but proper breathing is not my strong suit and I'm looking for something less taxing to build it up on. Any help with this query will be most appreciated!
posted by Buddy-Rey
on Oct 10, 2007 -
[New-Classical-Music Filter] What are your favorite pieces from the last few decades (or have you written anything) for solo trumpet, trombone, bass tbn, or tuba? Seeking scores and/or recordings to study (online availability would be a huge plus). Small-chamber works, other than brass quintet, would be great too. Asking because I haven't written for brass insts. except in orchestra/large-ensemble contexts, and I want to explore solo/chamber writing for them. Yes, I'll also get what I can from newmusicjukebox. Thanks!
posted by allterrainbrain
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Years ago, when I needed money badly, I sold my beautiful Selmer tenor sax...I went into another branch of the arts, but lately I've been fooling around with a friend's horn, and I'm really enjoying playing. I don't intend to do anything but amuse myself and maybe play with some like-minded buddies - mostly traditional jazz, some soul horn section type stuff, but definitely no Smooth Jazz or Wailing Rock.
The problem is I can't really justify the big bucks replacing my Selmer would cost...and I'm spoiled, of course, by the horn I once owned. Any advice for tenor horns under $1,000 - new or used? How about $2,000? I know the proof is still in the playing and trying, but I'd love some help getting started.
posted by soulbarn
on Apr 9, 2006 -
My dad is looking for a recording -- format doesn't matter -- of Harold L. Walters' Badinage for Brass
. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf
on Mar 12, 2006 -
I have an embarrassing confession: I love the music on The Price is Right. Help me find more like it. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische
on Jun 16, 2005 -