Friday, December 24, 2010

Music Expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent... Victor Hugo!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It amazes me as to how much better I feel after throwing away what felt like TONS of storage crap! WOO HOO!!! Cleaning out the closet!
Come hear the group I'm with on Thursday night at Momo's in Austin - 9PM. Shane Pitsch and the Smokestack Revue!

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do."

Neale Donald Walsch

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dear Santa... please bring me a BLACK Lamborghini Countach!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Clark Terry! You have been an inspiration!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sometimes hold ups, delays, and frustrating U-Turns are the best things... New book cover in the works!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm super proud of all of my TC students! You sounded great today - each and everyone of you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just ordered a .580 mouthpiece rim yesterday. WOO HOO!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Talent can be described as a gift of devotion and determination.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Starting at Midnight tonight for Cyber Monday, you'll receive a 20% rebate on ALL products at! Hurry this is ONLY for Monday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am thankful for an open mind and a willingness to continue to learn! What are you thankful for?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You have to BELIEVE it so SEE it! My new mantra for the day!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vibrational Resonance!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Since when do you have to disassemble the entire front end to get to an oil pan gasket! Geez!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A weekend off! WOO HOO!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another beautiful day here in Austin - wish I could just cruise!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TJO cooked! A great bunch of musicians - and every single one I happily call FRIEND!
TJO - 4PM at Georgetown High School! Come check out the show!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another GORGEOUS day! Cole Porter Show in Temple tonight...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Music is to me - a colorless / boundless rejuvenating energy constantly moving! What is it to you?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Come Check out Temple Jazz Orchestra! Saturday Night in Temple - Sunday at Georgetown High School!

Monday, November 1, 2010

ON THE INTERNET - Bravery by posting anonymous comments is the absolute true form of cowardice!
Anonymous bravery is a true form of absolute cowardice!
Can't believe it's November 1st already! Where has 2010 gone?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another busy weekend! Gig tonight and 2 tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just got home from "Hereafter!" WOW! Clint Eastwood is our hero!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We have officially completed the new book! WOO HOO!!! A LONG process, but it was SO worth it! Should be available in 2 weeks... sent out for editing!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Trumpet players - What players inspire you to keep practicing? MF, Doc, Arturo?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nick M. is doing GREAT! WOO HOO!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prayers going out to Nick Mondello!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Monday, September 27, 2010

This is the first morning in over 5 months I don't feel like I'm going to melt!

Friday, September 24, 2010

What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Mine? Bugs Bunny! But also the old Scooby-Doo because of the music! Oh - and the Jetsons!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our T-Shirt design is finished and nearly ready for unveiling! WOO HOO!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A relentless pursuit does not entail a relentless torture... only a constant devotion! K. Fiala

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let the process of learning be a great reward - not just the finished product.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Busy days - lots of rehearsals... I love this!

Monday, September 13, 2010

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Solicitors will be Tried and Convicted with ONE SHOT!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You gotta check out the new Austin Winds Ballad horns!!! Unbelievable sound and a GREAT horn!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Just played a 1959 Conn Constellation! What a horn... it's for sale for $850! Wish I had the bread!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I am SO fortunate to have a beautiful loving wife and great friends! What more is there, really?

Monday, August 30, 2010

The only thing worse than going in the wrong direction is, going in the wrong direction enthusiastically! Check out Chops Rehab!
The only thing worse than going in the wrong direction is - going in the wrong direction enthusiastically! Chops Rehab Baby!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It was good to get back into a gig last night... helped take my mind off of the pain!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mason passed away in his sleep last night. Thank you for 15 years of joy Buppy!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank you to one of my greatest teachers; Mr. Pain! Taught me that making the same mistake twice hurts twice as much!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Remembering Maynard Ferguson who passed away today 4 years ago... Long Live Boss!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mason is still hangin' in... damn this is so SAD and difficult!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Took Mason in to a new vet and got a complete exam done... the other place nearly OD'd him! I'll know more tomorrow! The other place WILL be hearing from me VERY soon!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Push your comfort zone! Reach for your dreams - they're just on the other side!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A hand-out is what you get from the Government, a hand up is what you get from a friend!... Clint Eastwood - Any Which Way You Can

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I think my dogs Vet flunked bedside manner class! What a &@#$(

Monday, August 9, 2010

If you haven't picked up Arturo Sandoval's latest CD (A Time For Love), do so ASAP!!! It's destined to be a classic!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My most favorite Maynard Quote! "Never kick yourself so hard that you break your leg - BUT - NEVER pat yourself so hard on the back that you break your arm!"
Score - Horn 1, Keith 0

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Trumpet players - What is your biggest challenge with playing the trumpet? Endurance? Flexibility? Range? Comment below...
Great time last night with "The Latin Players!" Thanks to all that came out to see...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last minute summer lessons special for trumpeters outside Austin wanting help!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Really looking forward to my gig with the "Latin Players" tomorrow night at the Elephant Room! 9:30 if you can make it!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Someone screaming into a microphone and thinks they sound cool or are a musician seriously needs to be taken out back and beaten to a pulp!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Got a lot written today for the new book! Visit Trumpet to help name the book!
Fun gig last night with the "Republic of Texas Big Band" led by Kent Dugan! Visit the Highball Lounge in Austin!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The older I get, the more I learn that I need to learn more!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Never give up everything for something you want... you won't have anything left To enjoy it with once you get it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Are we there yet? No! WiFi now available in the air complements of Alaska Air!
Juneau here we come!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keith to Trumpet: "F" You! I win!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved!
Winston Churchill

