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http://screen.yahoo.com/viral-hits/sneezing-trombone-sounds-233806756.html

THIS IS WHAT SNEEZING INTO A TROMBONE SOUNDS LIKE

A new viral video featuring the London Central Fellowship band performing in St. Luke’s Parish Church in Essex, England has garnered over a million hits and it’s not because the band plays beautifully. In the 19-second video, the trombonist for the band sneezes directly into his instrument, and it makes just the silliest noise. Let’s listen in and enjoy. Find more Broken News Daily videos on Yahoo Screen.

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http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/121-things-not-to-do-in-the-music-industry.html

121 THINGS NOT TO DO IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY – PART III
Post written by Dylan Lott of BandHacks; you can follow Dylan on Twitter @DylanLott

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All too often, we get wrapped up in new tactics, new ideas, new plans and new ways of getting bigger and better as musicians. With social media and the internet, there’s so much information that it’s almost become immeasurable.

• This is great and all, but maybe we sometimes lose sight of what we shouldn’t be doing.
• There’s lots of stupid shit you shouldn’t be doing.
• Here’s a quick guide to what you shouldn’t be doing.

BOOKING  & TOURING – PART I

66. Don’t ask for too much.
67. Don’t book a tour for your band unless you have the emergency fund to support it
68. Don’t book a tour with too little notice. You’re just shooting yourself in the foot.
69. Don’t turn down a door deal because you think you can do better.
70. Don’t blame the promoter when you haven’t helped promote the show, either.
71. Don’t blame the promoter when you haven’t helped, period.
72. Don’t expect to play to 100 kids a night. Be grateful for 5.
73. Don’t forget to say thanks to the sound guy.
74. Don’t forget what it feels like to be the opening band.
75. Don’t forget what it feels like to be shit on by the touring band.
76. Don’t get a rockstar attitude.
77. Don’t kiss ass, but don’t forget when to say thank you, either.
78. Don’t forget that the touring band usually needs a place to stay.
79. Don’t forget that they could use a place to shower, too.
80. Don’t think people will help you out just because. You have to give them a reason.
81. Don’t pretend to be better than the local bands you used to play shows with.
82. Don’t stop booking or helping to book your tours. Just because you have an agent doesn’t mean you can’t help out.
83. Don’t be the diva in the van.
84. Don’t be too cool to say sorry. Come on, dude, you and I both know you were being an asshole.
85. Don’t let what someone said get to you. Keep your cool.
86. Don’t forget to have fun on tour. That’s what it’s really all about, anyway.
87. Don’t skimp on buying your van. Quality counts when it’s the only thing getting you to your next show.
88. Eat at cool places and do cool things on tour. Those memories are just as good as the rest of tour.
89. Don’t stop drinking water on tour. Dehyrdation causes fatigue and you’re dehydrated before you even know it.
90. Don’t pass up the chance to shower. Ever.

[We’ll continue with this very interesting essay in the coming weeks. Some really good advice here. Pay attention to it!] [Contributed by COMBO Board Member Doug Garvey. Thanks, Doug! BTW, Doug lives in Pueblo and would like to connect with more musicians there. Lisa, Chris, Mike & Ron – this means YOU! Send an e-mail to info@coloradomusic.org and we’ll hook you up!]

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ROCK SHOW AND TELL: CALLING ALL MUSIC HEADS: THINK YOU KNOW YOUR CLASSIC ALBUM COVERS? TAKE OUR QUIZ AND PROVE IT!
by Larry Carlat | Purple Clover

http://www.purpleclover.com/entertainment/2164-rock-of-ages/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl18|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D454008

As some of you may recall, there used to be these cool things called “album covers.” Some of the best years of our lives were spent poring over them while listening to the great music contained within. If you’re like us, there’s a good chance you haven’t looked at your favorites in a very long time, but no matter — many of those iconic images are forever etched into your mind. Or so you thought. Click through to see if you can guess these classic album covers by just looking at a small piece of each of them. For those of you too old to rock and roll (and too young to die), we’ve included some hints.

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