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Dangers of Dixieland

All right, flame me if you must. this is non loop related, not even gear
related, but in case you play wiith any 'bone players beware....

> > Jeffries/Weekly World News (January 23, 1996)
> >   Bocholt, Germany-A band musician died of a brain injury when the
> > trombonist behind him jerked the slide of his trombone forward and
> > struck the trumpeter in the back of the head! Police say the tragedy
> > occured as the Gratzfeld College band was rehearsing the spirited
> > American jazz classic, "When the Saints Go Marching In." According to
> > other band members, trombonist Peter Niemeyer, 19, "got carried away"
> > with the music. He started gyrating and thrashing around as he played.
> > At one point, he jerked forward and the rounded metal slide on his
> > instrument hit trumpet player Dolph Mohr, 20, dropping him instantly to
> > the floor. "Niemeyer was pumping the slide very hard," said medical
> > examiner Dr. Max Krause. "But it wasn't just the force of the blow that
> > killed Mohr. "The slide struck him in the worst possible place-the
> > vulnerable spot just behind and below the left ear. "Bone fragments
> > pierced his brain, killing him instantly." The incident has provoked a
> > storm of controversy over whether or not American jazz should be played
> > in German colleges. "I believe the music is to blame," said Gratzfeld
> > band director Heinrich Sommer. "I was pressured to play that selection
> > by school administrators. But I've always said jazz is dangerous music,
> > "Our musicians can't control themselves when they play it. They move 
> > rock back and forth, creating chaos. If I had my way, American 
> > would be outlawed in Germany. I've been directing bands for 30 years 
> > I've never heard of anyone dying while playing a German march."
> >

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