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Temp's gig was AMAZING! Got to play with top notch musicians in the band / horn section and loved every minute!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Preparing for a gig with the Temptations tomorrow night in San Antonio with Adrian Ruiz... this will be a true blast!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

There are two schools of thought - the school of High C, and the school of Double High C. Which do you choose?
"There is more hunger for love and
appreciation in this world than for bread."
- Mother Teresa

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happiness is watching your dreams come true right before your very eyes!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

FINALLY have a contract on the Wimberley house! WOO HOO!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The art of listening is dying a rapid death!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Hope everyone is having a GREAT Memorial Day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

To worry only about YOUR performance is selfish and misguided, but to concern yourself with your audience's pleasure is self-less and divine

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Calling Dr. Bombay, Calling Dr. Bombay, are you there?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I think musicians should band together and hire the BP Lobbyists to get rid of lip synching no talents and get bigger tax breaks!
I think musicians should band together and hire the BP Lobbyists so we can get rid of lip synching no talents and bigger tax breaks!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Worked ALL day on the site! I can't see straight anymore...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm finding myself really appreciating the weeks and months of concentrated practice as the pay off comes seemingly unexpected in my playing

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Does anyone else just NOT like Internet Explorer? So many issues...

Monday, May 17, 2010

It takes as little as 48 to 72 hours for muscles to go into full blown atrophy (decline in muscle strength). BEWARE the summer chops!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sometimes getting past what we "know" is the toughest part of learning!

Friday, May 14, 2010

When someone gives you their opinion, they are revealing their own fears for themselves... "You can't do that!"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Playing trumpet is a cumulative endeavor! Build every day upon the last and be patient! Be patient... BE PATIENT!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Never let ANYONE tell you "You can't do that!" Nothing is impossible if you believe!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

R.I.P. Rob McConnell! The music world lost another great!
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Today is a heavy day for practice! Gettin' on it HARD!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Yet another beautiful day in Austin. too nice not to take the car out!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heading to a gig with Memphis Train Revue... Uh- huh!

Friday, April 30, 2010

If people live their lives like they drive, then I just got a whole lot more scared!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trying to lock down dates for the Juneau clinic in July... this is going to be fun!
Practicing SMART will make a bigger impact than practicing HARD!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Got to meet Giuseppe Risi today! Man - what a cool thing!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Consistent, Conscious, Conscientious practice yields talent and unimaginable abilities!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Joined Gold's Gym on Monday... gonna start my workout. Oh boy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Talent is not a thing - but rather a process!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What ever happened to "FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE?"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Your attitude will determine your outcome - no matter the subject!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

After nearly 9 hours of playing yesterday, I think I'm going to take it a bit easy today!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I am amused by people in gawdy colored clothing complaining that the trumpet is too loud!
Happy Easter everyone! I'm off to play an EARLY morning service!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Music is NOT a competitive sport! Listen for the message - not the perception of perfection!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time to bring Jazz and the Big Bands back into popularity! I'm STILL riding on the energy from Saturday Night!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What a show! Brian Lynch & Conrad Herwig were amazing players and fun to hang with!!! It was an honor to play with them!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Temple Jazz Orchestra at 7:30! WooHoo!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

GORGEOUS weather is demanding that I take the little red Italian car out and stretch its legs!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Temple Jazz Festival coming up this weekend! Saturday night is gonna be a great gig with Conrad Herwig and Brian Lynch as our guest artists

Friday, March 19, 2010

Diggin' on Carl Fischer's latest CD - Adverse Times... Great tunes & great playing!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Michelangelo once said, "If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wise words from the Great Clark Terry - There ain't nothin' wrong with bein' a copy cat, as long as you copy the right cat!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Free yourself from what you "think" you already know and be open!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Arban's 8VA anyone?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chops Rehab course is up and helping!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Practicing control (on trumpet)... harder than it sounds! The illusion of strength is really found in control!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rest in peace Pop

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm such an equipment geek! Between Austin Winds and trying out Taylor Trumpets, I'm in hog heaven!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Although I STRONGLY disagree with his actions, Joe Stack's view of our corrupt Gov't should serve as a wake-up call!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sad to see that a maniac crashed a stolen plane into a building right here in Austin!
The hardest part of being a musician is the "being patient" with yourself! UGH!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ever looked back and thought, I should'a listened 20 years ago when I had the chance?!?!?! Geez!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The worst day playing trumpet is better than the best day working for someone else!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Block out EVERYTHING else when you practice... cherish every second you get with your horn!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Check out! Very cool jazz site!
Give me 2 minutes, and I'll show you how to increase your range and endurance!
Another rainy Monday and it's time to warm up for the day!